CALENDAR 2022

SKI TOURING CALENDAR 2022

December 2021
Luz St Sauveur Base Camp

18-25 Dec 2021 // 25 Dec - 1 Jan 2022 :

Intro Ski Touring / Winter Skills or Private Ski Tour
Price: 1255€ / 1355€pp
Grade: D1:A1:F1 OR fit to client
Meet: Luz St Sauveur

LW/E 18-21 Dec  // 25-28 Dec 2021 :

Intro Ski Touring Weekend - Price : 595€ (including equipment)
Private Ski Tour Weekend - Price : 650€pp
Grade: D1:A1:F1, grade to suit
Meet: Luz St Sauveur

January 2022
Luz St Sauveur Base Camp

15-22 Jan  //  22-29 Jan 2022 :

Intro Ski Touring / Winter Skills or Private Ski Tour 
Price: 1255€/pp
Grade: D1:A1:F1 or fit to client
Meet: Luz St Sauveur

LW/E 15-18 Jan  //  22-25 Jan 2022 :

Intro Ski Touring Weekend - Price : 595€ (including equipment)
Private Ski Tour Weekend - Price : 650€pp
Grade: D1:A1:F1, grade to suit
Meet: Luz St Sauveur

February 2022

Luz St Sauveur Base Camp

29 Jan – 5 Feb 2022:
Pyrenean Ski Safari (hotel based in Luz)
Price :
1315€
Grade : D2:A2:F1
Meet : Luz St Sauveur

29 Jan – 5 Feb, 5 – 12 Feb 2022:
Intro Ski Touring / Winter Skills
or Private Ski Tour Pyrenees
Price : 1225€
Grade : D1:A1:F1 OR fit to client
Meet : Luz St Sauveur

LW/E 29 Jan – 1 Feb, 14 – 17 Feb 2022 :
Intro Ski Touring Weekend or Private Ski Tour Weekend
Price : 595€ (inc. equip)
Grade : D1:A1:F1, grade to suit
Meet : Luz St Sauveur

Ski tours Pyrenees

5 – 12 Feb 2022:
Pyrenean Day Tours
(hotel based in Luz)
Price : 1255€
Grade : D2:A2:F2
Meet : Lourdes

12 – 29 Feb 2022 :
Néouvielle Nature Reserve – Lakes and Peaks (Pyrenees)
Price :
1295€
Grade : D1:A1:F1
Meet : Luz St Sauveur

SW 12 – 17 Feb 2022 :
Néouvielle Nature Reserve – 5 nights/4 days
Price : 1095€
Grade : D1:A1:F1
Meet : Luz St Sauveur

19 – 26 Feb 2022 :
Encantats Ski Tour
Price : 1395€
Grade : D1:A1:F2
Meet : Monrejeau or Toulouse

SW 19 – 24 Feb 2022:
Encantats Ski Tour – 5 nights/4 days
Price : 1195€
Grade : D1:A1:F2
Meet : Monrejeau or Toulouse

March 2022

Luz St Sauveur Base Camp

26 Feb – 5 Mar 2022:

• Off-Piste Improvement - Price: 1425€, Grade: D1:A1:F1

Meet: Luz St Sauveur

• Pyrenean Ski Safari (hotel based in Luz) - Price: 1315€, Grade: D2:A2:F1

Meet: Luz St Sauveur

5 – 12 Mar 2022: 

• Off-Piste Improvement - Price: 1425€, Grade: D1:A1:F1

Meet: Lourdes/Luz St Sauveur

Pyrenean Day Tours (hotel based in Luz) - Price: 1255€, Grade: D2:A2:F2

Meet: Lourdes

12 – 19 Mar, 19 – 26 Mar 2022:

Intro Ski Touring / Winter Skills or Private Ski Tour Pyrenees

Price: 1225€ Grade: D1:A1:F1

Meet: Luz St Sauveur

LW/E 12 – 15 Mar, 19 – 22 Mar 2022

Intro Ski Touring Weekend or Private Ski Tour Weekend

Price: 595€ (inc. equip), Grade: D1:A1:F1, grade to suit

Meet: Luz St Sauveur

Tours Southern Alps - Pyrenees

5 – 12 Mar 2022:

• Cerces Southern Alps Ski Tour

Price: 1395€, Grade: D1:A2:F2

Meet: Gap

12 – 19 Mar 2022: 

• Larche – Briançon Traverse

Price: 1395€ Grade: D2:A2:F2

Meet: Turin

19 – 26 Mar 2022:

• Spanish High Route Pyrenees Ski Tour

Price: 1425€, Grade: D2:A3:F2

Meet: Montrejeau or Toulouse

April 2022
French and Swiss Alps Tours

 

2 – 9 Apr 2022: 

• Vanoise Ski Tour

Price: 1425€, Grade: D2:A2:F2

Meet: Geneva

SW 2 – 7 Apr 2022: 

Vanoise Ski Tour -  5 nights/4 days

Price: 1225€, Grade: D2:A2:F2

Meet: Geneva

9 – 16 Apr 2022: 

• Haute Maurienne Ski Tour

Price: 1395€, Grade: D2:A3:F2

Meet: Geneva

SW 9 – 14 Apr 2022: 

Haute Maurienne – 5 nights/4 days

Price: 1195€, Grade: D2:A3:F2

Meet: Geneva

9 – 16 Apr 2022: 

Tour of La Meije

Price: 1395€, Grade: D3:A3:F3

Meet: Grenoble

GRADE CODING

D = DESCENT

D1 – simple skiing on wide slopes with little danger of exposure due to cliff faces, seracs or glaciers. Expect slopes similar to a red piste in gradient terms.

D2 – expect some slopes with object dangers like cliff faces, narrow passages between crevasses or ice falls and the occasional gully or couloir. Slopes may be slightly steeper than in our D1 grade but generally do not exceed 30 degrees.

D3 – expect steeper slopes, narrower gulleys, and skiing in more confined spaces. You must be able to ski completely in control in all snow conditions on slopes up to 35 degrees.

A = ASCENT

A1 – climbs on these ski tours average between 800 and 1000 metres a day at a moderate pace on gentle terrain. Expect to spend fours hours climbing. A1 tours do not generally require the use of an ice axe but you may need boot crampons on one or two passes.

A2 – longer climbs up to 1200 metres a day but with optional peak ascents requiring some mountaineering skills. You will use crampons and may need an ice axe (see individual tour requirements). Expect to cover the 1200 metres in 3.5 hours – so these tours do move at a faster pace than our A1 groups.

A3 – these tours are tougher and require climbs of 1400 metres and occasional longer days up to 1800 metres a day. You need to be completely competent with uphill kick turns (able to perform them in steep tricky situations) and you need an ice axe and crampons. A3 tours are only suitable for people who have completed at least three ski tours before.

F = FITNESS

F1 – these tours require basic hill and ski fitness as they are only at moderate altitude and you are climbing and skiing at a moderate rate. We expect you to be able to climb and ski at a steady pace with two or three breaks during the climb.

F2 – as these groups move at a faster pace, and many of these tours are at a higher altitude, you need to be fitter. You should be a regular hill walker or cycle a fair amount and you should be ski fit too – so ideally you will have been skiing on piste (or on an off -piste week) before joining these groups.

F3 – these groups cover ground at a fast pace without stopping very often. You need to be able to climb with a good rhythm at this pace for up to five hours. These tours are only suitable for people who have many years ski touring experience and are well prepared physically.

Note : please bear in mind that although we have given each tour a D.A.F grade the actual grade of a route may well feel different if the conditions are hard – i.e if there is a lot of breakable crust, or stormy weather for example.