Off-Piste Skiing

Some suggestions for Off Piste skiing in the Mont Blanc Region
Les Houches
NE face Prarion (10 min walk)
Under the bubbles (P)
Trees right of Plancert lift and down to St Gervais, (Urban)
Under the Cable Car+ further right variation
From the bottom of the T bar to road crossing</p>
   Top Cable Car
Via the Bellachat hut down to valley
The Brevent Couloirs (Ensa, Bellin, Allais, Bozon) and down to valley
Pre Hotel Face variations Hotel Face variations (P)
   Lac Cornu Lift Traverse and top entry into the Lachenal Bowl
   Index Lift
Right hand Lachenal to valley floor
Grand Montets
Left hand Lavancher Bowl down to Lavancher (P)
Chapeau routes to Lavancher
Right hand Bowl to Joran (P)
Magic Forest to Pendant Lift
   La Hearse
Right hand bowl, then further right hand bowl
   Top Cable Car
Pas de Chevre Right hand
Pas de Chevre Central
From the viewing platform
Pylon face Left hand
Pylon Face Right hand
Argentiere Glacier Far right
Argentiere Glacier Right of Rognon (P)
Argentiere Glacier Left of Rognon, (couloir variations)
Descent from Lognan Refuge (P)
   Plan Joran
Joran couloirs
Le Tour
   Tete de Balme
Right then under the lift (P)
Clearing to the right of lift
Lower right gully then traverse back to lift
Upper right gully then traverse back to lift Summit then Jeurs bowl direct to traverse
Summit then Right hand Jeurs bowl to Reservoir (or Chatelard)
Trient via Nant Noir valley, (Left and right hand variation starts)
Trient via Point de Van
Point de Van couloirs
Direct to top of Vallorcine lift
   Posettes Lift
West facing couloirs to Vallorcine valley (4 options)
Descent to Le Tour Descent to top of Vallorcine lift (P)
   Autannes Lift
Vormaine vallon (P)
Aiguille du Midi
    Plan d’Aiguille Station
Left hand descent
Right hand descent
   Top Station (All to Chamonix or Montenvers)
Classic Vallée Blanche (P)
Just right of the Grand Rognan
Just left of the Grand Rognan
Petite Envers
Traverse and Grand Envers
Rond Glacier
Mallory Porter
Pte Heilbronner
   Top Station to Chamonix or Montenvers
Italian “Vallee Blanche”
Right hand variations (e.g. La Vierge)
   Top Station to Pavillion or La Palud
East Col of Toule, variations from the iron steps
Rochefort col variations
Descent to La Balme (Vallon di Youla)
Descent to Dollone from the Col d’Arp
Descent to Dollone Mt Brisé variations
Descent to Zerottaz from the col de Youla (L+R Canals Vesses)
Descent to Zerottaz from the col de Youla (via Arp Vielle)
Descent to Dollone, also from Col Checrouit (P)
Descent to Zerottaz, Spanish Gully
Descent to Gabba Lift,lots of variations N gully then left of Gabba piste.
   Plan de la Gabba
Under the lift, firstly open then through the trees.
St Gervais
   Mont Joly
Left hand bowl (P)
   Buche Croisee
Bowl to right of lift (P), variation down to Gorge de Notre Dame
Lefthand descent to La Ruelle/ Hautluce (P)
   Aig Croche
Descent SW face to La Ruelle
Left hand Bowls to foot of Velleray or Grevattaz lifts (P)

Italics means serious, (P) means very popular.  All right, left directions are when looking downwards.
Recommended reading:
Mont Blanc Off Piste Burnier Potard, Pub: Vamos 2008

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