Recon's expedition line

Portes du Soleil

A really long line from the the top of "Braitaz" ski area going until the bottom of the resort.

Also in Haute-Savoie, France

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
3.3 km
Ascent
20 m
Descent
896 m
Low Point
1 km
High Point
1.9 km
Gradient
38˚
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Description

This is an easy access line turn right on top of "Braitaz" chairlift and follow green slope "Marmotte", hike up from the junction with the blue piste "Recon" until the top of the gully, 15-20 needed. The line is about 40 degrees steep and required some good skills line is south side of Recon's summit, there are a lot of trees all over the area so make sure about the snow cover. The line gets as well a lot of sun so make sure there's enough snow before heading in as bottom might be free of snow. Avalanche risk is pretty high on the top part but getting lower later on, the line finishes back to the bottom of "Panthiaz" gondola, passing close some properties where fences can be found, road can guide until the bottom, a good weather window is needed due to the length of the line.

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

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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