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L'Ecuelle's est face

L’Essert – Abondance

Portes du Soleil

Long walking line with a steep part and some trees along the run.

Freeride Skiing Severe

1.7 km
219 m
237 m
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
1.8 km
L'Ecuelle's est face Map

This is an long access line as we need to continue straight until the peak in front of us. Remember all this area does not contain any lifts and the way to come need about 1 to 1.5 hours to walk or skins back. Access to the line can take up to 25 minutes to 40 minutes. The entrance of the line is pretty steep about 40 % where good steep skiing skills are required, as soon as higher part is past line can feel like a piste but there are some rocks about if there is low snow cover and often some patches of grass. The line gets a lot of sun due to the Est exposure so make sure there's enough snow before heading in. Avalanche risk is pretty low around here unless into the steepest part. The line finishes at the bottom of "Corne back side junction" line which leads back to the Abondance ski lifts area after a long walk.



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.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between February and March


  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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