Ephemeral, is a free-ride that has a limited duration in the timing of the season depending on the conditions of sunshine. An experience without technical difficulty designed to simply reconnect with nature.
Texte d'introduction & contenu
- Takes place in the morning
- 3 hour duration (approx)
- Difficulty Level: 2/5 
Everything starts from the top of Signal Man at an altitude of 2176 m.

From there you descend quietly towards Auris-en-Oisans where the view is perfect on the Meije and Les-2-Alpes. Enjoy the show! The gentle slopes guide you in the footsteps of Count Géraud Aurillac, who erected a chapel in 890, This place allows you to drift off and maybe meditate for a while!

Your 'EPHEMERAL' programme details:
The success of this trip will depend on weather conditions. If conditions require adjustments or suspension of this program we will notify you the day before.
The Morning
  • Meet at 9.00am at the ESF in l'Alpe d'Huez
  • Safety is a top priority. A small point before departure is to prepare your route: snow conditions, weather and hire/organisation of your kit.
  • Departure at 9:15am to the station of Auris-en-Oisans by the summit of the Signal of Man.
  • We slip quietly towards the south-east.
  • We then leave Auris-en-Oisans by borrowing two chair lifts.
  • Return at noon to the ESF Alpe d'Huez.

Equipment recommendations:
Provisions supplied:
  • Security kit (bag, shovel, DVA, radio)
For you to bring:
  • All terrain Skis (easily hired at most ski hire shops or the possibility to reserve your equipment via ESF)
  • Helmet
  • Water
Your questions answered...
Is this suitable for families?
Families will love this experience!
"The route is very accessible and allows you to escape for a few hours from the hustle and bustle of the slopes. It is THE ideal hike for a family outing!"
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