This lovely village with its world's end atmosphere is known as the "Mountaineering Mecca". It accurately describes the incredible potential offered by La Bérarde: ranging from anthropological day routes to large-scale trips from huts. A thousand reasons to get your skins on!

Description

SUGGESTIONS FOR SKI-TOURING from La Bérarde (St-Christophe-en-Oisans)
> Discovery day route :
- Vallon de Bonne Pierre (2900 m) +1170 m
You need to gain a little altitude, watching La Bérarde slowly wake up, before entering the Vallon de Bonne Pierre with its full-on view of the Dôme des Ecrins, its col and majestic presence. Climbing up this magnificent valley to the top of the moraine involves no particular difficulty, but is of fairytale beauty.

OTHER POSSIBILITIES
- Refuge du Châtelleret (2225 m) + 500 m
- Refuge du Promontoire (3092 m) + 1400 m
- Refuge de la Pilatte (2577 m) + 840 m
- Brèche de la Somme (3269 m) + 1800 m
- Selle du Plaret (3411 m) + 1700 m
- Col du Chardon (3083 m) + 1360 m
- Col des Rouies (3352 m) + 1870 m
- Brèche de la Meije (3357 m) + 1640 m
- Couloir nord de la Bérarde (3421 m) + 1720 m
- Glacier long Ailefroide Occidentale (3440 m) + 1730 m
- Col du Pavé (3554 m) + 1830 m
WITH A NIGHT IN A HUT
> From refuge du Châtelleret (2225 m) + 500 m :
- Brèche de la Meije (3357 m) + 1140 m
- Col de la Casse Déserte (3483 m) + 1260 m
- Col de la Gandolière (3233 m) + 1010 m
- Col du Clot des Cavales (3158 m) + 940 m
- Col du Replat (3335 m) + 1110 m
- Col du Pavé (3554 m) + 1330 m
> From le refuge du Promontoire (3092 m) + 1400 m :
- Brèche de la Meije (3357 m) + 300 m
- Tour de la Meije
> From le refuge de la Pilatte (2577 m) + 840 m :
- Pointe de la Pilate (3476 m) + 900 m
- Les Bans (3669 m) + 1100 m
- Col de la Condamine (3422 m) + 850 m
- Gioberney (3352 m) + 780 m
- Col du Saÿs (3122 m) + 550 m
- Col du Sélé (3276 m) + 910 m

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
> Getting supplies: Bar/restaurant in La Bérarde.
> Accommodation: Gîtes and rooms in La Bérarde.

VENEON SECTOR
Once you have entered the Vénéon valley, you will be enchanted for life, as it's a real goldmine for ski-touring. Opportunities appear endless and the beauty of the surrounding scenery often makes skiers stop on their way down to admire the views…
This is the homeland of Père Gaspard, who first climbed the Meije in 1877. The valley can sometimes look harsh, but it has a soft heart that skiers need to take time to discover.
Once the iconic road to La Bérarde opens up, day-routes spring up all through the valley, with high-altitude routes located at the end of the valley.
There are a plethora of routes starting from mountain huts. To follow are some ideas to get you started, but you'll quickly discover that ski-touring in the Vénéon is like eating peanuts, once you've started you can't stop. So it's up to you to join routes together, work out trips over several days basing yourself at one or more mountain huts. Skis start shivering in delight once you enter Père Gaspard's homeland.

Oppening

Depending on snow conditions.

Prices

Free

Free of charge.

Location

This lovely village with its world's end atmosphere is known as the "Mountaineering Mecca". It accurately describes the incredible potential offered by La Bérarde: ranging from anthropological day routes to large-scale trips from huts. A thousand reasons to get your skins on!

Ski touring from La Bérarde
Saint-Christophe-en-Oisans - La Bérarde