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The Best Backcountry Ski Trails in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)

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Photo of Vallon du Fontenil to Breche du Vallon Photo of La Grande Ruine from Refuge de l'Alpe to Refuge Adele Planchard Photo of Vallon de Fontenil towards Crête de Roche Bernard
  • Vallon du Fontenil to Breche du Vallon

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    near Le Lauzet, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    7.32mi
    Elevation +
    4370f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofVallon du Fontenil to Breche du Vallon Photo ofVallon du Fontenil to Breche du Vallon Photo ofVallon du Fontenil to Breche du Vallon

    Popular and highly recommended tour up the Vallon du Fontenil to Breche du Vallon. Starts from Les Bossardes, the snow line stays close to the car park well into spring. Easy climb up through trees, then up two successiv...

  • near Le Pied du Col, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    9.03mi
    Elevation +
    5919f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofLa Grande Ruine from Refuge de l'Alpe to Refuge Adele Planchard Photo ofLa Grande Ruine from Refuge de l'Alpe to Refuge Adele Planchard Photo ofLa Grande Ruine from Refuge de l'Alpe to Refuge Adele Planchard

    La Grande Ruine from Refuge de l'Alpe to Refuge Adele Planchard via Glacier de la Plate des Agneaux and Col des Neiges. Big day out in spectacular mountain country. Highly recommended! Needs a party confident with alpine...

  • near Le Lauzet, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    4.28mi
    Elevation +
    2470f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofVallon de Fontenil towards Crête de Roche Bernard Photo ofVallon de Fontenil towards Crête de Roche Bernard Photo ofVallon de Fontenil towards Crête de Roche Bernard

    Easy tour up the Vallon de Fontenil towards Crête de Roche Bernard. It could be made more challenging by going higher in various directions, but we had a day of poor visibility and high avalanche risk and wanted a safe c...

  • Coste Noundy

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    near Saint-Étienne, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    3.81mi
    Elevation +
    2589f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofCoste Noundy Photo ofCoste Noundy Photo ofCoste Noundy

    I can see this slope out of the kitchen window and my office window so it has been drawing me towards it for some time now. I had a go at it last year but the road was snowed in far down the valley and I didn’t allow mys...

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  • Refuge Ricou - Grand Tempete - Refuge Drayeres

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    near Chalets du Jadis, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    7.27mi
    Elevation +
    2999f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofRefuge Ricou - Grand Tempete - Refuge Drayeres Photo ofRefuge Ricou - Grand Tempete - Refuge Drayeres Photo ofRefuge Ricou - Grand Tempete - Refuge Drayeres

    Nice route from Refuge Ricou taking S col to Col de Gd Tempete and then crossing on the other side to summit. Nice and easy ski down to Refuge Drayères.

  • Le Gran Lac ski tour, Savoie Haute-Alps

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    near Le Lauzet, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    6.91mi
    Elevation +
    2165f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofLe Gran Lac ski tour, Savoie Haute-Alps Photo ofLe Gran Lac ski tour, Savoie Haute-Alps Photo ofLe Gran Lac ski tour, Savoie Haute-Alps

    An easy skin up to the ridge above the Gran Lac (which could be descended again to provide a very relaxed tour) but the ridge thereafter is for experienced climbers only and the descent should only be done with very stab...

  • near Chalets du Jadis, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    6.28mi
    Elevation +
    2454f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofRefuge Drayères to Couloir NE Point des Cerces RT Photo ofRefuge Drayères to Couloir NE Point des Cerces RT Photo ofRefuge Drayères to Couloir NE Point des Cerces RT

    The original intent was to do Point des Cerces via the classical route over Crète de Moutouze but we ended up doing the NE Couloir. Did not finnish it in full because the weather was turning against us with fog and snow,...

  • Glacier de Chamoisserie from Refuge de l'Alpe

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    near Le Pied du Col, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    3.09mi
    Elevation +
    1535f
    TrailRank
    20
    Photo ofGlacier de Chamoisserie from Refuge de l'Alpe Photo ofGlacier de Chamoisserie from Refuge de l'Alpe Photo ofGlacier de Chamoisserie from Refuge de l'Alpe

    Easy tour up towards the Glacier de Chamoisserie from Refuge de l'Alpe. You can go further up into the snow canal but we were stopped by wind. Very nice ski back down.

