Col du Balme to Trient

Chamonix

Balme

Balme (Le Tour)

A real treat with easy access, varied terrain and descent options.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
3.6 km
Ascent
14 m
Descent
874 m
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
47˚
Col du Balme to Trient Map

From the Col drag lift hike to the Col de Balme. Access the col and ski the wide open valley all the way to Trient. This itinerary holds powder incredibly well yet is very exposed to all the avalanche terrain above on several aspects. The skiing is never very steep but beware of avalanche risk from the steeper slopes above you. The route finishes in Trient (Switzerland) from where you will need to get a bus back to Le Tour.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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, December

Features

  • Walk Required

Similar routes nearby

Guidebooks in this area