Corne back side junction

L’Essert – Abondance

Portes du Soleil

A short forest with some steepness into the middle of the line, into a isolated area.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
2 km
Ascent
325 m
Descent
287 m
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
1.7 km
Gradient
36˚
Corne back side junction Map

This is an easy access line as go straight into blue slope "Corne Bleue" instead of turning into the right side for about 10 minutes until you arrive on the little peak in front of you. The line is not steep and can feel like a piste into the trees until the middle section but there are some trees about if there is low snow cover. The line gets a lot of sun so make sure there's enough snow before heading in. Avalanche risk is pretty low due to the forest to keep stable the area around here. The line finishes on the old blue piste "L'Ecuelle" which leads back to the removed "L'Ecuelle" chairlift line. You can skin up to the Grand Fremoux chairlift or carry on down the Back Side Line, separately described.

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
  • Walk Required

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