13-16January 2022


ICE Ecrins Festival New year with the 30 + 1 edition of the best festival of the world…

Programme final 2021 (PDF - 104.9 kb)
Programme final 2021
Flyer 2021 (PDF - 315.1 kb)
Flyer 2021

What’s new?
* an Ice Climbing Alp’s Tour with the best EU athletes
* Partners Worshops with brand-new materials and free tests, and a famous athlete to guide you,
* Amazing evenings with movies, special guests,
* the special saturday evening BIVOUAC, an amazing experience!

And at the heart of the festival:
- ephemeral climbing, its ice falls (initiation and improvement) with Petzl, Camp, Millet, Blue Ice, Triple Zéro, Béal, Scarpa, and a "new" partner Grivel: welcome!
- safety workshops in EACH WORKSHOP, with FFCAM, Anena, CRS, PGHM and Ortovox to behave safely in the mountain;
- but also ski touring with the ESF of Puy Saint Vincent;
- free skiing with Salomon, La Sportiva, ATK;
- and a snowshoe workshop to discover our landscapes.

The exhibition located at the ICE Village offers, with our partners, novelties and free tests of equipment (no loans or locations, only test in the frame of partners’ workshops).

For equipment loan, please book with our local and partners shops, Espace Montagne, King’s, Chaud Sport and Approach who offer -20% discount on presentation of the ICE badge!

So ready?

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How does it work? Registration ONLINE starts the 11 of December & stops the 18 of January at midnight!

Programme en cours d’élaboration: merci de revenir plus tard...

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The most frozen event on the planet!!!
3 days of workshop, entertainment, training by mountain guides, equipment test, shuttle bus

Concept 1 : Workshops of ice climbing, ski trek, free ride, dry-tooling, snowshoes cross country

With always the training and sharing in the heart of this event.
The expertise of FFCAM and mountain guides (50 in Ice 2019) enables us to offer initiation and improvement workshops, in dozen spots with a priority on :
- Search of avalanche victims and study of the snow-cover.
- Preparation of race (the study of ice conditions, analysis of the weather forecast, read guidebooks, map, directions).
- Using of safety materials (DVA, shovel, probe).

Concept 2 : A professional exhibition and materials tests.
The idea : test, try and approve !

Through partners of Ice Climbing, Petzl, Beal, Millet, La Sportiva, Ortovox, Blue Ice, Expé Marseille, Aproach, Salomon, l’ESF de Puy Saint Vincent, etc...
You can test cramps, helmet, ice pick, shoes … within the limit of available stocks. Be shure that you are autonomous with the gear, you can only test it there, no loan. Call also our partners’ shops (have a look at the Practical info part). Also, be careful : DVA, shovel and probe are obligatory !

Concept 3 : The first EU Cup of speed on an icefall !

Best climbers of the world will have to be the faster! Arms vibrate, cramps screech, and ice picks are sparks for timeless show ! This new form of competition will be tested at the Champagny (dificulty) and ICE (speed) for the 2022 Olympic Games!

Cracked voice, break away!

Concept 4 : A lot of entertainments !!!

The first movies Festival followed of round tables, with famous guests, Flamenco show with 6 musicians & dancers, an highline of 140 meters, jumpline athletes, concerts, DJs and work fire!!!
But also a literary café, with Ecrins library : Last news reading… Free massages in the yurt by kiné professional.

So, ready?

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Practical infos

Online registrations start the 11st of December 2020 and stop the 18th of January 2021

Only online registrations
1. Introduce yourself at the welcome desk, in the gymnasium, we will give you your pass & a surprise
2. Each evening at 6:30pm, display of the workshops and the groups in the ICE Salon for the next day, presence of the guides

Hiring equipment and DVA:

- the best way for ice climbing or skiing is to be autonomous, you can also book equipment with local partners shops (see below)
- Equipment hire will be in the exhibition (gymnasium) only in the frame of partners workshops
- Security equipment: DVA/spade/probe are obligatory for the valleys, these kits can be hired with local partners shops (see below)


- Don’t forget your headlamp, it could save your life....
- Security briefings are indispensable before setting off to climb. If you weren’t able to attend: ask the guides to inform you about conditions.
- The valleys close at 15h, departure time for the last shuttle. Be aware of the High Mountain gendarmes, mountain security police and guides who looked after your security during the day in the valleys: don’t keep them waiting!

