Intro to steep skiing

The couloir du Petit Davin, located in the valley of the petit Tabuc, is just before its big brother, the couloir Davin. 
Yet it has just the name of "petit", because it remains a beautiful enterprise, and above all an ideal exercise to learn the basics of skiing steep slopes.


France - Serre Chevalier


1 Day


February, March, April, May

550 /personne for 1 person

600€ /groupe for 2 people


Off piste Level 3 - Specialist
  • Competent to ski on all types of snow conditions and in all terrain up to slopes of 45º

  • Have the competence to use the relevant equipment (ski and safety) and alpine techniques (abseiling, belaying, waling in crampons)

  • Ski with a 3 to 6 kg backpack

  • Be capable of physical effort for 4h to 7 hours

  • Be capable of descending 250 to 400m of elevation without stopping


The day

We start by going up the Petit Tabuc valley to the foot of Petit davin at about 2000m. From there, depending on the conditions, we go up the couloir either on skis or with crampons to reach the brêche at 2820m.
Beautiful view overlooking the valley of Grand Tabuc and the Montagnolle.
We put on our skis to ski down more than 1300m!!!!


  • A fully qualified and experienced IFMGA guide for the duration of your trip
  • Mountain rescue radio
  • Mandatory off-piste safety equipment (shovel, tranceiver, probe)
  • Collective equipment necessary for progression and safety

Not included

  • PicNic/Lunch of 1st day, for you and your guide
  • Personal expenses: additional drinks, energy bars, souvenirs, tips, etc.
  • Personal insurance covering the activity
  • Ski passes
  • All that is not included in "the price includes".
  • Ski equipment rental (shoes, poles, skis, ...)

All Ecrins Prestige guides have gained the highest guiding qualification from the IFMGA and are certified to guide anywhere in the world

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