Aiguille Grive - Col d'Entreporte

Les Arcs

A wild, steep line that needs stable snow conditions and finishes outside the lift served area

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
3.1 km
Ascent
30 m
Descent
898 m
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
45˚
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Aiguille Grive - Col d'Entreporte Map

Description

A steep line from the Col d'Entreporte that finishes outside the ski resort. It needs stable snow conditions and is usually in condition earlier in the season. From the top of the Plagnettes, Arcabulle or Transarc 2 lift, take the ridge to the top of the Aiguille Grive. Ski the west facing descent to the Col d'Entreporte. From the col head straight down the steep descent towards Nancroix. The descent is steep and sustained. As the drainage line narrows at spot height 2039m on the IGN map you need to head skiers right to rejoin the Vernettes chapelle. From here you can continue to traverse round to the bottom of the Combe chair lift (skins handy) or if there is enough snow descend the south west facing slopes to the valley and arrange transport back to the resort.

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

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

February, March

Features

  • Walk Required

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