Snowshoes
Time Travel
Follow in the footsteps of those who preceded you centuries ago. Those who built the story of what was originally a small mountain village ...
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TIME TRAVEL
- Afternoon 
- Duration: 2 hrs 30 
- Difficulty: 1/5
- Snowshoe outing
This snowshoe hike is an easy level, yet plunges you into the landscapes of those who developed
Alpe d'Huez from the twelth century. Here, on the plateau of Brandes-en-Oisans, was an exploited silver & lead mine belonging to the Dauphin. Here, coal mining took over, until the mid-twentieth century, thanks to the Herpie mine. Centuries of history surrounds you on a route tracing the conditions of the life of the village elders.
Your 'TIME TRAVEL' program details
The success of this hike will depend on the kindness of the weather. If conditions require adjusting or suspension of this outing, we will notify you the day before.
Morning
  • Meet at ESF des Bergers at 14:15.
  • Safety is an absolute priority, prepare for your course: snow conditions, weather and delivery of your kit.
  • From the local ESF, we join the chalets of the Altiport along the tracks.
  • Thanks to small off-piste passages, we make our mark in the powder by going up the canyon of Rif Brillant.
  • We then follow a route under the mines of Herpie to reach the Brandes-en-Oisans plateau.
  • We leave via the Altiport to return to the ESF office at 17:00.
Your equipment
Provided
  • Security kit (bag, shovel, DVA, radio)
To bring
  • Snowshoes and poles
  • Walking boots
  • Small snacks like cereal bars
  • Water

Points of view ...
Our guides are experts and very knowledgeable of this area.
Such beautiful viewing points
"It feels like you are alone in the world by going up small wild canyons, while the station is not so far! And the crossing to Brandes offers magnificent views."
Valentin
Instructor
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