Champsaur Snowshoe Stay

Duration : Sunday to Friday, 6 days, 5 nights accommodation, 4 days of snowshoeing.

Accommodation : Gite La radiaire sur Gap.
Location : Massif des Écrins/Hautes Alpes/Vallée du Champsaur
Supervision : by a qualified mountain leader.

The price includes on the basis of one person :
Accommodation in the gite for 6 days, lunch (picnic), evening meals, breakfast, transport for the 4 days of trekking, loan of snowshoes and poles, supervision by the guide.

The price does not include : Extra drinks, your transport to the gite and extra services.

This snowshoeing holiday is a discovery holiday : it is mainly aimed at people who want to discover the activity and who are not especially great sportsmen ! The efforts are not violent and the altitude differences are modest ! The main thing is to enjoy yourself.
In addition to the playful aspect of these outings, this snowshoeing holiday will put you on the road to autonomy.
Make the right choices in terms of route finding, safety (we will learn how to use an ARVA/DVA and how to probe the snow), and finally enjoy the magnificent Champsaurin landscapes under the sun of the high Alps by walking at our own pace !

Strong points : Welcome in our gite on Gap, transport in minibus 8 people.
Supervision by attentive mountain professional. Diversity and beauty of the sites.
Discovery and progression of the snowshoe activity adapted to the group of convivial size (max 8 people).

Dates of Stays :
January : 12 to 17/01/2020 and from 26 to 31/01/2020
February : 09 to 14/02/2020
March : 08 to 13/03/2020 and from 22 to 27/03/2020

Price : 550€/ person

Provisional programme :<jump1>
Welcome on Sundays from 3pm, equipment adjustment and welcome drink.

Departure for a walk, snack on the spot, return around 4 pm.
This day is dedicated to the discovery of the activity and the valley, choice and adjustment of the equipment, getting started,
taking into account everyone’s expectations.

Wildlife outing (ibex chamois), snack on the spot, return around 4 pm.
Snowshoeing is not only a goal in itself, it will allow us to discover the valley of Champoléon or Prapic,
to observe chamois and ibex with binoculars and long sights.

Departure to the Molines valley or to Serre Eyraud, discovery of the forest, snacks/grills in a hut,
return around 4 pm.
Relaxation day in the forest. Slow ascent to the hut. Collecting dead wood for our fire and grilling on the wood fire !
In the direction of the pass, we will take a few steps to discover the top of the valley and the snow-covered north faces. Nice show in perspective !!!

Mountain outing, safety notions (ARVA demo, short topo on nivology), meal at the summit, return around 4pm.
A beautiful day in perspective, with a nice little summit as a bonus and a superb view on the Champsaur and the Gapençais !

This programme is given as an indication and can be modified according to weather and snow conditions.