Guidebook

Gorgeous Intermediate Ski Tours Above Pralognan

Long, beautiful and non-technical ski tours in the wilds of the Vanoise National Park.

Description

Pralognan-la-Vanoise, in the heart of the Vanoise peaks and immediately east of the World's largest ski area (the 3 Valleys), is a wonderful place to learn the ski touring game. There are peaks of all shapes and sizes, a good lift and road network to access them, and a charming town to serve as a base camp.

There are plenty of extremely adventurous tours above the town (if you don't believe us then check out this little lot - https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/14236/challenging-big-mountain-ski-tours-above-pralognan) but, as evidenced by the routes in this guidebook, there are also some good options for those starting out in their journey to becoming ski tourers. The tours listed here are generally quite long but none feature any truly difficult skiing so provided you're skilled, fit and able to handle yourself in the winter mountain environment, these tours should be attainable.

We can't do much about the snow conditions on these tours but epic views and fun, smile-inducing descents are guaranteed!

Col du Génépy
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Col du Génépy

Albertville
7 - 8 hrs
16.2 km
1,419 m
1,419 m
28 °
An enjoyable tour in the shadow of the Glaciers de la Vanoise.
Moderate
Private
Col de la Grande Casse traverse
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Col de la Grande Casse traverse

Pralognan-la-Vanoise
7 - 8 hrs
17.6 km
1,230 m
1,738 m
27 °
A traverse from Pralognan to Chapagny-le-Haut through stunning scenery.
Moderate
Private
Roc du Blanchon
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Roc du Blanchon

Albertville
5 - 6 hrs
8.6 km
1,176 m
1,176 m
44 °
A fine summit for a short day tour.
Moderate
Private
Pointe de la Réchasse
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Pointe de la Réchasse

Pralognan-la-Vanoise
6 - 7 hrs
14.7 km
1,268 m
1,868 m
45 °
A prominent summit at the north end of the Glaciers de la Vanoise icecap.
Moderate
Private