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L'Ecuelle's south line

L’Essert – Abondance

Portes du Soleil

A long walking line, with some gradient into this line.

Freeride Skiing Moderate

1.2 km
59 m
253 m
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
1.7 km
L'Ecuelle's south line Map

This is an easy access line as continue straight and follow "L'Ecuelle's est face" walk, hike takes about 40 minutes to 1 hour depend your speed. The line is pretty easy terrain all along where there is a lot of sun so make sure there's enough snow before heading in. Avalanche risk is possible due to the hot temperature and the low altitude, however trees from the lower section help to keep stable the line. Unusual hazard to be aware of on this line is the lack of snow where some areas can be empty of snow. The line finishes at the bottom of "L'Ecuelle's est face" downhill part which leads back to Abondance main ski area.



Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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


  • Trees
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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