The Hut

3 Valleys

Courchevel

Vanoise Massif

A short tree line followed by a lovely open face, good for intermediate powder skiers but still fun for the experts

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
527 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
173 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
38˚
The Hut Map

As you sneak round the back of the hut there is an obvious gap between the trees from where you can see the Roc Mugnier and Aiguille de Fruit chairs. Drop in here and ski between nicely spread out trees for a semi-steep incline for about a 50m vertical. You come out onto an open face that mellows out and meets the Gravelles blue piste on the way down to the two chairs you saw from the top. If you take Roc Mugnier up you can spot the hut as you ascend and get a good idea of what kind of line you want to take on the open face when you come back down. This generally gets tracked out by the afternoon but if you're heading to Courchevel 1850 from Moriond it's a nice route to Aiguille de Fruit

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Trees

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