Col De La Golese

Portes du Soleil

Easy ascent with great views of Mont Blanc at the top, descent through open terrain.

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
2 km
Ascent
24 m
Descent
381 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
1.7 km
Gradient
29˚
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Col De La Golese Map

Description

Starting at Erigne (where there is some parking and also a bus to and from Morzine) take the usually pisted track up towards the Lac de Mines d'Or, keep right at the first turn and follow the river, cross the bridge and make your way up along the track through the trees. When you reach open terrain head for the first chalet and then continue up towards the second chalet, crossing the small gully and then on up to the Col. The final ascent to the Refuge de la Golese is overhung by steeper terrain so be aware of snow conditions. Descending pick your line through the open terrain before rejoining the snow-track back to the bridge.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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

3 out of 4

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

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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