Le Canyon

1300 meters (4265 feet)


Type: Off-Piste
Sports: Ski-Touring
Lowest Point: 1140 meters (3740 feet)
Vertical Descended: 160 meters (525 feet)
Duration: 0.5 day(s)

Created on: 03-Mar-2014 by davidof
Aspect: East
Difficulty: 1.2/E1
Remarks: Take care on high avalanche risk days, the route is threatened by purges from the Rochers du Midi. Needs a lot of snow to cover rocks lower down.


From the top of the ski lifts take La Combe red and as you exit onto the main piste immediately track north under some bushes to enter the woods via the GR walking trail. Pole for about 100 meters (small ups and downs) to reach a clearing just before the path traverses a gorge (avalanche path). Ski down the clearing to reach a forest path that descends to the south-east join a "micro" off piste at 1210 meters that makes and entrance and exit from the Combe piste. From here ski straight down then track north-east through some large rock formations to reach the Herse ski de fond trail and the Gelinotte ski run.

Road Access

Grenoble -> St Nazaire les Eymes -> St Pancrasse du Touvet -> Ski station of St Hilaire

Lift Access

Sauzet drag lift


1. Le Canyon lower section
Rating: 1.2/E1
Description: From the little "off piste" at 1220 meters a third of the way down the combe piste (popular with kids) follow the lower section of the Canyon.


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