Tour de Don's sunny line.

Portes du Soleil

A steep sunny line

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1 km
Ascent
1 m
Descent
272 m
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
1.8 km
Gradient
33˚
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Tour de Don's sunny line. Map

Description

The bottom of the "Tour de Don" ski lifts are the point of entrance for this line- this first part is easy going through trees. As soon this area is passed you get access into a steeper part. If in doubt, stay close to the trees! The line is just below 2000 meters and a good amount of snow is usually present, as is a lot of sun. As a result, there is always avalanche danger here!! After the steep part, aim to get back onto the black slope "Barbossine". The bottom of the line becomes more flat and speed kept will help to reach the piste. Make sure you check the weather before doing this line - it would be a bad place to be in the wrong conditions!

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Trees

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