Another long interesting itinerary into the deep valley separating Les Arcs from La Plagne


Analysing terrain data









The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) but only the consequences of the skier falling.

Low Exposure (E1): 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.

Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.


A fine companion route to the Carro Blanc, also starting from Le Chal, but a little steeper, and finishing higher up the valley.

From behind the restaurant, head directly down gentle open slopes into the main bowl.

As the stream bed start to become visible, stay above that on the right bank until the valley bottom flattens out.

Cross the stream and now follow the left bank until you pass some small huts and come to the track heading right to Nancroix.

Bear left here towards the edge of the main valley, and here traverse leftwards across a fairly steep slope, then pick a line through the trees to finish in the hamlet of Beaupraz.