Grand Patieres - off piste access

Flaine

Grand Massif

Le Grand Massif

A steep-ish couloir opens up to great pitch.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.5 km
Ascent
2 m
Descent
402 m
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
42˚
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Grand Patieres - off piste access Map

Description

From the Grande Platieres lift you can check this run out as you are about 2/3 way up at around 2 o’clock as you head up the mountain.

To access it come out of the lift go round to the left and back under the lift as if you are going on the Diamond Noir – but instead of following the piste to your right carry straight on and find a gully that goes between the cliffs. There are cliffs here and you need to take care as you approach and make sure you are not too far left or right.

The gully is narrow and steep but then opens up and keeping right gives a nice wide open run to the bottom of the Diamond Noir chair.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Cliffs

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