Think about car-sharing OR OR

By Car

Coming from the North :
A48 motorway to Grenoble, then take the Lautaret Pass road (RN91)
Cross Briançon in the Gap direction
Follow signs for L’Argentière-La Bessée

By Italy :
A43 Maurienne motorway by the Fréjus tunnel
Take the Montgenèvre Pass
Cross Briançon in the Gap direction
Follow signs for L’Argentière-La Bessée

Coming from the South :
A51 motorway to the end (La Saulce)
Take the Briançon direction (RN 94)
Once at La Roche-de-Rame, follow signs for L’Argentière-La Bessée

By train:
To get to Pays des Ecrins by train, you will find all times and regional information on the SNCF website :

or this free number : 0(+33) (0)800 11 40 23 from Monday to Friday from 07h00 to 19h00

List of shops

King’s Sport
La Casse, 05290 Vallouise
Tél : 04 92 23 31 20

Approach by Alpimat
Rue des Couteliers, 05100 Briançon
Tél : 04 92 20 59 55

Chaud Sport Puy-Saint-Vincent
Station 1600, 05290 Puy-Saint-Vincent
Tél : 04 92 23 51 55

Le Kiosque, Place Auguste Giraud
05120 L’Argentière-la-Bessée
Tél : 04 92 23 03 47

List of hosts

Gite Alpin du Fournel
Flat for 4 people at l’Argentière la Bessée
Portable: 06 37 21 79 33

Clot Saint Joseph
Maison d’hôtes à Pelvoux
2 gîtes pour 6 et 10 personnes
5 chambres d’hôtes
Portable : +33 (0)6 61 63 39 37
Site :

Gîte Refuge Le Pas du Loup
05120 St Martin de Queyrières
Portable : +33 (0)611 41 52 73 / +33 (0)6 08 40 03 62
E-mail :
Site :

NEW - La Bâtie des Vigneaux
Meublé 4/6 places
Damien Genevois
Site :
Portable :: 06 41 18 96 82
Mail :

Vallée de Vallouise
Locations chez Jerry Gore
Portable : +33 (0)6 89 19 75 63
E-mail :
Site :

Le Relais de PELVOUX
Philippe Macou
Pelvoux St Antoine
Portable :

Camping-Caravaneige et Spa l’Iscle de Prelles
05120 Saint Martin de Queyrières
Portable : ou
Site :

Centrale de réservation SAEM Les Ecrins
at Puy Saint Vincent
Véronique FERRERO
Tél :
E-mail :
Site :

Le Moulin Papillon
Bénédicte Voruz
Rue du Fournel
05120 l’Argentière la Bessée
Téléphone :
Portable :
Mail :

Gite d’étape l’Aiglière
Jérôme & Amélie
Route de l’Auchette 05290 Vallouise-Pelvoux
Téléphone : 04-92-23-72-64
Port : 06-83-14-12-35
Mail :

Hôtel chez Glaizette
Hôtel Restaurant
32 Rue de la République
Téléphone: 04 92 23 10 05

Chalet Couleurs d’en Haut
Pierre-Emmanuel ROBIN
Les Hodourenqs
05310 Freissinières
Portable: +33 7 82 98 54 59

Brin de Paille
David et Lydie Monnet
Table et chambres d’hôte, location gîte
Les Casses Prelles
05120 St Martin de Queyrieres
Téléphone :
Portable :
Mail :
Sites: &

La Pierre d’Oran
Isabelle Martin
Route des Espagnols - Les Cheneviers
05120 L’Argentière La Bessée
Téléphone :
Portable :
Mail :

Hôtel** Les 5 Saisons
Camille et Martial
Les Meyries
05310 Freissinières
Téléphone: +33 (0)4 92 23 64 78
Portable: +33 (0)7 62 70 89 14

