Derby

Chamonix

Grands Montets

Les Grands Montets

A good run on wide open slopes

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
717 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
344 m
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
34˚
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Description

To access this you follow the Blanchots black piste, turning off it in the relatively easy angled section as it traverses R. Head L on flattish terrain until it convexes off ahead of you. You can pretty much ski the steeper slopes ahead of you wherever you like, watching out for odd rocks. It is a lovely angle and usually holds good snow. You will either end up at the bottom of the Herse piste or on the flat section of the Pointe de Vue piste, both taking you back to the bottom of the Herse lift.

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, December

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