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AlpBase - Vallouise

Guided Mountain Courses and Chalet Accommodation in the spectacular Ecrins Massif

Situated in the Southern French Alps, only two hours drive from Turin Airport, we run guided mountain courses, and offer private and comfortable self-catering chalets and apartments. The team are always on-hand to provide advice and help for skiers, walkers, climbers and mountain bikers, so you get the most out of this huge and diverse mountain arena and make full use of our 300 days of sunshine every year!

Who We Are

Jerry Gore is a professional mountaineer who first met his wife Jackie in the Pakistan Himalaya. Together with their two children Beth and Lottie they all enjoy the outdoor life.

Fed up with British weather we decided to move to France. But where to go? Now everyone knows that if you want guaranteed sunshine you head for Provence, and if you want guaranteed snow you head for the Alps. Well, the Hautes Alpes has it all, and that’s what we wanted – a year-round alpine base that offers great weather and first class terrain for skiing, snowboarding, hiking, climbing and mountain biking. With 300 days of sunshine every year, surrounded by mountains, we thought this area would provide real flexibility and scope for enjoyment in the hills.

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With over ten chalets and apartments to choose from, the decision is yours


IFMGA guided ice, rock, alpine, ski touring, walking, and Via Ferrata.

What is included in the price:

a) All mechanical uplift

b) Full board accommodation

c) Equipment loan

d) Instruction by fully qualified IFMGA mountain guides

e) Packed lunches Monday to Friday

f) Accommodation in Apartment L’Acacia (see website)

g) Optional evening lectures/workshops

PLUS all transport during our courses, including airport transfers, is FREE OF CHARGE

Why Choose AlpBase?

The Ecrins is France’s largest National Park (30x larger than the Chamonix Valley), a huge and diverse outdoor playground that offers superb conditions 12 months of the year. Bad weather days are practically non-existent - Briançon claims 300 blue sky days a year – so it is rare to miss a day’s activity.

We provide a wide range of bespoke mountaineering courses for the absolute beginner to the more experienced outdoor activist. Our courses emphasize learning by doing and we make sure you learn what you specifically need to know, so you are able to improve your mountain skills with some of our most experienced guides, all of whom are fully qualified IFMGA.

We tend to attract those who want a very individual service because our courses allow you to progress at your own pace and in accordance with your own ability. Each program is very flexible and can be tailored exactly to your requirements, and we can cater for singles, couples and groups.

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