Chalets Accueil de la Biaysse
Gîte de groupe
Les Ribes - 05310 Freissinières
Téléphone: 04 92 20 93 74
Portable: 06 69 18 01 10

Les Chalets de Vallouise
Chemin des Chambonnettes
05290 Vallouise
Téléphone : 04 92 23 30 26

Chalet "Au Fil de l’Onde"
Catherine TURPIN
Les Ribes
05290 Vallouise
Téléphone: 00/33(0) 492 200 365
Portable: 00/33(0) 609 492 420

Hôtel L´Edelweiss ‎
Rière Pont
05290 Vallouise
Téléphone: +33 4 92 23 38 58
Portable: 06 60 90 01 54

Hôtel Les Vallois
Rière Pont
05290 Vallouise
Téléphone: 04 92 23 33 10

Hôtel de la Gare
48 Avenue Charles de Gaulle
05120 L’Argentière la Bessée
Téléphone: 04 92 23 10 98

Chambres d’Hôtes
Mr et Mme PIERARD Françoise & Patrick
D 212, La Casse
Téléphone : 04 92 23 41 81
Portable : 06 20 33 31 58

Maison Estienne
Route des Écrins
05120 Les Vigneaux
Téléphone: 04 92 20 26 71
Mail :

Le Rucher du Martagon
Mr et Mme LUCAS Sébastien et Christine
Apiculteurs - Chambres et table d’hôtes
Les Seyes
Téléphone: 04 92 20 97 56

La Batie des Vigneaux
Appartements 4 personnes ou chambres d’hotes

Gîte les Carlines
Sandrine Lacroix
05120 Les Vigneaux
Téléphone: 04 92 23 02 74

Centre Alpin de l’Eychauda
Nicolas CHAUD
Le Sarret F- 05340 PELVOUX
Téléphones: 04 92 23 49 51

Entre Terre et Ciel
Geert Vennix et Anne van Galen
La Balme
05120 Les Vigneaux
Téléphone: 0492 436 998

Ice Rock Backpacker
18 Avenue de Vallouise
05120 L’argentière-la-Bessée
Tél : 04-92-49-39-53
ou 06-32-23-52-30
Email : & Site:

Our friend Jerry also proposes accomodations during your trip!
Tél : +33 689 19 75 63


- Un appartement disponible à l’Argentière-la-Bessée pendant la semaine de l’ICE, contacter Helen Laundon sur le site

- Un meublé sympa (classé ***) pour deux personnes, disponible à l’Argentière-la-Bessée pendant l’ICE! Plus d’infos sur: ou contactez directement Rodolphe GODIN au 06 74 21 68 19 et

- Un appartement (4 personnes) qui est disponible à Valouise La Casse. Pour le renseignement l’adresse émail est: ou

For more informations :

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Registrations on line start the 1th of December 2021
Registrations on line stop the 19th of December 2021 midnight

In the event is cancelled due in case of "force majeure", the ICE will reimburse you by re-crediting your card (- bank transaction fees, between 3 & 5 euros).

Equipment for searching for avalanche victims, spale, and probe for workshops are required. Shuttle and valley access control.

For the ice and ski workshops IMPROVEMENT, a very good level is required - black slope for the ski & a regular practice of ice climbing these last two years.


  • FFME licence, FFCAM licence.
  • Identity card or passport required.

At 6:30pm, display of the groups & workshops in the ICE Salon for the next day, presence of the guides partners’ workshops - FFCAM, Petzl, Camp, Béal, La Sportiva, Salomon, Black Diamond, Scarpa, Blue Ice, ESF

- to go in the Valleys of Fournel and Freissinières & to benefit from shuttles & radios, you must be registered to ICE festival at the Independant ice climbers + be assured at least with a daily license (sold on site) + observe safety precautions that will be distributed at the entrance,
- reminders of safety rules:
# getting out of the Valleys before 4pm
# have a first aid kit, a headlamp
# test the radio with the controller guide at the entrance of the Valley (radio lend by the organization)
# attend the security briefing at 6:30pm each evening at the ICE Village

Please go below for registration, registration is individual.

Online registration form


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Programme en cours d’élaboration: merci de revenir plus tard...

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