Aiguille Grive North-West Shoulder

Les Arcs

The easier way down the Aiguille Grive

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.7 km
Ascent
178 m
Descent
454 m
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
39˚
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Aiguille Grive North-West Shoulder Map

Description

A short hike to a beautiful summit and then some good skiing straight back to the lift system. There are plenty of steeper and more serious lines to choose from the summit of the Aiguille Grive but this is a relatively straight forward and accessible ski. From the top of the Transarc 2, Plagnettes or Arcabulle hike the ridge to the top of the Aiguille Grive. After enjoying a moment of alpine tranquility in the sprawling Paradiski and taking in the breathtaking view, drop in on the west face and staying skiers right and joining the obvious ridge and then shoulder. Follow the shoulder down a way before dropping skiers right down to join the Foret piste and or top of the Grizzly chair. There is plenty of space to choose your line and play with the steepness of the final pitch.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Walk Required

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