Tour de don's upper line

Portes du Soleil

Really steep and high level line in a total autonomous area.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
1.1 km
Ascent
70 m
Descent
454 m
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
53˚
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Tour de don's upper line Map

Description

This is an easily accessed line as turn left into "Tronchey's" chairlift and hike for about 20 minutes until the top of Tour de Don summit. The line really steep and mistake will kill you, only expert skiers should go there and good steep skiing skills are more than needed. The line gets well protected from the sun due to the North face exposure, a good weather checked is needed before heading in as icy base can make it a nightmare. Avalanche risk is really high due to the steepness of the gully, lower part is less exposed and trees are here help to keep it more stable. The line finishes by following "Tour de Don's north face" line which leads back to the top of ski lift "Fignard" going to Torgon's 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

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Ice axe

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