At last you are freed from the ski lifts and cable cars!For climbing, skis are fitted with skins and the bindings leave your heel free, before being locked for the downhill ski.

Ski touring requires a good level of general skiing in order to be able to ski on all types of snow. Going off into the mountains requires specific knowledge and experience, especially as regards snow conditions, map reading, weather forecasting, physical condition and knowledge of the local area. Use the services of mountain guides for maximum safety!

Specialised equipment

Skis, skins and ski touring boots, safety equipment: shovel – beacon – probe. The guides’ offices can lend you the safety equipment or recommend a rental outlet.


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“Ski Touring in Oisans” guide