Les Paravalanches

Les Arcs

Vanoise Massif

Easy descent that is just outside the national park

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
1.3 km
Ascent
11 m
Descent
420 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
33˚
Les Paravalanches Map

Come off the Lanchettes chair and ski down the piste towards Villaroger, just as you turn the first right hand corner you need to come off the piste and begin traversing right and staying high. you will eventually end up in a high bowl with avalanche barriers, you are allowed to ski the left hand side, heading back down towards the villaroger piste. Its a short run but has big rewards on a good snow day and is easy to reach with little consequences. Try and ski in between the barriers to get the most of the snow. Another way to access is to hike towards the Lanchettes run but walk to your left, this will involve alot of walking but you will have a longer run down.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

February, March, April

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