Sorties Nocturnes

On 09/01/24 and 16/01/24
Meeting at 6:00 PM at the base of the Prarion gondola in Les Houches.


Free participation

Why and for whom?

I want to try out or improve my skills in ski touring.
To socialize and have a good time.

How to sign up?

Just fill out the form at the bottom of the page

Requirements for night outings:

– Comfortable on red slopes while descending.
– Engage in regular physical activity.
– No prior experience in ski touring required.

At least 2 groups of different levels (beginner and intermediate) will be formed based on participants’ experience and fitness.

Description of the outing:
Between 600m and 850m of positive elevation gain (≈1h30/2h)

The following topics may be covered based on demand:

– Clothing
– Equipment usage
– Walking techniques
– Safety information, route planning, avalanche risk assessment, risk reduction.
– Use of DVA (avalanche transceiver) and avalanche victim search.

List of equipment to bring:

– Ski touring gear (Boots, skis, poles, skins)
– Approximately 25L backpack
– (optional) Small first aid kit
– Minimum 1L of water
– Snacks

For the ascent:
Thin gloves, headband, or lightweight hat.
2 layers of clothing (base layer + lightweight softshell)

For the descent:
Helmet, goggles (if possible, with a clear lens for the night) Lampe frontale, warm gloves, down jacket, and windbreaker.

At least 2 instructors will be present, including Charlie and Jorick

Come in numbers!