/ Billy nae mates skiing in the alps
I'm happy to do a couple of piste days but want to be off-piste / touring for most the time. Obviously I'll be scaling it back when alone and mostly avoiding glaciated terrain.
Any recommendations on venues / routes? Preferrably France. Ta
Cheers, but I was more looking for suggestions of tours with relatively low objective danger or good areas to visit alone.
His main issue is that he's friend with an impoverished Frenchie who cannot go with him. I very much doubt he'll be into hiring a guide. As for his French, it is much better than he lets people know!
Good classics that are described in some guidebooks, or better people who know said classics to go with, is what Dave's after methinks.
Have u considered the eagle ski club? The have official tours and a forum for things more ad hoc.
provided he's not alone, I don't think Dave will mind glaciated terrain. Particularly if that takes him to an amazing descent ;)
I take it you mean 'would work' as a solo tour. It looks really good. I found some nice pics on the Glenmore website.
La Grave might fit the bill....you can easily stay in the van in the car park, the guides office (i think) runs a daily session where you can turn up and share the cost of the guide with a group, also Skiers Lodge there has a guided service and may have space on their trips. Also it's easy to meet randoms there (try the Auberge or Castillon bar) and most are keen to tour or do off-piste. Because it is so sunny, there MAY be a few easy tours from the roadside with lower avalanche risk eg Pic Blanc du Galibier which is just after the Col du Lauteret.
If you go as far south as La Grave, you should meet up with my brother. He goes up regularly: in fact was there on Monday. I'll drop it a line about it. Only thing is that he might still be instructing 7 days a week then.
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