As the other skiers return to the resort, your outing is just beginning!

Watch the sunset over the Grandes Rousses. A spectacle of great beauty.

At the foot of the Herpie peak you will follow the footsteps of the miners of the last century where you will pass near what was once, the highest coal mine in Europe.
When you reach the summit you will be facing the Grandes Rousses, where the change in colours of the sky will memorise you.
After a small snack and equipped with a head torch, you will return to the resort where you will experience the absolute silence & calm of the mountain night.

The 'blue hour' 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.
The Evening
  • The start will be fixed according to the weather at the time. Therefore, the precise schedules will be defined a week before.
  • Safety is a top priority, so to prepare for your excursion you will be issued with your safety kit. 
  • We will then look to judge the snow conditions and weather.
  • Depart locally from esf, we will climb to the top of the Chalvet chairlift for 1 hour.
  • Once we arrive at the Herpie mines, we set off along the Combe Charbonnière.
  • We then reach the ridge of La Combe.
  • At the foot of the Herpie Peak (2,712 m), we have two hours ahead of us to wait and watch the sunset. We have plenty of time to enjoy a snack together!
  • Back by the slopes using our head torches.

Provisions provided

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

You bring

  • Ski Touring skis (easily hired at most ski hire shops)
  • Seal skins
  • Helmet
  • Water

You can enquire at the possibility to reserve your equipment via the ESF.
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Highlights of the 'blue hour' programme

  • View the sunset in a wild and unspoiled spot.
  • Start your hike when the crowds are returning to the resort.
  • The mountain becomes yours along with the peace and tranquility it brings.

Testimonials

A magnificent nightime route
"Would you like to escape and get a little closer to the sun before you see it disappear? I love this magnificent aerial route which ends on the crest of the Combe Charbonnière. Its history makes it even more valuable. "
Yves
Instructor