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La Montagne en Pente Douce

in Vallouise-Pelvoux
  • Whether it's ski touring, off-piste skiing, telemark skiing or ice climbing, Christophe offers you the chance to experience and share the pleasures of the mountains. In the beautiful Écrins region, but also in the surrounding area and in the Alps...

  • Welcome to the gentle slopes of the mountains

    A guide to nature and shared experiences.
    Winter or summer, whatever your level, we'll welcome you for some ski touring, telemark skiing, off-piste skiing, mountaineering, climbing or canyoning...
    Our aim is to pass on to you what we believe to be the essence of the mountains: a place for sharing where difficulty is not the object, but where we can offer the curiosity of the beautiful, the simple and the pointless... and that can be called...
    Welcome to the gentle slopes of the mountains

    A guide to nature and shared experiences.
    Winter or summer, whatever your level, we'll welcome you for some ski touring, telemark skiing, off-piste skiing, mountaineering, climbing or canyoning...
    Our aim is to pass on to you what we believe to be the essence of the mountains: a place for sharing where difficulty is not the object, but where we can offer the curiosity of the beautiful, the simple and the pointless... and that can be called passion!

    - Christophe KERN grew up between the sea, the mountains and the fine arts. Demanding walls and silky snow naturally led him to the slopes of teaching. Based in Les Vigneaux, just a stone's throw from the Durance, he is "curious about nature" and loves to pass on his taste for wide open spaces, a joyful curve in the snow or the grain of a beautiful pebble.

    OUR ACTIVITIES AND DESTINATIONS
    For many years now, we've been offering tuition tailored to your aspirations.

    * Freeskiing
    Your skiing ability and physical condition are modest, you ski with family or friends and you feel the need to discover the great outdoors.
    Our approach: play with the elements, turn efficiently but get to know the snow and its secrets better. DVA kit provided.
    Freeskiing days in Puy Saint Vincent and Pelvoux, Mondays and Thursdays from December to the end of March.

    * Freerando
    If you're a fan of wild descents, but would like to discover ski touring and experience the fullness of the high mountains.
    Our approach: Mastery of all-snow skiing and sealskin techniques, safety tips, introduction to snow conditions.
    Freerando days Tuesdays and Fridays, from December to the end of March, in the areas of Pelvoux, Puy Saint Vincent... and in exceptional conditions, in the valleys of the Meije, at La Grave, Abriès, Montgenèvre...
    DVA kit provided

    * Hiking for pleasure
    Your technical level and physical condition are top-notch, but you dream of going further into the mountains...
    Our approach :
    Deepening of ski touring techniques, safety awareness, introduction to snow conditions. DVA kit provided.
    You can also join our 5-day ski touring course around the Pays des Écrins and Grand Briançonnais. Difference in altitude between 600 and 1000 m.
    From December to the end of March 2021

    * Telemark
    You're looking for a new way to enjoy skiing and you're fascinated by the aesthetics of telemark turns...
    Come back to the roots of skiing guided by Lionel, the great druid of Nordic skiing and genuflexion...

    * Ski Tours
    You're planning to ski the Alps from hut to hut with your friends. Creating memorable long-distance expeditions is one of our specialities.
    Our most familiar destinations are Queyras, Ubaye, Vanoise and Beaufortain, as well as the Piedmont valleys, Mont Rose, Valais, Austria and even further afield, Alaska, Norway and Greenland...
    From March to the end of June 2021.

    Company seminars
    Bring your training room to the Parc des Écrins and give your staff an extraordinary experience!
    Our approach: leadership, team-building, decision-making in crisis situations, motivation, conflict prevention... all analogies and action plans accessible to managers that we will be delighted to lead.
    Study based on your company project.

    Ice climbing
    Your level of climbing allows you to move vertically and you dream of climbing on ice with ice axes and crampons...
    From December to the end of February, introductory days on the Pelvoux ice wall or on the major routes of the Fressinières or Queyras waterfalls.
    Our approach: to give you confidence and safety, and to share anchoring and cramponing techniques.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documentation
Services
  • Activities
    • Climbing sports/rope sports
    • Winter sports
    • Pedestrian sports
    • Skiing
    • Via cordata
    • Snowshoes
    • Glacier trek
    • Telemark
    • Nordic skiing
Openings
Openings
  • From January 1, 2024 until September 30, 2024
    Open Everyday