/ Scotland to Ecrins ice
for some where to stay have a look at alpbase.com
Fly Easyjet to Lyon, or better, to Grenoble. Hire a car (with snow tyres or chains in case the Col du Lautaret is bad) and book a gite in or near Briancon/ L'Argentière-la-Bessée/ Vallouise via Gîtes de France. Costs are all on the websites. Alpbase is an alternative. You'll be familiar with the area already but you can only ski or snowshoe to Ailefroide in the winter as the road is only cleared as far as Pelvoux.
I've been, long time ago mind. We flew to Lyon and hired a car, slept in the car most nights (brrrr.) and on a friends floor one or two nights. Going out to Cogne this year.
Alternatives are Grenoble for Ecrins, or Geneva for Cogne, you can always stop off in Cham if weathers good there
Quite often you are better buying a pair of chains in a supermarket, or in Bourg d'Oissans than paying for the rental from a hire company.
Make sure you practice putting your chains on a few times in clean, dry, well-light conditions before you have to do it in anger in a blizzard in darkness, also a good idea to have a mat to kneel on and some thin gloves that you don't mind getting soaked.
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