Gondola's line

Portes du Soleil

Small shortcut but really nice on powder days, with perfect trees lines.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
309 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
105 m
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
1.5 km
Gradient
28˚
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Description

Really easily accessed line, which can be taken with only 1 lift (the "Super chatel" gondola). Follow the blue slope "Le Boude" and as soon as you're at the bottom of the "Coq's" ski lifts you will be only about 200 meters from the line. This shortcut is more or less the first gully of the "Le Boude" slope to the right. The gully is really short (about 50 meters long) and then gets to a flatter area. The entrance can be taken as cliff if you cut at the latest part of the gully's entrance. However this is optional, as the landing can be risky and a mistake will have you falling down into some trees. In the trees the avalanche risk is generally not high on this line and the lower you go into the less steep it gets. The line will bring you back to the same blue slope "Le Boude", which then brings you back to the bottom of the "Super Chatel" ski resort. Snow is often good here due the aspect but the easy access means it is tracked quite quickly.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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