Haute Maurienne Ski Tour

This is essentially a four day tour, along the Franco/Italian border, but it's best to allow an extra day in case of bad weather.

Starting at Bonneval sur Arc, the first day is a steady 1000m climb to the Refuge Carro at 2759m. The hut is situated below the impressive peaks of the Cime de Carro and the Grand Aiguille Rousse. The following day we climb to the Levvana Occidental 3593m (summit not obligatory, but may be possible), and then down to the Col du Pariotes 3050m. From there we descend into the Vallée d'Arc, before climbing again to the Col du Trieves, and then the Col du Grand Méan 3214m. From there it is a fine ski down to the Evettes Refuge at 2590m.This day is all about L'Alberon (3637m), which is the highpoint for the trip. A long and steady ascent, which culminates in us climbing on foot while carrying our skis, eventually gets us to the summit where we can expect fine views of Italy and the Vanoise. From there it's a long ski down to the Refuge d'Avérole at 2229m.
The final day is a long ascent to the Ouille de l'Arbéron (1350m ascent from the refuge), after which a 1700m descent to the valley can be enjoyed.

Dates, Prices & Availability

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    5 days
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    This is a physically and technically demanding trip, which is only for experienced ski tourers. As such it is an invitation only trip, or for private griups.