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  • Art Course

    The Alpbase Autumn Art Course is now in full swing. Lots of technique demonstrations from our artist Dawn, before going out into the beautiful Autumn colours of Ailefroide to put it all into practise!

     
  • Lottie and Jerry climb the Dome des Ecrins on the 150th anniversary of Whympers 1st ascent

    Lottie and Jerry climbed the Dome des Ecrins today 25th June 2014, on the 150th anniversary of Edward Whympers 1st ascent. So now we want to know "is Lottie the youngest English girl ( just 16) to climb this"?

     
  • Road to Pre de Mme Carle now open

    The road above Ailefroide to Pre de Mme Carle has now been opened. We went to the refuge Cezanne this evening and saw marmotes and chamois.

     
  • Edward Whymper 150th anniversary celebrations of 1st ascent of the Barre des Ecrins - Vallouise

    Vallouise will be celebrating the 1st ascent of the Barre des Ecrins mountain 4102m by Edward Whymper this Summer. On 25th June there will be a special ceremony, and all Summer there will be a cabin in the square in Vallouise with a display and information.

     
  • Orchids in Ailefroide

    The pink and yellow orchids are just begining to flower above Ailefroide, and the Spring parking is open towards Pre de Madame Carle.

     
  • Our new penthouse flat Kingsbridge Devon UK available to rent

    Located in the heart of the popular market town of Kingsbridge Devon UK. Our new apartment overlooks the tidal waters at the head of the Salcombe Estuary, and enjoys a commanding view across its surroundings. The wonderful beaches of the South Hams including Bigbury, Thurlestone and Bantham are only a short
    drive away along with the yachting centres of Salcombe and Dartmouth. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and sleeps up to 4 people. See this property on this page of our website: http://www.alpbase.com/accommodations/view/Apt+Malt Contact us for rental details.

     
  • Earthquake in Vallouise

    Last night at 21.27h 07.04.2014 Vallouise experienced an earthquake of 5.17 on the Richter scale. The earthquake was felt from Grenoble to Nice! Everything vibrated for roughly 15-20 seconds, the chalet shook quite violently, but no damage was done.

     
  • Winter road conditions telephone Numbers

    Informations col du Lautaret et col du Montgenèvre : 04 92 24 44 44

    Informations routières (CRIR) : 08 26 02 20 22

     
  • Fantastic artificial ice climbing wall, Aiguilles.

    Want to ice climb in the sun, 2 mins from the car? 15+ top roping lines between 15 &20m high between grade 3 and 5. Great for beginners and practising new techniques. Plus its free!

     
  • 5/02/14 So much snow in Vallouise

    Yesterday nearly 50cm of snow fell during the afternoon!
    and we already had masses. The weather forecast is for even more during the next few days

     
  • Snow arrives just in time for Christmas

    It was a near thing, but we have just had a big dump of snow, so now Puy Saint Vincent Ski resort is fully open and looking beautiful!

     
  • Ice climbing Ecrins - 10 mins from Alpbase

    Ice Climbing Ecrins
    From 16th to 19th January 2014
    L'Argentière la Bessée - Hautes Alpes
    Every winter since 1990, Ice Climbing Ecrins (ICE) brings together a community of enthusiasts: glacierists, mountaineers, climbers, outdoor activity professionals, lovers of freedom, of strength and of the white.

    The ICE is known throughout the world, but it is in France that it has become the most important meeting ever since the beginning.

    Why here ?
    In the Fournel and Freyssinières valleys, our neighbours, the waterfalls in the winter become spectacular columns of ice. As illustration, these names given by their pioneers: the Giant of Storms, Moon Kiss, the Elephants Graveyard, Just an Illusion, the Blue Palace….

    After the success of 2013, this 24th Edition promises to be rich in emotions. Let yourself be tempted … Come and join us from the 16th to the 19th of January.



    CONTACT : Cathy Jolibert
    Tel: (+33)6.19.60.47.95

    Send an e-mail

     
  • JERRY’S INSULIN CHALLENGE 2013

    As you might know I am a Type 1 Diabetic. And each year I organise an Insulin Challenge to raise money for young diabetic children in Third World countries. This year my Insulin Challenge is to make a new route up the largest unclimbed face in South America – The SW Face of The South Tower of Paine in Southern Patagonia.

     
  • Let Autumn commence!

    The Autumn colours are starting. The sky is dark blue, the air is crystal clear. What a wonderful time of year here in the Vallouise valley. Walking, climbing, just taking in the views. Perfect. And our properties are going for a song at the moment. Get out here if you can!

     
  • Night market Vallouise

    Vallouise has various night markets during the Summer months, plus many other specialised markets of local produce. Not forgetting of course the fantastic regular Thursday morning market, with over 100 stalls.

     
  • Musiques en Ecrins Festival 2013

    From 1st - 16th August the Vallouise valley is holding for the 20th year over 300 classical concerts. There are so many things to do here. You don't have to be a gnarly climber or extreme sports person to enjoy the mountains. Some of the concerts are held in or outside tiny chapels in small hamlets and give a wonderful ambiance.

     
  • Fete de Vallouise 2013

    Another fantastic weekend in Vallouise this weekend with the Fete de Vallouise. Great parties, music, food - with tortes cooked in communial oven and fireworks.

     
  • Awesome snow conditions!

    Record snow conditions!

     
  • NEW 4 MAN LIFT PELVOUX

    Pelvoux ski station has a brand new 4 man lift this winter, which whisks you up to the top of the mountain at speed and in confort. Pelvoux is a small station 5 mins from Vallouise. it offers uncrowded, inexpensive, well groomed pistes in a traditional village. We always go there in high season to avoid the crowds.

     
  • International Ski Mountaineering Festival Pelvoux Vallouise

    On Tuesday in Puy Saint Vincent, the ISMF and the event organisers presented the next edition of the Ski Mountaineering World Championships due to take place from 9 -15 February 2013 in Pelvoux, France.

     

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