Probably the mountain range best suited for ski touring as it boasts the southernmost glaciers of the entire Alpine region and therefore benefits from unequalled snow quality and weather conditions. Many summits higher than 3000m are skiable and the 4015m Dôme des Ecrins is accessible.
Our suggestions here include the Tour de la Meije (Tour of the Meije, 3 to 6 days), the Haute Route des Ecrins (High Route of the Ecrins, 4 to 6 days) and several 2 day alternative routes. Obviously there are hundreds of other possibilities...
All the mountain refuges used by the Tour de la Meije and the Haute Route des Ecrins open on the 30th March 2019. The Alpe de Villar d’Arène, Chamoissière and Promontoire refuges open even earlier, from the 20th March!
Other refuges may open earlier depending on the weather conditions; get in touch with their hosts for further information.