Everybody's favourite piste. A massively long and massively wide blue.

Statistics

4

m

795

m

25

max°

Description

The start of this run is on a plateau at the top of the world.

Before starting, take a minute, or a couple of hours, to soak in the absolutely amazing panoramic view across the Chamonix valley of Mont Blanc and its mountain range from the Aiguille Verte in Argenitere to the Aiguille du Midi lifting station above the Vallée Blanche, to Mont Joly in St Gervais.

Another 'top to toe' piste originating at the Grand Platieres, this run requires an initial schuss to make it along the 'ridge.' This will require quite a bit of poling at the far end of the ridge before, having recovered one's breath at 2474m, gently sliding down one of the smoothest pistes in the world.

Skiing the Serpentine is like skiing velvet; beautifully groomed, wide all the way and gently steep with long, curving corners.

Just before half way there's a fabulous gulley run where anyone can play, and which throws you out where the run meets with several other pistes just before the Blanchot Restaurant on the right.

Many skiers like to make the most of the vast width of this piste, but do keep to the right to stay on it until the end, as it flattens out and runs parallel with the Ballacha beginner's area, ending up by the busy Forêt meeting area at the Bissac restaurant.