Col de Bassachaux line

Avoriaz

Portes du Soleil

Not the most technical line but long (600 metres) and often with good snow.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.3 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
416 m
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
1.8 km
Gradient
38˚
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Description

Turning left off the black slope of "Les Rhododendrons" is the easiest entrance to this line and you from where you can avoid walking. Remember this line can be modified and this is not the only way to ride the line. The more you go to the left the steeper it gets, and the greater the risk of problems with cornices and avalanches. As soon you cross a flat area (which is the road of the "Col de Bassachaux") the second part of the line starts, and the trees will appear. A good tip is to remember that this crossing will happen more of less in the middle of the "Pierre longue" chairlift. Our aim is to join the red slope "Les Rochassons". The bottom of the line will be driven by the narrow gully, without too many trees in the middle.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

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

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Trees

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