Porte des Aravis

La Clusaz & Le Grand Bornand

Open fields

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
3.1 km
Ascent
191 m
Descent
774 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
42˚
Porte des Aravis Map

From the top of the Tochere button lift, walk right (boot pack or side step) towards the base of a ridge. Boot back up this to this ridge and follow up to the main ridge line of the Aravis. From here, either boot back across the ridge or ski just below it (snow dependent). Arrive at pass which allows access onto the south face of the mountain. Traverse on skis/board across until you are just below the large pass back to the northern slopes. Boot back up (care should be taken here as rocky). Descend open fields using all terrain. Near bottom, keep right to avoid flat bowl and then head skiers left after small knoll. Head down and left through some scattering of trees until arrival back at piste.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Walk Required

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