Pas de Chaux Fleurie

Avoriaz

Portes du Soleil

Designated off-piste section. Playful at the top but becomes steeper towards the bottom - for moderately experienced off-piste skiers.

Also in Haute-Savoie, France

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.5 km
Ascent
7 m
Descent
406 m
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
1.9 km
Gradient
34˚
Pas de Chaux Fleurie Map

This pitch starts off very gently but becomes quite steep. Take the Chaux-Fleurie chairlift and head off to the right at the top. Keep well to the right of the thick tree line as the piste starts to steepen about half way down (there are some very large cliffs below this section). You can scope out the run from below at the end of the Mossettes piste where you will eventually come out, or from the Chaux-Fleurie chairlift. If you believe it is within your capabilities then give it a go, you can always return to the piste before it gets too steep. Whilst you're out here, keep a look out for paraskiers as this is a popular take off spot for them.

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, December

Features

  • Cliffs

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