Plaine Dranse's chairlift line

Avoriaz

Portes du Soleil

A nice crossing line between 2 slopes mixing steepness and some wild terrain.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
395 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
134 m
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
1.8 km
Gradient
31˚
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Plaine Dranse's chairlift line Map

Description

An easy line between the red slope "Les Rochassons" and mostly under the "Plaine dranse" chairlift, this is a short cut between 2 slopes. Avalanche risk is quite low but sections of the line are quite steep so vigilance is required. The area is often tracked as it is easy access. Remember to stay under the chairlift; going too far right the right is more hazardous due to a little river in the middle of the line. Get back to the red slope "Les Rochassons", giving you back access to the "Cornebois" chairlift.

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Equipment required

  • Skins

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