L'Ecuelle's forest line

L’Essert – Abondance

Portes du Soleil

A small and gentle forest line where a hike is needed for about 30 minutes.

Freeride Skiing Easy

Distance
340 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
98 m
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
1.6 km
Gradient
22˚
L'Ecuelle's forest line Map

Again another easy access line with 10 minutes hike needed from top left of "Grand-frémoux" ski lift. The line is not steep and can feel like a piste in the forest where the line gets a lot of sun so make sure there's enough snow before heading in due to the south West exposure what make the snow often wet. Avalanche risk is pretty low around due to the lack of steepness and the forest. The line finishes at the bottom of "L'Ecuelle's est face" downhill line which leads back to the back side of the resort, where a hike of 30 minutes is needed from this line.

Difficulty

Easy

Wide gentle slopes at around 20 degrees or less.

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

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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