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Make your mark in the Aravis mountains!

Alpine ski touring - Level 3


Enjoy a unique experience and make your mark in the Aravis mountains!

Depending on the conditions and the groups, the programme will target several emblematic routes in the Aravis, each more beautiful than the last. The little extra? Stay in small groups of 3 to 6 people.

Enjoy a great mountain experience, with friends, family or as a couple... This package can be made private.

Levels: 2 to 4 - see description

Wellness & spa
Full board catering
Supervision of guides
Evening events
From 18 years old

4 days of ski touring - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - and 1 day off during the week.

Continue to progress on small touring itineraries, but with descents in all types of snow and terrain. Master the upstream conversion, all-snow technique, the principles of off-piste safety and an introduction to avalanche search (DVA).

Conditions: accessible to good all-snow skiers with previous ski touring experience. 4 to 5 hours of ski touring per day and 500m to 700m of D+.

After the hikes: free time, access to fitness area included.

Morning: Free, end of stay after lunch.
* Possibility of free skiing on Saturday morning.

Please note The programme is given as a guide only. To vary the pleasures, the guides are free to use their imagination and suggest new itineraries. Situations beyond our control may also lead us to modify the day's itineraries and activities (weather, level of participants, group safety, etc.).


To get to the starting point of the hikes, participants' cars will have to be shared.

Level of participants: on site, our instructors are the best judges. If a participant does not meet the specified level criteria, they may be offered a more suitable course! The Auberge Nordique cannot be held responsible for any lack of level observed during the stay.

Important: in winter in the mountains, temperatures can vary considerably. You'll need to bring warm, waterproof clothing.

The price includes:
✓ Full-board accommodation from Sunday for lunch to the following Saturday after lunch.
✓ Bathroom linen.
✓ Supervision of the chosen activities by state-qualified professionals, from Monday morning to Friday evening with Wednesday free (subject to change due to weather conditions).
✓ Evening entertainment on certain days of the week.
✓ "Auberge Nordique - Le Grand Bornand" ski buses.
✓ Full cross-country ski equipment (Salomon SNS Pilot / Prolink standard).

The price does not include:
✓ The €6 membership card.
✓ The tourist tax of €0.80 (2023 rate - awaiting 2024 rate) per night and per adult over 18.
✓ Drinks and extras.
✓ Transport from your place of residence and to the departure points of the hikes.
✓ Alpine ski touring equipment.

More about ...

The Auberge Nordique

The Auberge Nordique, located in the Aravis mountains in the resort of Le Grand-Bornand, is a premium holiday village.
We offer all-inclusive holidays to suit all tastes and levels.

Full board, don't worry about anything, we organise your holiday!

Take advantage of professional quality supervision, tasty local cuisine, quality accommodation to enjoy sporting moments and moments of relaxation and well-being.
Friendliness, sharing and environmental and territorial commitments are our watchwords.

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Confort or Premium ?

Our rooms

Have you chosen an activity? Now choose your room to make the most of your full-board stay in the mountains! 

Our century-old chalet, typical of Le Grand-Bornand, has been completely renovated and we now offer top of the range rooms. Choose between Comfort and Premium roomq. 

Alone? You can also choose to share your room to reduce costs, just like in a real Auberge! 

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For ski outings:
✓ Hat.
✓ 2 pairs of gloves: light cross-country type gloves and warm gloves.
✓ Overpants-type ski trousers, tights or technical underwear.
✓ Several pairs of socks, long-sleeved breathable t-shirts, breathable underpants, "Wind stopper" soft-shell or light down jacket or fleece.
✓ 1 Goretex-type windbreaker.

For evenings:
✓ Change of clothes.
✓ Indoor shoes or a pair of slippers.
✓ Swimsuit and bath sheet-or bathrobe-required for access to the wellness area.

Don't forget your pharmacy:
✓ Your usual medicines.
✓ Painkillers, preferably paracetamol.
✓ Adhesive or elastic bandage (Elastoplast type, 6cm wide).
✓ Sets of adhesive dressings and disinfectant compresses.
✓ Double skin (anti-ampulla dressings).

✓ Skis, boots, poles, skins, knives (try the boots on for size). If you hire them, ask us for advice.
✓ Valid identity card or passport.
✓ Large plastic bag or 1 over-bag to protect your rucksack.
✓ Water bottle holder, flask or Camel-Bak (minimum 1L container).
✓ Pocket knife, cutlery and reusable cup for picnics.
✓ Pair of highly protective sunglasses (CE rating 3 or 4 essential).
✓ Tube of sun cream and lip stick, with a high sun protection factor.

NOTE: downhill ski touring equipment is not included in the holiday price. Possibility of hiring in the resort or coming with your own equipment.

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