Corne Bleue's forest line

L’Essert – Abondance

Portes du Soleil

Easy access forest line with some tree skiing.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
679 m
Ascent
2 m
Descent
183 m
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
1.6 km
Gradient
29˚
Corne Bleue's forest line Map

There's not much hiking needed if good speed is kept from the blue slope "Corne Bleue" and the higher you go the better your line will be with more fresh snow available and of course some more steepness. Navigation is really easy as there is only one way available into clear and open trees but avalanche risk needs to be taken into some consideration as the line is not steep throughout and not especially high altitude. The line joins the blue slope "Corne Bleue", giving access to all the lifts of the area and the only hazard is trees, where good forest skiing skills are welcome.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

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