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5 days of ski touring in the Aravis!

Alpine ski touring


A 5 day formula for an intermediate level alpine ski touring holiday.
Off the beaten track, progress during 5 days on wild itineraries in the heart of the Aravis.
With friends, family or as a couple... enjoy a great mountain experience!

Wellness & spa
Full board catering
Supervision of monitors
Ski bus
Evening events
From 16 years old

Monday: Day hike "Col de Thulle 1900 m" (+700 m). Bring your own picnic.
Meet at 9am at the bus station in Thones, dressed and ready to go.
The Col de Thulle is in the Mont-Charvin area, towards Manigod and Le Bouchet Mont-Charvin.
Relatively easy and not very busy, the view is magnificent over this part of the Aravis.

Tuesday: Day hike to the "Col du Roc des Tours 1881 m" (+530 m).
After crossing the Plateau de Samance, the trail goes up a small valley at the foot of the Aiguille Verte to reach the pass where we have a picnic. Splendid view of the Lachat, the Aravis chain and the Mont-Blanc. The descent is by the same route. Workshop briefing on the DVA and safety equipment. Practice of conversions and climbing techniques, evaluation and technical advice on the descent.

Wednesday : Day hike " La Tête du Torraz 1920 m " (+ 750m).
Passage of the Col des Aravis by car to discover the southern faces of the Aravis. The Tête du Torraz is an incredible viewpoint with a 360° view of what is known as "the Mont Blanc country". After a fairly wooded ascent, we reach a ridge that leads to the summit. The descent is on the other side, with several choices depending on the quality of the snow and your wishes.

Thursday: Day hike "Belvédère de En Chenu 1725 m" (+700m).
4 hours of hiking and skiing on the south side of the Lachat de Chatillon to access a great view of the Aravis. A bucolic itinerary of alpine pastures and clearings, close to the typical hundred year old chalets of the region. Improvement of climbing and descending techniques according to the type of snow, perfecting the use of safety equipment.

Friday: Day hike "Sulens 1839 m" (+539 m).
The Sulens is a round mountain visible from Thônes located between the Tournette massif and the Aravis range. Its access goes through the forest and then emerges in the mountain pastures. Different variants are possible between the Petit and the Grand Sulens to finish the week quietly.

At the end of the afternoon, access to the wellness area (included) with the possibility of a massage (extra charge - booking in advance) to optimise recovery.

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

The programme is given as an indication. In order to vary the pleasures, the guides are free to use their imagination and to propose new itineraries. Situations beyond our control may also lead us to modify the itineraries and activities of the day (weather, level of participants, safety of the group...).


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

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

Alpine ski touring equipment is not included in the price of the stay. It is possible to rent equipment in the resort or to bring your own.
Important: in winter in the mountains, the temperature differences can be significant. It is important to bring warm and waterproof clothing.

The price includes:
✓ Full board accommodation from Sunday after lunch to the following Saturday after lunch.
✓ Bathroom linen.
✓ Supervision of the chosen activities by state-qualified professionals (instructors or mountain guides), from Monday 9am to Friday 5pm.
✓ Evening entertainment on certain days of the week.
✓ The ski-bus " Auberge Nordique - Le Grand Bornand ".

The price does not include:
✓ The 6€ membership card.
✓ The tourist tax of 0.80€ (2021 rate - awaiting 2022 rate) per night and per adult over 18 years old.
✓ Drinks and extras.
✓ Transport from your place of residence.
✓ Transport to the start of the hikes.
✓ Alpine ski touring equipment

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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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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 trips:

✓ 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, soft-shell "Wind stopper" or light down jacket or fleece.
✓ 1 Goretex-type windbreaker.
✓ Skis, boots, poles, skins, knives (try on the boots well). If you rent them, ask us for advice.
✓ Valid identity card or passport.
✓ Large plastic bag or 1 over-bag to protect your backpack.
✓ Water bottle holder, water bottle or Camel-Bak (minimum 1L container).
✓ Pocket knife, cutlery and reusable cup for picnics.
✓ A pair of highly protective sunglasses (CE rating 3 or 4 essential).
✓ Tube of sun cream and lip stick, with a high sun protection factor.

For the evenings
✓ A change of clothes.
✓ Indoor shoes or a pair of slippers.
✓ Swimsuit and bath sheet - or bathrobe - compulsory to access the wellness area.

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

From 1 312 € /pers (room of 2)
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