Cret Beni Steep Line

Portes du Soleil

Long walk into a steep area including a really steep line into an isolated area.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
3.7 km
Ascent
607 m
Descent
830 m
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
45˚
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Cret Beni Steep Line Map

Description

This is a really long access line with a walk for about 1 1/2 hours as you go straight up from "Fontaines" chairlift and walk into the gully, take a left below the ridge to reach the little summit. Then some arete skiing is needed to reach the start of the line where "Cret Beni's" area can be seen. The hiking part is steep as is the line itself into a gully close some trees. The line gets well protected from the sun so make sure weather conditions are good into this part of the mountain but also that there's enough snow before heading in due to the low altitude. Avalanche risk is important into this area due to the steepness around here, good navigation skills needed. The line finishes at the bottom of "Fontaines" chairlift which leads back to Cret Beni ski area.

Difficulty

Extreme

Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

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

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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