Pre Du Rocher Right

Aiguille du Midi

Chamonix

Wild, serious skiing away from the pisted areas in the trees which is often good when visibility is low.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
4.6 km
Ascent
15 m
Descent
1.3 km
Low Point
1 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
36˚
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Chamonix doesn't have much tree skiing but this may be some of the best. The terrain is wild and serious and can be hard to navigate. From Plan de l'Aiguille link gullies, bowls and rolling terrain to the head of a large bowl. Follow this into the forest then traverse right into the bed of the gully. After a short pitch traverse left back into the forest. Follow the clearing which then leads you back right and down through open glades to a 4x4 track. This zig zags back to the parking lot. Whilst much of the skiing is in the trees, there is still avalanche risk on the route.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

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, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

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