Chalet neuf crossing line.

Portes du Soleil

A really nice short line over an often untouched area, which is reached via a little hike from the top of the Corbeau's chairlift.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
839 m
Ascent
81 m
Descent
109 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
1.9 km
Gradient
35˚
Chalet neuf crossing line. Map

There is one way to access to this line via the top of the Corbeau's ski lift, or in case this slope is closed you can get there by the blue slope "Le Lac" although this is not recommended if the slope is open as it would be easy to have a collision. In front of the ski lift you have to hike along the ridge; be careful as the right part is steep and a mistake could be serious. About 20 to 30 minutes hiking from the top of the ski lift is required but there are plenty of lines if you prefer the look of something en route during the hike. The line is just below 2000 meters so snow cover is often good there but the entrance is steep so avalanches are possible. Remember the line is east facing, and sun will soften it early in the day, especially late season. April will often see wet avalanches here. After the steep entrance there are not any other difficulties, and you will end up back at the flat section of the blue slope "Chalet neuf", giving access to Chalet neuf or the plateau of Super chatel.

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

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Walk Required

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