Combe du Génépy

Alpe d'Huez

A very nice off-piste with a 15 min walk up a steep section.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
2.1 km
Ascent
91 m
Descent
793 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
39˚
Combe du Génépy Map

Follow the direction of Combe du Loup and when you've skied down the first steep section look to your right and you'll see tracks going up a very steep section through a couloir. It's about a 15 minute, pretty physical hike up. It's better if you have a backpack that you can attach your skis to rather than carrying them on your shoulder. When you reach the top it's here and it's nice and wide with often good snow; enjoy your reward ! Then you'll get to the Sarenne slope, where it's a long schuss to the lifts (either Chalvet or Alp'Auris chairlifts).

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

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

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