La Balme Creux du Loup

Serre Chevalier

A perfect spot for less experienced off piste skiers with a sense of adventure.

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
519 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
177 m
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
33˚
La Balme Creux du Loup Map

This is a fantastic run for less experienced off piste skiers with a sense of adventure. It never gets very steep and faces northeast so stays cold resulting in generally good snow quality. In fact, it used to be a black run back when there was a chairlift to the summit above but it was more intimidating as a mogulfield than as a powderfield. To get there requires a short hike from the top of the Vallons or Cucumelle chairlifts. Walk south along the ridge for a few minutes. At the high point, put your skis back on and continue down the ridge. You can drop into the face anywhere you like then stay off piste until you feel it’s time to rejoin the Cucumelle red piste.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Walk Required

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