Lavancher

Chamonix

Grands Montets

Les Grands Montets

A great alternative to the main bowl lines with fantastic skiing and reliable powder.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.9 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
675 m
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
35˚
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Description

Ski down the Chamois piste and head straight on when it turns hard rightwards. Traverse left into the large bowl and pick a line down this - there are many possible variations, making sure you don't drop too low before heading back R. If you have skins with you can continue downwards hard R under the cliffs then down through nicely spaced trees to a large flat area, where it is a short skin or a tiring bootpack back to the bottom of the Retour Pendant lift.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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