Ski Touring/Hiking
The 'OPENING'
The slopes have just opened, but your route takes you far away on a good level route that combines free-ride and hiking.
Texte d'introduction & contenu
THE 'OPENING' 
- Takes place in the morning
- 4 hour duration (approx)
- Difficulty Level: 3/5 
This tour is ideal for the adventurous winter sport enthusiast.

From the vantage point of the old Roman camp, to the col de Cluy, you will climb to the Great Buffes!

The effort is well worth it as it is simply magical. You will be able to go around the Le Herpie, the Meije and even the Massif of Belledonne. The most courageous will push their limits by going as far as the cross of Cassini. Then, with your skis touching powder and under the beautiful sky, sk down until the slopes of Sarenne.

Your 'OPENING' 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 8:30am at the ESF Bergers..
  • 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 8:45am via the chairlift Alpauris to reach the top of Signal de l'Homme.
  • From there, we descend the trail of Col de Cluy to the remains of the Roman camp.
  • We begin the ascent of the Great Buffes by the west coast for a duration of one hour.
  • Depending on your level we can continue on the ridge up to the cross of Cassini.
  • We go down the north face to the bottom of the gorges of Sarenne.
  • Then the chairlift takes us back to the station for a return at 1pm.

Equipment recommendations:
Provisions supplied:
  • Security kit (bag, shovel, DVA, radio)
For you to bring:
  • Helmet
  • Ski touring off piste skis
  • Water
(Equipment is easily hired at most ski hire shops or the possibility to reserve your equipment via ESF)
Your questions answered
Do I have to be a good skier to enjoy the OPENING?
It has a difficulty level of 3/5. We would expect you to be of a decent level as there is lot's to see and experience. 
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