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.

Everything starts from the top of the Signal of 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 is calm and allows you to drift off and maybe meditate for a while!

The 'Ephemeral' programme details

The success of this trip will depend on weather conditions. If conditions require adjustments or suspension of this programme we will notify you the day before.
DVA initiation mandatory if not used to it !
The morning
  • Meet at 9.00am at the esf Bergers
  • Safety is a priority! Distribution of safety equipment before departure and preparation for the outing: snow conditions, weather etc..
  • 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 via two chair lifts.
  • Return at noon to esf

Provisions supplied

  • Security kit (bag, shovel, DVA, radio)

You bring

  • All terrain skis or snowboard
  • Helmet
  • Water

Highlights of the 'Ephemeral' programme

  • The pleasure of riding down a sun-drenched lane and skiing the long, gentle, smooth slopes that stretch out as far as the eye can see.
  • The little chapel that we can visit.


Families love it!
"The route is very accessible and it 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!"