Fond Blanc Bowl

Les Arcs

The bowl that hosted the Red Bull Linecatcher

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
848 m
Ascent
15 m
Descent
258 m
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
36˚
VIEW ON MAP
Fond Blanc Bowl Map

Description

Take the 'Clocheret' chairlift between Arc 1600 and 1800. At the top put skis on backpack and start the boot pack up the open gully on your right, its an obvious path to take that ascends for about 15 mins and then traverses for about 10 metres before a short climb up to reach the back of the Fond Blanc bowl. In front of you is Arc 1950. You have many options from here. Either ski fall line into the bowl or for steeper terrain carry on bootpacking to your right. Aim for the obvious ridgeline, there are about 4 couloirs that end up at the bottom of the bowl, each different grades of steepness. This bowl normally holds good snow, but the runs are south facing so be careful with sun exposure. Try to do this early morning.

Once at the bottom of the bowl you can traverse skiers right which will take you to the Bois de l'ours Chair lift, or if you carry on down fall line then you can ski the les Dailles forest, which on a good snow day is truly epic.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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

Similar routes nearby

Guidebooks in this area