Argentiere Doite Freeride

Chamonix

Grands Montets

Les Grands Montets

Glacier crossings and great freeride from the Aiguille des Grands Montets

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
7.1 km
Ascent
25 m
Descent
2.1 km
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
3.3 km
Gradient
49˚
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Description

A great freeride route from the Aiguille des Grands Montets that brings you all the way back down to the lift station. When the snow conditions are good, this route gives you plenty of route options and great powder.

Take the Grandes Montets gondola up to the top of Aiguille des Grands Montets. Leaving the lift station, traverse left. This many require a small amount of touring or bootpacking so ensure you are well prepared.

Once on the traverse, ski all the way to the end, above all the ice climbs. A few trees mark the edge of the 150m+ cliff that was the site of Tim Howell's ski BASE jump from this location.

Head down the Glacier des Rognons, keeping left at the Argenntiere Glacier to follow the contour of the mountain back down in the direction of the valley floor.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Best time to visit

March

Features

  • Glacier

Equipment required

  • Glacier kit

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