Hike to top of Veret when drag closed

Flaine

Grand Massif

Le Grand Massif

A great run which is relatively easily accessed even when the lift is not open.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.9 km
Ascent
133 m
Descent
355 m
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
37˚
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Hike to top of Veret when drag closed Map

Description

When the Veret draglift is closed it is possible to hike to the top of this lift to ski the Combe de Veret run via a 20 – 30 minute hike.

To do this you need to ski from the top of Grands Vans / Vernant lifts towards Flaine – keeping as far left as you can and then come off the piste and start hiking up the ridge – more often than not this is a cat track. It’s about a 20 – 30 minute hike to the top.

Make sure the run is safe – sometimes the drag is closed due to lack of people other times it is closed due to avalanche risk.

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

  • Walk Required

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