  • Tête du Rissace (2.969 m.)

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    near Pied du Mélézet, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    8.17mi
    Elevation +
    3953f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 4.67

    Deixem el cotxe a l'hotel Cascade, al costat de l'estació d'esquí Cristillan. Remuntant la vall de Mèlezet, per la pista de fons, passem pel refugi de la Cime i continuem fins a les cases de la Riaille. Prenem el torrent...

    Excursió molt bonica amb vistes especatculars de l'emtorn. Molt recomanable
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  • Aiguilles du Goleon (la grave-meije)

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    near Les Hières, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    10.23mi
    Elevation +
    3967f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofAiguilles du Goleon (la grave-meije) Photo ofAiguilles du Goleon (la grave-meije) Photo ofAiguilles du Goleon (la grave-meije)

    La ruta comença al poble de Hieres, i seguint el camí d'estiu arrivem al refugi de Goleon. Anem a buscar la cresta del Goleon. No vem arrivar al Pic du Goleon (3435m) perque s'ens va fer tard. Baixem per la vall de Viafr...

  • Refugio Goleón Aiguilles de Saussaz y Goleon

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    near Pramélier, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    14.41mi
    Elevation +
    6030f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofRefugio Goleón Aiguilles de Saussaz y Goleon Photo ofRefugio Goleón Aiguilles de Saussaz y Goleon Photo ofRefugio Goleón Aiguilles de Saussaz y Goleon

    Zona de LA GRAVE (Alpes franceses). Salida desde el refugio de Goleón a la Aiguille de Saussaz (una de ellas), y luego a la de Goleón por la cresta cimera. Bajada al refugio y vuelta al coche (con una leve equivocación)....

  • Travessa al Mercantour

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    near Le Boréon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    26.31mi
    Elevation +
    11867f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo ofTravessa al Mercantour Photo ofTravessa al Mercantour Photo ofTravessa al Mercantour

    La transformació de la neu deguda a la calor impedeix fer jornades llargues. Tan sols el primer dia, un cop arribem al refugi de Cougourde, fem el cim de l'Agnel. Vam cometre l'error d'entrar per la Baisse de l'Agnel. Es...

  • VUELTA POR EL MONT THABOR

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    near Névache, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    25.61mi
    Elevation +
    7303f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo ofVUELTA POR EL MONT THABOR Photo ofVUELTA POR EL MONT THABOR Photo ofVUELTA POR EL MONT THABOR

    Se trata de una vuelta circular de tres días, el la zona francesa de Hautes Alpes, cerca de Briançon y en el límite fronterizo con Italia. Iniciaremos la ruta en el pueblo de Névache 1620m, remontaremos la Valle de la...

  • Monte Tabor Valle Stretta Bardonecchia - SA

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    near Chalets des Thures, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    5.17mi
    Elevation +
    4603f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofMonte Tabor Valle Stretta Bardonecchia - SA Photo ofMonte Tabor Valle Stretta Bardonecchia - SA Photo ofMonte Tabor Valle Stretta Bardonecchia - SA

    ll Monte Tabor è uno tra i più classici itinerari scialpinistici delle Alpi Occidentali Piemontesi. Il percorso si sviluppa prevalentemente su ampi pendii con differenti pendenze ma per larghi tratti poco pronunciate. ...

  • Ski tour up Pic Blanc du Galibier 2955m

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    near La Madeleine, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    6.16mi
    Elevation +
    1942f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofSki tour up Pic Blanc du Galibier 2955m Photo ofSki tour up Pic Blanc du Galibier 2955m Photo ofSki tour up Pic Blanc du Galibier 2955m

    Pic Blanc du Galibier 2955m from high up in valleé de la Guisane, on the edge of the Ecrins national park in the Dauphiné Alps.

