Vanoise Traverse Ski Tour, France
Start: Saturday, March 30, 2013
Chambery Cedex 73007
The Vanoise is a great destination for ski touring. The Vanoise national park is a national park in the Tarentaise Valley in the French Alps. It is the largest national park in the Alps and is bordered by several large ski resorts - Les Trois Vallées, Tignes, Val-d'Isère, Les Arcs, La Plagne - and extends onwards to the Gran Paradiso National Park on the Italian side of the border. Together, these two parks cover over 1250 km². The Vanoise is probably one of the wildest and most beautiful areas of wilderness in Europe. To the ski tourer and mountaineer it's a remote paradise. Six days of intensive and highly rewarding ski-mountaineering crammed with big ascents and 'out-there' descents plus at least one night in one of the most stunning huts in the Alps. This tour is the jewel in the crown of the Vanoise area and is ideal for experienced ski tourers and mountaineers looking for a challenging yet highly rewarding week.