Ski touring this winter in the Pyrenees?
You are a skier in search of a practice that is both wilder and more environmentally friendly ? Have you ever tried ski touring with a mountain guide?
An introduction to ski touring with a mountain guide will allow you to experience the mountains away from the ski lifts! Our high mountain guides are passionate about skiing and will help you discover this activity in fabulous surroundings: The Anéou circus just below the Col du Pourtalet on the Spanish border, the Somport pass or near the ski resorts of Gourette and La Pierre Saint Martin.
You're a skier but you haven't yet never taken the plunge into ski touringthis formula discover ski touring is ideal for you. You'll learn all about the equipment specific to this activity (skis and safety equipment). It's time to first conversions then first turns away from the crowds. The idea is to start ski touring in the best possible conditions with a mountain guide and to experience new sensations.
After a few days, you'll no longer be afraid of seal skins and conversions! Then you'll see the mountains with new eyes. You'll soon be skiing the virgin slopes of the Pyrenees! What's more, this will open the door to itinerant ski touring if you feel like spending a few days touring on skis in our beautiful Pyrenean mountains!
per person(group of 8 max)
3 participants minimum
Reduced rate for groups of 4 people or more: €120/person
Advance booking essential
Ski touring in detail
- Location: Ossau Valley (Col du Pourtalet, Gourette) or Aspe Valley (Col du Somport, La Pierre Saint Martin), conditions permitting.
- December to April, depending on snow conditions
- 3 to 5 hours on skis
Equipment to be provided
Please bring your own equipment: If you don't have all the necessary equipment, you can rent it from LOCASKI in Laruns
- Ski touring
- Ski touring boots
- Sealskins and knives
- ski gloves and socks
- Backpack 30-40 litres with :
- waterproof / windproof jacket + fleece
- Sunglasses / sun cream
- Water bottle (3 l/pers.)
- Picnic, biscuit / cereal bar style snacks
Please allow for your safety equipment : If you do not have all the necessary equipment, the guide may be able to provide it.
Levels / Difficulties
You need to know how to ski on red or even black runs. Experience on all types of snow is also a plus.
The guide will take you to an area suitable for your level!
- You need to be comfortable on red or even black ski runs. It is also preferable to have some off-piste experience in all snow conditions.
- You will need to be in good general physical condition to enjoy your day.
- Minimum age 14 if accompanied by an adult during the outing
The activity is supervised by a mountain guide, a partner member of Aventure Chlorophylle.
Maximum 8 participants per day of ski touring.
It will be communicated to you when you make your reservation.
Who is the introductory ski touring course for?
This is for all skiers who want to discover the snow far from the ski resorts!
However, you must already have some experience of downhill skiing, be at ease on red or even black runs and if possible have a little off-piste experience in all snow conditions.
You also need to be in good shape for the climb(s), which may be as high as 800m of positive altitude difference (3 to 5 hours) on skis to fully enjoy the day.
We will learn to use the specific equipment for ski touring (skins, shovel, probe)
At the end of the day, you will be able to move around on skis on the way up, make a track, do conversions on the way up and use all the safety equipment.