Tronchey's upper line

Portes du Soleil

Easy access and steep line close the trees.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
769 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
392 m
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
1.9 km
Gradient
37˚
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Description

This is an easily accessed line turning left on top of "Tronchey's" chairlift, no any hike is required. The line has got some steepness and navigation mistakes can bring you into a steeper area, best advice is to keep into the right side of the chairlift for the 1st section. Again in this area the line is well protected from the sun so make sure the snow conditions and weather windows are good before heading in. Avalanche risk is pretty important due to the steepness, even if trees help to keep more stable the face around here. The line is guided by a big empty patch of trees and finishes on the blue piste "Lac Léman (Torgon)" which leads back to the same chairlift.

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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