Faverges

Crans-Montana

Long easy journey around one of the most beautiful areas in Crans-Montana

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
4.1 km
Ascent
70 m
Descent
941 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
36˚
Faverges Map

Going down from the top of Funitel on the Kandahar piste you need to walk 5-10 minutes to Col de Sex Mort. No skinning is needed. Head down the valley till it becomes really flat where you need to take care. Later in the season if you want spring snow (and you're not too late in the day) head further to your left to ski the S facing slopes descending from les Faverges. Straight down you will find some cliffs where it is easy to think you could exit, but you can't. So we need to cut to the right to a wide, easy and super fun run. Get to another valley crossing to the left and traverse all the way to the left to avoid the river. You join Petite Faverge run for the way out.

Description

The exit is a flat summer track that goes through some cliff bands (above and below). Go round the mountain to get back to the Aminona part of the ski area. You will start seeing some houses, a church, and open powder fields that tend to have great snow. Ski down, always aiming to the right. Once you encounter the run that takes you back to the bottom of the Aminona sector, make sure you don't drop below this since there are many cliffs in that area. Follow the slope all the way down to the bus stop at the base. There is a bus every 15 min which takes you to Barzettes lift.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

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, May, November, December

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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