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Chamonix

Grands Montets

Les Grands Montets

An alternative approach to the lower Canadian Bowl; usually bumps at the top

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.2 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
531 m
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
35˚
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An alternative approach to the lower Canadian Bowl; this line starts close to the Herse chairlift cables. The whole of the front face of the Grands Montets gets quickly skied out, but it is worth bearing in mind avalanches do occur here- shortly after leaving the piste there is the rollover heading down and R. This avalanches from time to time.

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, December

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