Jean Marc Pic and Olivier Carrere are the mainstays of Alpine Experience’s world wide ski touring and adventure programes. UIAGM certified French mountain guides as well as French qualified ski instructors.
In Val d’isère most groups have touring kit. A short “skin” provides a true backcountry adventure and keeps the groups versatile and prepared for any eventualities that touring kit provides.
In Jean Marc and Olivier’s words:
“In winter, the untamed character of the mountains take on their full dimension; the snow wraps the summits in white and silence,
the light of a low sun creates unreal shadow and light…
Ski touring is without doubt the best way to explore these magical landscapes!
The steady climb allows you to gently take in your surroundings.
On the descent, the virgin snow offers herself just as she is :
if she’ s capricious, she demands your full attention and technical ability ;
if she’ s kind, then it’ s supreme happiness!
We have decided on a few essential ingredients to help you enjoy the adventure to the full : – small groups with a maximum of six people. – if a seventh person books, we add a second guide to make it easier for each person to go at their own pace, and to offer increased safety.
We prefer a convivial atmosphere to individual exploits!
Ski touring is a group activity in which mutual support and sharing are integral to the experience…..”