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Pointe des Signes Longues


A classic ski tour in the Queyras

Ski Touring Moderate

13 km
1.1 km
1.1 km
5-6 hrs
Low Point
2 km
High Point
3 km
Pointe des Signes Longues Map

A beautiful ski up up a stunning valley, to one of the higher peaks in the Queyras with great views and a flowing ski back down. From the parking where the road ends, take the ski de fond track up the road, turning off south just before the Bergerie des Tioures, then drop down to the river and cross a small (thin) bridge.


From there climb the slope and through the trees following the Torrent de Clausis to where the high valley opens out. Bear towards the right side of the Pic de Cornivier and then cut across underneath it. Climb the steepening slopes up until you reach a diagonal ramp trending to the summit of the Pointe des Sagnes Longues. You have the choice to climb quickly to the ridge and follow that to the top, or ascend the ramp and going up the ridge later on.

Ski back along the ridge and drop off on to the ramp, (make sure you don’t do this too early). Ski down the ramp and the steeper slopes, care is needed at the bottom as there some later sections and hollows that you don’t want to get stuck in. Follow the Torrent de Clausis back through the tress and to the bridge, where a short climb sees you back on the ski du fond track. Then its just a case of keeping your speed up for the flatter sections to make it back to the parking.



Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between December and March


  • Face

Equipment required

  • Skins

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