Explore the beautiful and wild Queyras Regional Nature Park on skis! It's a ski tourer's paradise with a variety of 3000m summits that are easily accessible from a number of mountain refuges.
Ski off into the wilderness of the Queyras Regional Nature Park! Immerse yourself in this stunning high mountain environment: dramatic snowy peaks and cliffs, gullies of freshly fallen powder, wild animals watching you from their rocky outcrop and just a few high mountain refuges to remind you of civilisation.
The Queyras has an excellent reputation for ski touring, with a huge range of ski tours for all levels and abilities which are easily accessible from a number of mountain refuges. This ski tourer's paradise is made all the more welcoming by the high quality of these refuges - some with hot showers and running water no less!
The Queyras gained its Regional Nature Park (Parc Naturel Régional or PNR) status in 1977 which means that it is an inhabited rural area of outstanding natural beauty. The Park sets goals and guidelines which aim to protect the countryside and heritage as well as encouaging sustainable economic development. It also carries out ecological research and public education programmes.
There are numerous mountain peaks and ridges over 3000m, deep gorges, copper mines and pretty alpine villages all with their own character. The area is home to Saint Véran, the highest village in Europe which is perched at 2042m. The Park is a haven for wildlife. You will find chamois, marmots and golden eagles in the area.
There is also a rich cultural heritage with the magnificent fortified town of Mont-Dauphin. The fort was constructed in the 17th century and is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. It really is a must see while you are in the area and is testament to the historical importance of this region.
Your guide for the trip will be an experienced UIAGM high mountain guide and ski instructor. He has lots of local knowledge and will make your safety his top priority.
Have a look at our ski touring kit list for ideas on what to pack for this adventure! Read all about ski touring on our blog!
If you are looking for holiday staying in once place with day tours have a look at our Ski Touring Week in the Ecrins trip.