Hotel face

Brévent/Flégère

Chamonix

“THE" classic freeride face at Brévent which offers numerous different routes of varying difficulty.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.6 km
Ascent
31 m
Descent
482 m
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
42˚
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Description

Where the Charles-Bozon piste heads right at some small cliffs at c.2450 metres, branch off left and follow bowls and ridges to an awkward step. Scuttle down this and head right. Side step up right and contour round on the North side past the entrance to Faux Col. Continue under a small summit to a flattening and then sidestep up east over a bump to the rocky entrance of the Hotel Face. Once at the top of the face, simply pick the best line - there are plenty of options, all leading to the piste below. You are in full view of the restaurant so make those turns good!

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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