Pic du midi north side line

Portes du Soleil

Long access line in totally autonomous forest skiing area.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
1.7 km
Ascent
10 m
Descent
605 m
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
1.9 km
Gradient
37˚
Pic du midi north side line Map

This is an long access line as we need to follow the "Leche Expedition Line" then "Pic du midi line" but instead of turning right, continue straight until the peak where you are able to see "Gabelou" chairlift. The line is steep at the entrance with some rocks and a lot of trees , good weather window is important as it does take about 1 hour to get here. The line is well protected from the sun due to the NW aspect, but can be refrozen in case of rainfall. Avalanche risk is pretty high into the highest part due to the steepness and trees are everywhere around here- the empty patch of trees is guiding our route. The line finishes on the blue piste "La Leiche" which leads back to Linga ski area or "Gabelou" chairlift.

Difficulty

Extreme

Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

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

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

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