Catch the first slopes of the day

Your route will take you far away from the main slopes on a journey that combines freeride and hiking.

This tour is ideal for the adventurous winter sport enthusiast.

From the remains of the old Roman camp at the col de Cluy, you then climb the Grandes Buffes!

The effort is well worth it as the view is simply magical. You will then go around the Herpie, the Meije and even the Massif of Belledonne. The most courageous amongst you will push your limits by going as far as the Cassini Cross. Then, with your skis touching powder and under the beautiful sky, you will ski down the slopes to the gorges of Sarenne.

The 'Opening' 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 morning

  • Meet at 8:30am 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 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 Grandes 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 descend 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.

Provisions supplied

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

You bring

  • Ski touring skis / skins
  • Helmet
  • Water


Highlights of the 'Opening' programme

  • The pleasure of a powder descent on perfect snow.
  • The different panoramas that litter the course and we do not want you to miss any!


"This course has a difficulty level of 3/5, so we would expect you to be able to ski at a decent level. This programme covers a great area and has some breathtaking views and some great powder decents. A must for skiers of a good level."