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Dome Traverse


Les Grands Montets

An alternative to the main Dome line.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

687 m
0 m
290 m
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
2.9 km
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This is a popular freeride skiing route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's very remote, it features medium exposure (e2) and is typically done between January and April. From a low point of 2.7 km to the maximum altitude of 2.9 km, the route covers 687 m, 0 vertical metres of ascent and 290 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 2.2 and Labande grade 3. You'll need rope to complete it safely.


This skis the huge wide open glacial slopes diagonally down and L. There is no distinct line and it has a slight convexity on it. You join the tracks from the main Dome line to enter the lower slopes through the rocks.



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.


3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

between January and April


  • Glacier

Equipment required

  • Rope

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