Queyras Mountain Guides


You're a snowboarder, and you're keeping an eye on the evolution of ski touring. You would also like to join a group for a day trip, away from the crowds, in the Queyras massif, to make your own tracks in a powder field.

With the splitboard, it's possible. In recent years, the splitboard has made significant technical advancements, becoming a direct competitor to ski touring. Although slightly heavier than ski touring gear on the ascent, the splitboard is very enjoyable for downhill use, and handling changes in snow conditions is easier compared to skiers.

On demand

1 day

Public splitboard adventure

1 day group excursion
Splitboard touring in a Queyras valley - 90€/person
  • • On demand

Technical gear for splitboarding

  • A 30 liter (approximate) backpack
  • A mountaineering helmet*
  • Ski poles with powder baskets (telescopic poles will not work for skiing)
  • Skins tailored for the Splitboard and in good condition 
  • Properly-tuned Splitboard (waxed bases, sharp edges, and correctly-adjusted bindings)Splitboard crampons
  • Transceiver, shovel, and probe*
  • Headlamp with fresh batteries
  • Depending on the route, a harness, crampons, and ice axe*

*Gear we can provide if necessary. Please let us know before the outing what gear you need.

Personal gear

  • Snowboard boots
  • Warm hiking or ski socks (no cotton!)
  • Waterproof mountaineering or ski pants
  • Base layers – expedition weight – top and bottom
  • Waterproof hard shell jacket (Gore-Tex or other)
  • Insulated down parka
  • Fleece jacket or warm insulated jacket
  • Fast-wicking t-shirt base layer
  • Two pairs of gloves (1 lightweight, 1 warm)
  • Fleece/wool hat (which ideally covers your ears)
  • Baseball cap or sun hat in the spring
    Neck warmer/balaclava
  • High altitude sunglasses (Level 4 UV protection)
  • Ski goggles
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • 1.5 liter water bottle or 1 liter thermos, depending on the weather. In spring you will need at least 1.5 liters of water!
  • Snack and lunch food, including energy bars
  • In a Ziploc bag: cash, credit/debit card, 2 or 3 checks (huts rarely take debit/credit cards), health insurance card, proper identification
  • Lightweight survival blanket
  • Compact camera

For overnight trips

  • Spare base layer t-shirt
  • Spare pair of hiking socks (not cotton!)
  • Lightweight sleeping sack (blankets provided at hut)
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Fully charged mobile phone
  • French Alpine Club (CAF) or other alpine club (CAI, BMC, AAC, etc.) membership card if you have one, a couple of checks or cash (huts rarely accept debit/credit cards).
  • A small personal first-aid kit with aspirin or acetaminophen/paracetamol, ear plugs, tissues, and Compeed® for blisters. There is no need for anything else unless otherwise specified by your doctor.
  • Some huts have showers. Ask us ahead of time, and if there is a shower make sure you bring a lightweight travel towel and a small amount of soap.