L’itinéraire's line

Avoriaz

Portes du Soleil

A really nice traverse line that is good in bad visibility and often untracked.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
688 m
Ascent
1 m
Descent
176 m
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
1.9 km
Gradient
29˚
L’itinéraire's line Map

An easy shortcut joining the red slope "Les combes" into the lower part, this is not steep but it is between 2 ridges so care needs to be taken. Avalanches can come from the right ridge as this ridge is much higher than the left one. Steepness won't be a huge problem as the area is like a red slope in steepness and snow cover is often good as the line is at around 1800 meters. The traverse is not complicated but quite hidden from the slopes, line is optional as other part can be skiing but this is giving you a good help for some navigation, unless some trees not any other hazards should be present. Line will join back to red slope "Les Combes" into the flat part often busy in term of traffic, bringing you back to the "Les Combes" and "Cornebois" chairlifts, remember that snow can be frozen due the exposure of the face in case of important sun exposure.

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

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