Ski touring, freeriding, snowkiting

Le Dévoluy is also a massif where you can do other boardsports such as ski touring, freeriding or snowkiting.

Ski touring

Le Dévoluy: the must-visit destination for ski touring!

Around a beautiful valley perched at a high altitude lie a succession of glens positioned at regular intervals, perfect for mountain skiing.

Le Dévoluy used to be a limestone plateau. The massif's singular landscape abounds in contrasts, between imposing cliffs, deep combes and astonishing high-altitude plateaus...

It is a small massif full of possibilities regarding ski touring from December to April, ideal for day-long touring stays, whatever your ability level.

Le Dévoluy offers either very easy runs on magnificent peaks with moderate vertical drops, or very steep runs if you feel like it... It also offers quirky "caving" ski touring routes which built up the massif's reputation, such as the "Traversée héroïque" (heroic passage) or the "Chourum olympique" (Olympic tunnel).

Traditional routes are very busy on weekends, so if you're looking for tranquillity, you may prefer going ski touring on weekdays or simply avoid the most popular routes.
 

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Service providers: :

Eric Fossard

Eric Fossard (Guide de haute montagne)

Le Dévoluy


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lapeyre

Moniteur de ski indépendant, Jacques Lapeyre

Superdévoluy


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François Chaix Bureau des guides VEGA Passion La Roche des Arnauds

VEGA Passion - François CHAIX

La Roche-des-Arnauds


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Freeriding

Freeride through the wilderness of Le Dévoluy.

Le Dévoluy resorts' slopes offer easy and pleasant skiing, ideal for families and groups of friends.
However, some hidden routes offer more challenging skiing, such as the Combe Ratin, which is made up of large combes without a single lift on the horizon. Once you reach the Plateau de Bure, you will feel like you’re alone in the world in an unspoiled landscape, and you will be able to admire the huge antennas of the IRAM (Millimeter Radio Astronomy Institute) observatory.
You must be accompanied by a mountain guide on this route.

Service providers: :

Eric Fossard

Eric Fossard (Guide de haute montagne)

Le Dévoluy


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lapeyre

Moniteur de ski indépendant, Jacques Lapeyre

Superdévoluy


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François Chaix Bureau des guides VEGA Passion La Roche des Arnauds

VEGA Passion - François CHAIX

La Roche-des-Arnauds


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Snowkiting

Snowkite in Superdévoluy and La Joue du Loup, two resorts in the Hautes-Alpes, at the heart of the southern Alps.

The snowkiting school offers training sessions, at beginners and advanced levels, from December to April, in le Col du Festre.

Service providers: :

Snowkite

Easy Kite

Le Dévoluy


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