Guide Hautes Alpes - Didier Nicard


Openning time

  • All year round.


High mountain guide.

All year round, beginner or advanced, discover mountaineering, climbing, off-piste skiing, ski touring or raid skiing, ice climbing or via ferrata.
Snow avalanche trainer: preparing to go out safely.

Do you have a hankering for the mountains? Let yourself be carried away by this dream. Didier Nicard, High Mountain Guide in the Embrunais region, I'll help you make it come true.
In all seasons, here or elsewhere, whether you're a contemplative or a sportsman, a beginner or an initiate, alone, in a group or with the family, let's discover mountaineering, climbing, off-piste skiing, ski touring or raid skiing, ice climbing or via ferrata.
Together, we'll make this dream come true, either on classic, well-trodden and listed routes, or by sampling the charm of wild and confidential routes in isolated places
Sharing our passion, conviviality, experience and safety will be the words that accompany us.

- Winter activities:

- Snow and avalanche training: as an accredited trainer with the A.N.E.N.A. and an experienced practitioner, I can offer you a wide range of training courses. and as an experienced practitioner, I offer training courses to help you become more autonomous in winter conditions; adapted to your level, in the form of individual or group sessions (groups or clubs), on a full-day or half-day basis.

- Ski touring: leave the crowds of aseptic ski areas behind and explore the mountains on skis. Come and enjoy half-day or full-day ski touring in the Emrunais, Queyras, Clarée, Écrins, Dévoluy, Ubaye or more remote massifs in France or abroad.

- Off-piste skiing: in the local resorts of Les Orres, Crévoux and Réallon, and further afield in the Queyras, Le Briançonnais or in the valleys of La Meije and the Vallée Blanche in Chamonix...

- Ice climbing: climb over water sculpted by the frost and play with its shapes! There are plenty of local opportunities in the Embrunais and Queyras regions, and in the legendary Fournel, Fressinières and Val de Cogne valleys.

- Raid à skis: a ride, a journey, a total change of scenery, a complete immersion in the mountains. Our local massifs (Queyras, Dévoluy, Ubaye, Clarée, Écrins, etc.) and more distant massifs in France and abroad (Vanoise, Mercantour, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, etc.) offer us endless possibilities for tours lasting from two to several days, with or without a guide, in comfortable or spartan refuges.Winter mountaineering: couloirs and gullies, by the day or with an overnight stay in a refuge, in the Écrins, Queyras or Ubaye, as well as in more distant massifs.

- Summer activities -

- Mountaineering: from introductory glacier trekking to more technical routes.

- Climbing: in schools to discover the activity and master the techniques.

- Climbing: on major routes to practise your skills on long vertical trips.

- Via ferrata: from beginners, suitable for all the family, to more vertiginous activities reserved for the initiated.

- Mont Blanc: climb the roof of Europe, on courses adapted to your level.

We offer services and equipments made for your individual needs


Animals : Non accepted

Clientele and groups

Age required : 7 years old

Further informations

Theme-based outings: self-sufficiency training in adventure terrain - rescue and self-rescue in glacial and snowy terrain.


  • Prices winter 2023
    - Snow and avalanche training: 75€/person.
    From 4 people. Maximum 8 people.
    - Ski touring: daily commitment 350€.
    Group package 75€ from 4 people. Maximum 6 people.
    - Off-piste skiing: one-day commitment 350€.
    Group package 75€ from 4 people. Maximum 6 people.
    - Ice climbing: day package from €350.
    Maximum 2 people.
    - Winter mountaineering: day package from €350.
    Maximum 2 people.
    For any other project, please contact me.

Way of payment

  • Check
  • Cash
  • Credit transfer


  • Climbing sports

Provider authorizations

  • Professional qualification JS
  • State diploma

Spoken languages

  • English English