5 - 6
FATMAP difficulty grade
This ski-tour can be done till the very end of spring.
Its character is very homogeneous and straight forward. The first 500 vertical meters lead up the hiking path (usually Skis are carried on the pack) before switching to Skis at the old mountain pastures of les Ors.
The following north facing slope is avalanche prone and can often be iced up in spring.
Crampons can be helpful.
Afterwards you follow the sunny east side with an incredible view to the summit plateau.
Be aware of cornices in the summit area towards the north (steep cliff!).
Descent the same way.
In exceptional years with very safe snow conditions you can ski down directly to Buthier.