La Châble - Mont Fort Hut

Verbier

A short section linking the Verbier Lifts to the well situated Mont Fort Hut

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
2 km
Ascent
61 m
Descent
335 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
33˚
La Châble - Mont Fort Hut Map

This short section links La Châble with the Mont Fort Hut using the Verbier lifts. There are a few ways of reaching the Mont Fort Hut. The marked route involves the fewest lifts. It goes via Verbier, then les Ruinettes to Col des Vaux. It then takes a descending leftwards traverse to the hut, involving a little side stepping or a small amount of skinning.

Description

Alternatively if you want a bit more skiing take the lifts to Attelas and cruise down the pistes to La Chaux before taking the lift to Col des Gentianes, descending the pistes to the west before taking a track to the hut. This involves possibly less effort and is a better choice in bad visibility as you don't leave the pistes.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

March, April

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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