Vernant Central

Flaine

Grand Massif

Le Grand Massif

An open pitch with great powder or moguls into a steeper couloir and then open ground.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
746 m
Ascent
2 m
Descent
294 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
37˚
Vernant Central Map

From the top of Vernant chair lift you can find a couple of lines back down to the bottom.

Description

Be careful as there are cliff bands half way down and only a couple of ways through.

The first half is easy as you just cut back in under the chair by either turning left or right and back on yourself.

In fresh snow this pitch can be superb and if there hasn’t been any snow then you’ll usually find some great moguls!

From half way down head into the gully and follow this down (there are a couple of steep pitches and it can be narrow) before opening up below the trees and you can ski a great short pitch down. Be careful not to go to far left as there is a cliff band.

Let your skis run at the bottom as you hit the flat and head towards the Vernant chair or you’ll be walking further than you need to.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Cliffs

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