A La Grave mega-classic with 1800m of steep North facing skiing back to La Grave

Statistics

Analysing terrain data

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Exposure

Exposure

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.

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Description

Incredible views, fantastic steep skiing and over 1800m non-stop down to La Grave - what more could you want!? The line follows the 'skiers left' Vallons de Chancel from the top station of the Ruillans lift.

Just under the lift head slightly skiers left to join the wide open valley.

An initial steepening gives access to great rolling freeride terrain.

Make sure you left in time to avoid the lake and traverse to the Chancel refuge.

The terrain steepens up and gets wider, trending right to the tree line.

A long traverse brings you out at the lift pylons and then head down to the intermediate P1 lift station or continue down through clearings to a bridge and then on down to the final bridge to cross the Romanche river.