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Chésery's backside line.


Portes du Soleil

A really steep line where a mistake can kill you; this is only expert steep skiers.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

2 km
122 m
680 m
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
2.2 km
Chésery's backside line. Map

Another easy access line. Turn left on top of the "rochassons" or "Plaine dranse" chairlifts, a 30-40 minutes is needed to reach the top of Chésery's peak. From the top entrance is really steep, where few cliffs are present making the line really dangerous in case of mistakes and fall, remember that you are alone in this part of the mountain and a total autonomous skills are needed. Avalanche risks are really high due to the 60% of steepness, ice axe can be useful however good weather conditions are essential for navigation. Est face can make the line even more unstable due to the sun exposure and more dangerous. Line is optional and easier area can be found in the right side of the peak with less steepness. Line finishes at the bottom after another steep area with some trees, with high skills needed again before get back to blue slope "31 - La Tovassière" after about 20 minutes walk going to Morgins village.



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

Extreme Exposure (E4)

4 out of 4

In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.


4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

between January and March


  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Ice axe

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