Blue slope's shortcut

Portes du Soleil

A nice forest line starting gently then steepening later on.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
637 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
195 m
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
1.7 km
Gradient
45˚
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Description

A quiet long forest line that provides some nice forest skiing. It starts gentle and gradually steepens. The line is quite long and isolated. Good skills are needed as you will need to be fully autonomous in this area. Trees will more or less guide your line as the gully goes through a forested area. Check out the snow cover because it can be thin. The bottom section of the line takes in some steepness and is more difficult to negotiate. At the end you will join the blue slope "45 - Foilleuse" so good control is needed to avoid any collisions.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

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

Features

  • Trees

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