Morclan's line

Portes du Soleil

An easy accessed line but condition dependent, requiring a good technical level.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.4 km
Ascent
7 m
Descent
532 m
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
40˚
Morclan's line Map

This is one of the lines most quickly tracked after fresh snow. It is really easy to access with great views. It is not the steepest line available in this area of the resort, however the SW aspect will makes it really susceptible to warming up and becoming gloopy or potentially dangerous the first afternoon after snowfall. As soon as you arrive on the top of the Morclan's chairlift head left, then continue straight until you pass the orientation table. Different ways are possible on this line, the one marked is the safest, but the middle lower section is more avalanche prone. As you head into the lower section watch out for small snow fences that could easily snag your skis in a lean season, also watching out for bushes and small trees. The access back to the red slope "la Combe" is down a clearing in the trees. It is a beautiful line for good level skiers, perfect with some fresh snow, but not late season due to wet snow and a high risk of avalanche.

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

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

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