Happy valleys line

Avoriaz

Portes du Soleil

A famous part of the ski resort for off piste skiing, including a few optional cliffs.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
921 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
211 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
29˚
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Description

Your line explores the famous happy valley's off piste area. Even if a lot of people are going there you are still off piste, though steepness is not a big part of this line. Don't go there in case of bad visibility day as you can get lost quite easily. The entrance is to the left of "Cornebois" chairlift where you need to follow the red slope "La Perdrix Blanche". The first section is pretty flat until you arrive at the first cliff- this is optional. There are actually a few cliffs and different choices are possible- either a small jump or bigger drop. Next you will then arrive into a small gully that you will take, bringing you down to a lower section close to a big ridge. The red slope "La Perdrix Blanche" is close to you, but your line will finish after passing into a lower section where you will see a really big ridge. If you follow the red slope "La Perdrix Blanche" you will get back access to the chairlifts of "Les Combes" or "Cornebois".

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, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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