Clot Gauthier Chairlift Face

Serre Chevalier

Easy access and quick rotations - a good place to head to first thing after a snowfall.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
639 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
281 m
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
41˚
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Clot Gauthier Chairlift Face Map

Description

If you want to maximise your fresh tracks after a snowfall then it makes sense to start somewhere that gets tracked out quickly. This line is basically underneath the chairlift so doesn't take much finding and as a result gets tracked out impressively fast. You can still get at least 4 or 5 rotations in though if you're there first thing. There are all sorts of natural kickers and windlips on the face to play around with and even a small rock to jump near the top (not compulsory as there are ways around it). Given the aspect of this face (northeast) it holds cold snow well for most of the winter and is really enjoyable to ski even when it isn't in fresh snow. The wind can, however, get into it pretty badly if it's from the north and the ridges can be a bit rocky so go carefully.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

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