col de l'Aigleton

Ski Areas > Northern Alps > Belledonne > Prabert > Col de Aigleton


From the Pont de la Betta follow the forest trail to the Habert de l'Aiguebelle. From here head to the north-east towards a large suspended valley. There are a three short climbs. For the descent aim either for transformed snow on the right bank or powder on the left. This is a good introduction to ski touring for good skiers but the snow is often crusty.

col de l'Aigleton
Powder under the col de l'Aigleton

Precautions The forest trail is avalanche prone, threatened from the slopes of the Jas des Lièvres. The slopes under the Pic du Pin are prone to slab avalanches

Mountain RangeBelledonne
SummitCol de l'Aigleton
Starting Altitude1336m
Vertical920 m
MapsIGN n°3335 ET Bourg d'Oisans
GPS WaypointN 45.2416°, E 06.0328°
GPS RouteGoogle-Earth:Prabert
Grade[1]Danger: 1, Climb: PD, Ski: 2.1
CommentsThe starting altitude varies with the snow cover on the road, possibly 1025m in winter
Road AccessGrenoble > Brignoud > Prabert > D528 to the limit of snow cover
RefugesHabert d'Aiguebelle?

Trip Reports

15th February 2007

We decided to link the Aigleton with our visit to the Cime de la Jasse. We encountered fresh snow on a reasonably hard base, sometime breakable which meant skiing lightly. It was a hot day for mid-February. Good skiing in general although there were some rocks poking through at 2100m. The forest trail was generally skiable although a bit cut up.

  • Weather : Warm, Sunny, Zero isotherm @ 2200m
  • Avalanche Risk: Considerable (3/5)
  • Participants: David, Anny

This is a short video of the Cime de la Jasse

20th January 2006

We set out for the Cime de la Jasse but changed direction under the lacs de Vénetier due to an almost unclimbable crust that broke with every step. Very warm at the col and a fantastic descent in powder snow on the left banks. The forest was also powder.

  • Weather : Sunny
  • Avalanche Risk: Considerable (3/5)
  • Participants: Luc, David, Marco, Isa

Category: Trip Reports

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