A long, interesting route away from the ski area

Statistics

24

m

1,104

m

27

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

A long, interesting and beautiful off-piste run, well away from the crowds.

The skiing is never too hard, but it covers some remote ground, so make sure you're properly prepared, and the conditions are appropriate.

The finish is low and west-facing, so ensure there is enough snow on the final slopes.

From behind the restaurant at Le Chal, head SW across gentle open slopes, towards the right, near the bottom of the steeper slopes of the Aiguille Grive.

Bear gradually rightwards around the base of the Aiguille Grive, and follow a natural line around the blunt ridge into a shallow west facing bowl.

Ski down lovely open slopes in a spectacular location, cross the shallow valley bottom, and continue rightwards into another shallow bowl.

Follow this straight down until, just as the slope starts to steepen, you pick up a large track - turn right down this, and enjoy an endless winding descent through the forest to the hamlet of Nancroix.

An alternative possibility is to follow the start of the Beaupraz route until just before that route crosses the valley bottom, but continue on the right bank of the stream until you pick up the same track higher up.