Best Ski Tours in the Southern French Alps

Best Ski Tours in the Southern French Alps

Ski tour in a different mountain range each day with this series of ski tours from Gap. Discover the spectacular Champsaur valley, Ecrins National Park, Devoluy, les Orres, Reallon...

Location: Gap, Ecrins National Park, Southern French Alps

Holiday Price
Adult: 1232€ to 1346€

Included in your Price:

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast hotel accommodation 
  • 6 days guided ski touring - with an UIAGM high mountain guide and ski instructor
  • Ski lift pass for off-piste ski day
  • Local transport - to and from ski tours
  • A tree planted on your behalf to help with your carbon offsetting
  • Unlimited access to our personalised travel App with local information and everything you may need for your trip. 

Not Included:

  • Your journey to Gap (we can help you organise this)
  • Ski touring equipment and avalanche safety pack. These are available to hire if you don't have your own at check out.
  • Evening meals - choose from a variety of restaurants in Gap
  • Lunches - picnics from the local bakeries or restaurant lunches possible depending on your ski touring itinerary of the day (see with guide)
  • Tips for the guide

Ski Touring from Gap:

The Champsaur Valley, the Ecrins National Park, Devoluy, Les Orres, the Queyras and Reallon are some of the most beautiful parts of the Southern French Alps to explore ski touring and they are all accessible for day skitours from Gap. The stunning mountain scenery, variety of wildlife including chamois, ibex, wild boar, deer and wolves and authentic alpine culture of this part of the French Alps make it a superb location for ski touring off the beaten track.

The range and variety of day ski tours for all levels in the surrounding mountain ranges make it the perfect French Alps destination to discover ski touring and for learning back country skiing basics. 

Your will learn and practising the essential safety and technical skills for ski touring whilst exploring the variety of different mountain ranges accessible from Gap. Each day your guide will collect you from Gap and take you off into a different mountain range to discover the best day ski-tours in the area.

Holiday Highlights:

  • Choice of mountain ranges within easy access from your base in Gap to guarantee optimal conditions for a series of day ski-tours
  • Wild and authentic alpine area rich in culture and wildlife
  • Local and experienced UIAGM high mountain guide and ski instructor
  • Base in Gap with is large choice of bars and restaurants and cosy winter ambience
  • Accessible by train
  • Sustainable tourism with a responsible local travel company

Your Guide and Safety:

Your guide for the trip is an experienced UIAGM high mountain guide and also a fully qualified ski instructor. This combines the highest level of qualification for safety in the mountains with ski teaching skills you can learn and progress and benefit from his  experience. 

We only use local guides which is paramount to safety as they know the area like their back garden and will have followed the evolution of the snow conditions at a local level over the season. Your safety is always our top priority.

Who Will Love this Trip?

This ski touring holiday is a great for beginner and intermediate ski tourers looking to debut or improve basic ski touring skills and gain experience as it gives full flexibility over route choice. We can really make the most of local snow and weather conditions and choose day ski tours for optimal ski touring conditions!

You don't need any ski touring experience but do need a good level of fitness and ideally have some experience skiing in different snow conditions. Read our blog to see if you have the fitness and skiing ability required for ski touring.

Read our blog article to find out more about ski touring in the area and have a look at our ski touring kit list for advice on what to pack.

If you are looking for a ski touring holiday that tours from refuge to refuge have a look at our Ski Touring in the Queyras.


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The nearest train station is Gap. Gap is on the SNCF train service which has links from Paris (overnight sleeper), Valence, Grenoble or Marseilles.

The nearest airports are Grenoble, Lyon and Marseilles, both approximately 2,5hrs drive from us here in the Alps. In the winter the local ski resorts are also served with a regular snow bus from Marseilles airport.

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