Rocher Blanc

Serre Chevalier

Big cliffs and steep, technical lines. Experts only in this complex and exposed area.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
969 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
232 m
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
39˚
Rocher Blanc Map

The Rocher Blanc area is really just a series of cliffs with a mixture of lines running through or over them. Some are makeable, some aren’t. It is impossible to describe them all here but if you like complicated route finding in rocky, sometimes technically challenging terrain then this area is worth a visit. The area changes character year on year depending on snow and weather conditions but there is always something to challenge even the best skiers and snowboarders. The lines are short and definitely require scoping out from below first but they are rewarding when done right. From the top of the Bois des Coqs button lift, turn left and traverse under the Rocher Blanc cliff face. You’ll need to side step up a little bit to get over the lower cliff band. Then it’s simply a question of picking your line and going. It is vital you get your line right here as there are some big cliffs should you take a wrong turn or fall in the wrong place.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

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

Features

  • Cliffs

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