Combe de la Gliere

Brévent/Flégère

Chamonix

Skiing from a wide col with space for a lot of skiers; fresh tracks are almost guaranteed.

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
2.7 km
Ascent
145 m
Descent
576 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
45˚
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Description

From the top of the Col Cornu chairlift skin up to the col Cornu itself. Traverse the north face of the Aiguille Pourrie (watch out for windloaded slopes) to gain the entrance to the Col de la Glière. Entering the bowl is less steep further L. A beautiful mellow bowl, steep for the first few turns leads you back to the piste. Stay R for shadier, codler snow in the upper section.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

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.

Best time to visit

February, March, April, December

Equipment required

  • Skins

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