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L'essert steep couloir.

L’Essert – Abondance

Portes du Soleil

A really steep gully between trees and some long traverse as ending.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

2.2 km
5 m
545 m
Low Point
1 km
High Point
1.6 km
L'essert steep couloir. Map

This is an easy access line as blue slope "Les Follys" bring us to the line, by a left turn 100 meters after the beginning of this piste. The line is really steep in the entrance and need some really good steep skiing skills, but there are a lot of trees about if there is low snow cover. The line gets some good snow fall, however as we are around 1650 meters make sure there's enough snow before heading in. Avalanche risk is pretty important in case of heavy snow fall, warm weather due to the low altitude or rainfall, what mean good weather check is really important around here. The line finishes on the blue piste "Retour village" after a long traverse by the trees which leads back to "L'essert Gondola's".



Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

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.


4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

between January and March


  • Trees

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