Who has never dreamt of going off-piste to see if the snow is better elsewhere? Of feeling the thrilling sensation of pushing out the boundaries, both physical and mental?
Try ski touring, freeride skiing or ice climbing in the Massif du Sancy.
There are some very difficult trails waiting to be climbed, and slopes with gradients exceeding 45° where falling is out of the question! There are more approachable routes too that are ideal for beginners and improvers.
The exposure, steep slopes, sharp peaks and ridges, combined with weather conditions similar to those in the high mountains, make the Massif du Sancy a great place to go ice climbing and couloir skiing, in the resort of Le Mont-Dore.
Forget ski lifts, groomed slopes and huge crowds. Equipped with touring skis and sealskins, take to the virgin slopes to trace your curves, surrounded by an absolute tranquillity that’s interrupted only by the sound of your own breath and your skis on the snow. Combine the pleasures of exploring and skiing on the remote side of the Massif du Sancy.
Ideally, go ski touring in the company of the mountain guides and ski instructors of the Massif du Sancy. They'll help you understand the mountains, the safety aspects and the equipment required.
They can also show you how to use an avalanche victim detector (AVD), an essential device for anyone heading for the virgin slopes. Go accompanied, it’s not only safer, it’s more enjoyable too!