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Grands Montets

Les Grands Montets

Slyly crosses the ridge from the Bochard to find fine slopes on skier's right of the Lavancher bowl

Freeride Skiing Difficult

1.1 km
0 m
443 m
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.5 km
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There are usually a few rocks to avoid on the ridge and just below it. Once you have dodged these the bowl opens up below you. It is worth bearing in mind it is the perfect angle for skiing due to the frequent avalanches that have swept down it. You can ski almost anywhere, watching out for odd rocks, drop-offs and old avalanche debris. Skiers R is a more W aspect, seeing more sun with softer snow in the afternoons, can be icy in the morning though. You can also access this whole slope from the Chamois piste by a long traverse back R under the rocky ridge.



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.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between December and April

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