This should be your first port of call for off-piste, back-country and guided skiing, plus ice climbing and snowshoeing, and for mountaineering and climbing in the warmer months. Joining a scheduled heli-ski expedition to tackle Grand Sablat glacier's 2000m descent (experienced skiers only) costs around €140 per person (including safety equipment).

To engage an off-piste guide privately costs between €90 and €360 depending on whether you are a group of four or going solo. A half-day's guided skiing costs €250.