Ski touring, a booming practice!
The sales of ski touring equipment sum up the situation well; this market is experiencing double-digit annual growth and reflects the enthusiasm for this sport which can be practiced multiple ways.
I suggest you come and learn on the edge of the Haute Maurienne ski domain of Val Cenis and Aussois. The ski lifts allow you to gain height to access the great outdoors and offer a nice descent after a reasonable climb. We will leave for half a day, a full day or we will plan a night or two in a gîte or refuge. That, according to your desires and your budget.
The necessary equipment is available for rent in the sports shops in the resort. All first, we will take care of the equipment: the skis and their specific bindings, the skins of
walking, tightening shoes up and down. We will talk about the elements of
security: DVA, shovel, and probe. We will learn how to use it and see how to react in case
of an emergency.
Then place on the ground, a moderate elevation climb during which we will take the time to exchange and enjoy the mountain and its landscapes. Traces of animals in the snow, chamois or vulture, observation of the snowpack and historical anecdotes will make the effort very bearable. After a short break and a bit of contemplation, it’s time to go downhill
hope in easy and pleasant snow!
For more experienced people, I can also organize a multi-day raid in a
alpine massif of your choice. The known classics or more original like towards the Ambin massif or in the nearby Italian valleys, the possibilities will depend on the snow cover and the chosen period.
See you soon on the snowy slopes of the Alps.