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Chancel Classic

La Grave

Les Deux Alpes and La Grave

A La Grave mega-classic with 1800m of steep North facing skiing back to La Grave

Freeride Skiing Difficult

4.7 km
5 m
1.4 km
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
3.2 km
Chancel Classic Map

Incredible views, fantastic steep skiing and over 1800m non-stop down to La Grave - what more could you want!? The line follows the 'skiers left' Vallons de Chancel from the top station of the Ruillans lift. Just under the lift head slightly skiers left to join the wide open valley. An initial steepening gives access to great rolling freeride terrain. Make sure you left in time to avoid the lake and traverse to the Chancel refuge. The terrain steepens up and gets wider, trending right to the tree line. A long traverse brings you out at the lift pylons and then head down to the intermediate P1 lift station or continue down through clearings to a bridge and then on down to the final bridge to cross the Romanche river.



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.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between February and May

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