Mont de Grange West Face.

Avoriaz

Portes du Soleil

A half day line with a lot of hiking and some really good skiing skills required.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
2 km
Ascent
45 m
Descent
733 m
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
47˚
Mont de Grange West Face. Map

This is a long access line where a full day is needed starting from one resort to finish in another resort. From "Les Combes" ski lift follow the "Mont Grange Sunny Line" which takes about a half day to a full day where skins are great time and energy saver. The line gets a lot of sun so make sure a good weather window is present and good there's good snow conditions before heading in. Avalanche risk is really high around here due the high attitude and the face exposure taking a lot of sun. The main hazard present in this line is the isolated nature of the mountain. The line finishes at "Plagne to Plaine Dranse line." which leads back to Pré-la-Joux area in Chatel after some more tree skiing. Only totally expert and autonomous skiers need apply for this line.

Difficulty

Extreme

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

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Remoteness

4 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Trees

Equipment required

  • Skins

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