Les Travers

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Les Travers

From the Troika restaurant continue to the ridge (west). Ski down to point 1850 meters (on the IGN map) and traverse to a farm (Bergerie) along a ridgeline (1710 meters) then follow the ridge down to the the village of les Travers then to the hamlet of la Rollandiere (1325 meters). If there is sufficient snow you can follow approximately the GR50 to the bottom of the Bons chair at the village of Bons. Here it is worth having some skins in the sack and touring bindings – even Marker Dukes would be a good bet for the small amount of climbing to traverse back into the Bons sector via les Posettes.

The alternative is to stick to the right of the valley (looking down the mountain). This is shown as a blue “ski tour” line on the IGN map (see http://www.geoportail.com). Aim for la Moliere where there is a view point and the Bons chair. However it is a long traverse, maybe interesting if the snow is not good lower down. Most skiers head down the fall line of the combe (along the line of the Faurie stream) to la Faurie. Be careful of snow bridges over this stream.

These are classic off piste routes accessible to most skiers.

Travers Direct

From between the top of the Vallee Blanche or Fioc drag climb to the Fioc ridge and plunge into the bowl to ski the north-west slopes directly down to la Faurie. The start of the route is moderately steep – in the 3.* range of the toponeige ratings.

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