Vanoise Ski Touring

Vanoise Ski Touring 11 Selected Routes - A Cicerone Guide

Paperback (01 Jan 2003) | English

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Synopsis

This guidebook provides an introduction to ski touring in France's Savoie département and covers the Vanoise National Park and surrounding area. Routes across all the major areas of the region including tours of all levels of difficulty and of all styles, from one-day trips to multi-day, hut-to-hut journeys. Skiing exploded in Savoie in the 1960s and 1970s, when every mountain village wanted to exploit the 'white gold' that fell every winter. Despite the massive development of ski resorts, including some of the biggest and best in the world, many areas remained untouched and became the reserve of ski tourers. It is in these untouched areas that you will find the real 'white gold' of Savoie. The guide is aimed at skiers who find the magnificent, unspoilt scenery and peace and quiet of the mountains as exhilarating as the thrill of a perfect descent. The tours that have been chosen reflect the variety of landscape and skiing that makes ski touring in Savoie so special. The guide is divided into 12 chapters, which describe 63 days of skiing, with over 100 additional alternatives and variations. Many of the tours start from resorts and can be combined with a resort-based ski holiday.

About the Publisher

Cicerone Press

Cicerone Press

For over 40 years Cicerone has established a reputation as the very best publisher of guides to exploring the hills, mountains and countryside of Britain, Europe and the world. So where does the name “Cicerone” come from? The Oxford English Dictionary definition of Cicerone is simply 'a guide', or in other dictionaries, 'a guide to the mysteries and antiquities of a place'. We are an enthusiastic team based in Milnthorpe, just south of Kendal on the edge of England’s Lake District. Where could be better for an outdoor activities guidebook publisher? We now produce a range of over 320 guidebooks to walking, trekking, climbing, mountaineering and cycling. We cover the UK and Europe, and have many guides to other regions of the world. We publish about 30 new guides and fully updated editions each year as well as aiming to update every guide when we reprint it.

Book information

ISBN: 9781852843755
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Imprint: Cicerone Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 796.930944585
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 268g
Height: 176mm
Width: 126mm
Spine width: 15mm