Mont grange la chapelle line

Portes du Soleil

A long access line into an isolated area with really steep skiing skills needed.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
1.6 km
Ascent
2 m
Descent
665 m
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
41˚
Mont grange la chapelle line Map

Another long access line where a hike is needed from the top of "La Combe" ski lift. Hike take about 1 hour and half to 2 hours and skins are great help, follow the "Mont Grange Sunny Line" to go up and turn left into the gully 100 meters below the summit. Entrance is really steep and required very good skiing skills, as mistakes can make you fall for more than 100 meters. The snow cover is often good due to the face exposure and the high altitude of the line. Due to the hiking time needed a good weather window is needed before heading in. Avalanche risk is pretty important into the line as good amount of snow can be found here. The lower section loses some its steepness and the line finishes on "La Combe's Steep Line" which leads back to blue slope "Hermine" which gives access to the Cret beni ski area.

Description

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
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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