Petite Faverges

Crans-Montana

A classic off piste line, with easy access and no skinning needed.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
3.2 km
Ascent
32 m
Descent
795 m
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
47˚
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Description

At the top of the TSA chairlift lift there is a blue slope, but you need drop onto the other side of the mountain, towards the Faverges area. This is a really straightforward line, but heading skier's left is dangerous since there are many cliffs. Drop the first couloir (fall-line from the chair lift on the Faverges side of the mountain), and go directly all the way to the left where you can follow almost all the way down to the river at the valley bottom. Where the run opens to a wide area, you can go all the way down to the river or you can cut skiers right a bit before, which saves a bit of flat skiing at the exit.

The exit is a flat summer track that goes through some cliff bands (above and below). Go round the mountain to get back to the Aminona area of the ski domain. You will start seeing some houses, a church, and open powder fields that tend to have great snow. Ski down, always aiming to the right. Once you encounter the run that takes you back to the bottom of the Aminona sector, make sure you don't drop below this since there are many cliffs in that area. Follow the slope all the way down to the bus stop at the base. There is a bus every 15 min which take you to Barzettes lift.

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

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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