Col de Jean

3 Valleys

Albertville

Meribel

A real Meribel classic, with a bit of bushwhacking here and there!

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
4.3 km
Ascent
33 m
Descent
999 m
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
44˚
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Description

Head to top of the Olympic express chair lift. From here head right along the ridge line. At the Col de Jean head down towards Le Raffort. This route isn't too steep and is a real pleasure. Depending on the amount of snow will depend on the amount of the bushes as you get lower towards Le Raffort. You ski towards the forest above Le Raffort and eventually end up at the bubble station there after crossing a road. Take your time and choose your lines as the bushes and trees become bigger and higher in places. Sees morning sun so best early before the snow gets heavy or the avalanche danger increases.

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

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

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