Guidebook

Unspoilt Mountains on the Mont Thabor Ski Tour

4 spectacular days through peaceful mountains and between welcoming, warm mountain huts.

Description

If you want to experience alpine hut to hut ski touring without glaciers, crowds and high altitude, this is the tour for you. The huts on this tour are exceptionally welcoming and the mountains are, by the standards of the French Alps, incredibly quiet. The tour starts just a 2 hour drive from Turin and half an hour from Briançon, so access is straightforward.

There are no glaciers to worry about on this trip but the terrain is still big and serious so make sure that avalanche conditions are safe before setting out.

The highlight of the tour is summiting Mont Thabor, one of the most famous mountains in France. It has a small chapel on the summit and is utterly spectacular, with the view across the Ecrins Alps being particularly impressive. If that view whets your appetite for adventure, check out the truly wild Ecrins Haute Route -

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/61/the-ecrins-haute-route:-france's-wildest-ski-tour

Mont Thabor Circuit. Nevache to Chardonnnet Hut
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Mont Thabor Circuit. Nevache to Chardonnnet Hut

Briançon
5 - 6 hrs
11.0 km
1,068 m
439 m
32 °
A beautiful introduction to this unspoilt area with gorgeous, varied and extremely friendly huts.
Moderate
Private
Mont Thabor Circuit. Chardonnet to Drayeres Huts.
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Mont Thabor Circuit. Chardonnet to Drayeres Huts.

Briançon
6 - 7 hrs
16.3 km
1,080 m
1,129 m
23 °
A short descent, then through a spectacular col then a short journey to the Col des Cerces, before a final descent to the Drayeres Hut
Moderate
Private
Mont Thabor Circuit/Summit. Drayeres Hut to I Re Magi Hut.
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Mont Thabor Circuit/Summit. Drayeres Hut to I Re Magi Hut.

Briançon
7 - 8 hrs
15.7 km
1,287 m
1,689 m
24 °
The iconic ski peak of the area. A must do summit with incredible views and a big spring descent to a brilliant hut.
Difficult
Private
Mont Thabor Circuit. I Re Magi Hut to Nevache
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Mont Thabor Circuit. I Re Magi Hut to Nevache

Briançon
5 - 6 hrs
13.1 km
929 m
1,099 m
35 °
One big climb over a steady col then a long descent to Nevache.
Moderate
Private