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Le lac crossing

L’Essert – Abondance

Portes du Soleil

A long traverse line with a little bit of steepness into a forest area.

Freeride Skiing Severe

1 km
10 m
292 m
Low Point
1.1 km
High Point
1.4 km
Le lac crossing Map

This is an easy access line as turn right into the middle of "Le lac" ski lift. The line is not steep and can feel like a piste until the middle section where there is some steepness but there are some trees about if there is low snow cover. The line gets a lot of sun so make sure there's enough snow before heading in. Avalanche risk is pretty low due to the trees into the line, around here but one unusual hazard to be aware of on this line are the fences of neighbouring properties into the lowest part of the run. The line finishes on the "Corne's back side expedition" from where a good 1 hour of pushing is needed which leads back to "L'essert" gondola's.



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 January and March


  • Trees
  • Walk Required

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