Le Lac's crossing

Portes du Soleil

An easily accessed tree line where the entrance will be the most difficult part with some steepness.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
383 m
Ascent
1 m
Descent
130 m
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
1.8 km
Gradient
38˚
Le Lac's crossing Map

There is one way to access to this line by the top of the Corbeau's ski lift, or in case of the slope is closed you can get there by the blue slope "Le Lac". From the top of the Corbeau's ski lift turn to the L, 50 meters from the blue slope "Le Lac". The entrance is steep and the most complicated part of the line. This is where the avalanche risk will be the highest, but as the line goes into a tree section this will help to stabilize the snow. However in case of big snowfall prudence is needed. Once the cliff is passed the line is less steep and trees are the only hazard. The line finishes back on the blue "Le Lac"piste , giving access to the same Corbeau's ski lift and to the plateau of Super Chatel, giving access to the main lift or bringing you back to the village area.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

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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