  • Chiamossero o Ciamoussè da Limonetto

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    near Viève, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    5.35mi
    Elevation +
    3363f
    TrailRank
    35| Rating 4.0
    Photo ofChiamossero o Ciamoussè da Limonetto Photo ofChiamossero o Ciamoussè da Limonetto Photo ofChiamossero o Ciamoussè da Limonetto

    Dagli impianti di risalita di Limonetto si punta all'evidente piramide del monte Ciamoussé molto bella

    Segons les condicions de neu la dificultat és més gran
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  • Skimo Le Chenaillet 2.650m

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    near Montgenèvre, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    7.04mi
    Elevation +
    3038f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo ofSkimo Le Chenaillet 2.650m Photo ofSkimo Le Chenaillet 2.650m Photo ofSkimo Le Chenaillet 2.650m

    Nom: 2014-04-19 17:27Hora Inici: 04/19/2014 17:27Hora Fi: 04/19/2014 19:53Distància recorreguda: 11,1 km (02:26)Temps en moviment: 01:57Velocitat mitjana: 4,6 km/hVel. en Mov.: 5,7 km/hVelocitat Màxima: 148,3 km/hAltura ...

  • la-rama

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    near La Chaup, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    5.14mi
    Elevation +
    2825f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofla-rama Photo ofla-rama Photo ofla-rama

    A Trip exported from SPOT and completed manually Dominé par l'Obiou (2789 m), le massif calcaire du Dévoluy présente des paysages variés et majestueux, avec ses combes parallèles, orientées Est. Le climat, qui peut être...

  • 1 Monte Tabor dal Rifugio 3 Alpini - SA

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    near Chalets des Thures, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    2.24mi
    Elevation +
    1070f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of1 Monte Tabor dal Rifugio 3 Alpini - SA Photo of1 Monte Tabor dal Rifugio 3 Alpini - SA Photo of1 Monte Tabor dal Rifugio 3 Alpini - SA

    da Bardonecchia a Melezet, Pian del Colle inizia la Val Stretta si lascia la macchina a secondo della stagione in uno degli appositi spazi ricavati sui lati della strada sterrata. Si percorre la vallata seguendo la stra...

  • Skimo Grand Charvia 2.640m

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    near Montgenèvre, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    6.99mi
    Elevation +
    2907f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofSkimo Grand Charvia 2.640m Photo ofSkimo Grand Charvia 2.640m Photo ofSkimo Grand Charvia 2.640m

    Nom: 2014-04-18 10:44Hora Inici: 04/18/2014 10:44Hora Fi: 04/18/2014 13:03Distància recorreguda: 11,2 km (02:18)Temps en moviment: 01:50Velocitat mitjana: 4,8 km/hVel. en Mov.: 6,1 km/hVelocitat Màxima: 46,1 km/hAltura M...

  • La Casse Déserte

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    near Brunissard, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    6.39mi
    Elevation +
    1598f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofLa Casse Déserte Photo ofLa Casse Déserte Photo ofLa Casse Déserte

    Aproximació a la Casse Déserte amb esquís de muntanya. L'ascensió es fa per pistes d'esquí de fons, així que no presenta cap mena de dificultat.

  • La Gardiola de l'Alp

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    near La Rua, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    5.23mi
    Elevation +
    3120f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofLa Gardiola de l'Alp Photo ofLa Gardiola de l'Alp Photo ofLa Gardiola de l'Alp

    Ascensió des del poble de Gaudissard a la Gardiola de l'Alp, un dels cims més freqüentats del Queyras.

  • Roche Robert ski tour

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    near Le Lauzet, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    5.66mi
    Elevation +
    1699f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofRoche Robert ski tour Photo ofRoche Robert ski tour Photo ofRoche Robert ski tour

    From the village of Lauzat in valleé de la Guisane, next to Ecrins national park. Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France) 17 Jan 2012

  • near Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    6.43mi
    Elevation +
    2057f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofsaint-dalmas-le-selvage→combe-d'aunos→saint-dalmas-le-selvage Photo ofsaint-dalmas-le-selvage→combe-d'aunos→saint-dalmas-le-selvage Photo ofsaint-dalmas-le-selvage→combe-d'aunos→saint-dalmas-le-selvage

    A Trip exported from SPOT and completed manually Reprenant notre itinéraire du Col d’Anelle, cette fois sous un ciel gris, après le Col d’Anelle nous avons poursuivi remontant à travers bois une piste forestière, étroit...

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