Barbossine's line

Portes du Soleil

A very steep line with optional cliffs which is often tracked out early due to its easy access

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
546 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
222 m
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
32˚
Barbossine's line Map

You can drop into this line easily from the Foliere piste, very close to the top of the Morclan chairlift. The further left you drop in the steeper it is with significant cliffs below. Possibly better is to go along the piste a short way before dropping down and left onto the face. Below you on skiers left will be optional cliffs to jump over, best scoped from below. Our marked line trends rightwards to avoid most of the cliffs, before heading down and left to eventually rejoin the black piste below that gives the run its name. There will be more tracks joining you towards the bottom as people traverse onto the lower section from the black piste. Also watch out for odd trees here. Take particular care of the snow quality- whilst it can be great powder after fresh snow, after warm weather and/or rain it will be dangerously icy, particularly as there are odd cliffs.

Difficulty

Extreme

Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

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

January, February, March

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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