Thu, 6 December 2001
Minimum altitude: 1,630 meters
Distance: 4.8 km
Slope Aspect: WestTrip Reports
Vertical Climbed: 416 meters (1,365 feet)
Vertical Descended: 411 meters
Avalanche Risk: -
From the parking at Super Collet follow the Ski Touring track to climb to the col de l'Occiput (1877 m) then follow the piste to the south-east just after a buttress follow the ridgeline to the summit of les Plagnes (orientation table). Be careful of cornice below the summit. A small skitour which is possible from the first snows of the autumn. Ideal as a first tour. If you follow the marked trail you almost forget you are in a ski resort. It is possible to descend directly via the West face or the famous Triangle (ski 3.2/E2) but watch out for avalanches + terrain traps.
People have been ski touring in the bowl since the 1920s. Photo: Coco Chataing and her friend on the slopes below the Triangle.
Good training, completely skiable.
Sunny, care needed on the descent as there is not much snow depth.