Tour de don's north face

Portes du Soleil

High steepness line only for expert skiers into a totally autonomous mountain area.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
3.1 km
Ascent
113 m
Descent
673 m
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
52˚
Tour de don's north face Map

This is an easily accessed line as take left on top of "Tronchey" chairlift and hike for about 10-15 minutes on the ridge. But the line itself is one of the steepest of all in the Portes du Soleil where mistakes can kill. The line gets well protected from the sun so make and a good amount of snow can be there. Avalanche risk is really high around here due to the steepness of the line, and the line is into a gully making it even more unstable. The main hazard though is to fall into the gully where fall can be about 200 meters long, only fully steep skiers skills and autonomous riders need apply. The bottom of the line is more gentle and an empty patch of trees bring you back to the top of "Fignard" ski lift which leads back to Torgon village.

Difficulty

Extreme

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

Extreme Exposure (E4)

4 out of 4

In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.

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

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Ice axe

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