Top col de bassachaux line 2

Avoriaz

Portes du Soleil

A long line with a mix of steepness, forest and untracked areas.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
413 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
163 m
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
1.7 km
Gradient
46˚
Top col de bassachaux line 2 Map

A little 15 minutes walk from the top right of "Rochassons" chairlift to the peak of the "Col de Bassachaux" is required to access this line. The first part of the line is steep where good skills are needed; a cliff is present and needs to be negotiated. Avalanche risk is really high as the first part is steep and the face gets a lot of snow as it is located at the end of a valley. It faces north, helping to keep the snow fresh. Hazards to be aware of on this line are the cliff into the first section and the trees into the lower part during the narrow section. The line finishes on the red piste "Les Rochassons" which leads back to "Pierre longue" chairlift and "Pré-la-joux" area.

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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