Olympic chourum: an original ski touring itinerary to reach grand ferrand

dévoluy, in the southern part of the Ecrins massif, offers a multitude of beautiful ski courses

The route presented here, by Olympic chourums is surprising, unusual.

Bivouac on the path for a departure with headlamp, because 1600 m vertical drop await us for the summit

2 possibilities for the descent: td, 5.2 If you ski the caves, or pouring is wonderful to finish the loop.

Available from February to April
600 €

Related courses


Mont pelvoux 3943 m ski

mont pelvoux, another almost 4000 m, is one of the main ecrins range Summit 

When we are going down by foot, during summer, we are dreaming to have skis on feet... well it is possible!

It is truly "ski mountaineering". Not very difficult to achieve this ascension, but we are often roped and use ice axe and crampons.

2400 m of pure happiness for the descent! the route is logical and varied: ice cap, parts in the middle of the crevasses, steep corridor.



Meije 3983 m - ski

between 2 and 6 days of ski touring to discover the magical slopes and shelters perched around the legendary top of the meije.

a sector conducive to technical ski tours in Ecrins massif, to make real great skiing!


glacier-noir-couloirs- steep slope

you are a good skier?

looking for wild routes?

you regularly practice steep skiing?

you master the techniques of mountaineering?

so come and discover this sector of the Ecrins massif! the peaks surrounding the black glacier offer some exceptional, well ski and within easy reach corridors in ski touring day. the proposed slopes turn all around 50 ° (or +!)

by examples:

  • couloir du Coup de Sabre
  • couloir Nord du Glacier Noir
  • couloir des Avalanches
  • couloir du col Est du Pelvoux
  • couloir Dérobé
  • couloir Dewèze
  • ...

steep ski is an extreme practice that cannot be improvised, during the descent the fall is often prohibited! the guide is here to help you, but cannot provide all the passages.