For your first experience of a long wild and easy off piste experience we have the ideal course. 
Alone, with family or with friends you will learn to make your mark in exceptional powder snow!
Texte d'introduction & contenu
- Takes place in the morning
- 3 hour duration (approx)
- Difficulty Level: 2/5 
You will meet at the top at an altitude of 3060m where the experience begins and the assessment of the course takes place.

Once initiated your experience starts with a few turns to get your legs working. You then escape very quickly off the crest of Le Herpie and access the Côtes de Rivets. This place is mythical as you are on the route of Sarenne, the longest run in the world!

Together, we perfect your technique so that this first ride is a moment of pure pleasure!
Your 'FIRST RIDE' 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 esf Alp 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 in the direction of the cable cars to reach Marmotte 3.
  • Arrive at an altitude of 3060m. After 300m of track on the Cristallière, we chain valons and plateaus. It is impossible to describe precisely this course as the possibilities are numerous!
  • Then we leave back for the station to arrive at noon

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...
I have only been off piste a few times. Is this experience suitable?
There is always a different landscape to be seen.
You can ski this course if you have a certain experience of off piste. You will learn new techniques and it is better to bring a same skier friend. I can do it 15 times in the winter without ever going to the same place. These virgin spaces are incredible as you always feel like you're alone in the world"
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I'm interested in this program
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