Jeurs bowls

Chamonix

Balme

Balme (Le Tour)

This run offers great off piste skiing in relatively gentle undulating terrain.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
2.7 km
Ascent
14 m
Descent
625 m
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
32˚
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Description

Enjoyable off-piste skiing but be aware of the avalanche risk in this sector. From the Tête de Balme go down and R in relation to the lift line then follow the back bowls through flowing terrain and narrow gullies. Don’t get too carried away and go too low as you will need to traverse back through the woods back to the bottom of theTete de Balme lift.

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, April, December

Features

  • Trees

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