Dou Des Lanches Bowl

3 Valleys

La Tania

Meribel

Steep and deep open face with a couple of couloirs, some beautiful drops and beautiful turns to be had

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
432 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
151 m
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
44˚
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Dou Des Lanches Bowl Map

Description

As you get to the last flat stretch of the Dou des Lanches chair you can see the Dou des Lanches black run to your left and the powder bowl and steep drop into into is the Dou des Lanches bowl. It is best to take this chair before dropping in so that you can spot your line or drops. There are a couple of couloirs near to the lift hut at the far side of the bowl or you can drop in between the chairlift pillars and enjoy the open face before riding out of the bottom back on to the black run. The top section is all pretty steep so get your turns in but try and keep some speed for getting back across to the Dou des Lanches run.

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

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