Morclan's right line

Portes du Soleil

A long line which has both steepness and avalanche risks.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.8 km
Ascent
18 m
Descent
618 m
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
39˚
Morclan's right line Map

Another easily accessed line, reached by turning left from the top of Morclan's chairlift. The entrance is the steepest part, where a few trees will be present, and avalanche risk is quite often present too due to the line facing west. Wet snow can be often found and the bottom can have a thin base too. The bottom of the line also has one unusual hazard to be aware of - fences separating various bits of land. After a long traverse the line finishes at the bottom of the "Conche" chairlift, or the red slope "La Combe" going to the village.

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

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