Plagne to Plaine dranse line.

Avoriaz

Portes du Soleil

A half day line with a lot of hiking and also a compulsory skin back to Chatel's side.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
3.9 km
Ascent
597 m
Descent
521 m
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
1.7 km
Gradient
43˚
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Plagne to Plaine dranse line. Map

Description

A car is needed for this line as we need to drive to the "Lac des plagnes" to begin the hike. Skins will help because the hike is about 3 hours, between empty trees patches until a part with more steepness into a gully in the forest. The hike finishes when you join the top of a flat empty tree patch. Turn to the right heading a large empty patch of trees, "Pré-la-joux" chairlift is in front of us as guideline for navigation. Line is steep with some rocks and trees all along the way down, into a Est face what make the snow cover often weak due to low altitude as well. Avalanche risk is pretty high in the steep parts, trees can help to keep stable the snow. Line finishes at the bottom of green slope "Les Rubis" with access to Pré-la-joux chairlift.

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
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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