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The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) but only the consequences of the skier falling.
Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.
Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.
High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.
Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.
The route begins either at the foot of the Prarion gondola lift or at the foot of the Bellevue cable car.
Ski hikers must follow the red signs that indicate the route. In the first 200m of climb, the route is very close to the ski slopes, but once past Maison Neuve, the route turns right and joins the trail of the famous Tour du Mont-Blanc.
From here, the path becomes more interesting and less close to the ski slopes.
This gives you the feeling of skiing in the mountains. About 200m of altitude difference above the restaurant Les Vieilles Luges, skiers have two options: 1.
Turn right, to follow a long section<br/><br/>For more information: <a href="https://skitouring.decathlon.fr" target="_blank">skitouring.decathlon.fr</a>