Para Face

Chamonix

A great option for skiing to the valley floor after a descent of any of the W or N face routes off the Aiguille du Midi

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.4 km
Ascent
1 m
Descent
746 m
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
44˚
Para Face Map

The terrain is serious and avalanche prone and the end usually requires some combat skiing, bushwhacking or at worst some hiking. From the old Station on the ridge take a hard left. Many options exit in this flowing terrain but make sure to traverse back to the old mid station lift before the terrain gets tight, steep and incredibly hard to navigate. From the station take your skis off and take the summer hiking trail which starts on the left of the building down to the valley floor. Allow 30-40 Minutes. In exceptional snow you can ski some or all of this but it is an extremely tight quick footpath you are following

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

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, April

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

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