Tete du geant traverse

Avoriaz

Portes du Soleil

A long hike access line until the summit where a really steep hike is present including a steep line.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
536 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
257 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
37˚
Tete du geant traverse Map

This is a long access line where half day is needed - turn right on top "Les Combes" chairlift and follow "Tête du Géant: North Couloir". The line is really steep to climb where a climbing gear is welcome, to go until the top of the mountain this might take about 1 hour and half or more. The line gets a lot of sun so make sure there's enough snow before heading in as this is on top of a rock area and base of the line is rocks. Avalanche risk is pretty high due to the altitude around here but one unusual hazard to be aware of on this line is the ridge into your right where mistakes can be fatal, snow can be frozen in case of a lack of snow. The line finishes "Happy valleys bis line" which leads back to "Cornebois" chairlift.

Difficulty

Extreme

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

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons

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