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Ski touring itinerary: The Plan des Dames

One of the 12 marked ski touring routes throughout the Portes du Mont-Blanc area.
1h45 (estimated time given as an indication)
557m vertical drop
5km long
Departure from Cuchet to Combloux to the top of Les Salles via the Plan des Dames

Combloux

Stage of a circuit

Yellow markings

Autumn, Winter, Spring

Far from the quiet alpine ski slopes, in a preserved environment, you will safely enjoy marked routes dedicated to ski touring. True sport of full nature and freedom in a grandiose setting. Regular practitioners, sports enthusiasts, followers of contemplation, these routes are made for you!
Some are common with snowshoe and pedestrian routes.
The descent is done on groomed trails: you no longer need to be an expert to try the discipline.
Ask for the plan and all other information at the cash desks.


From the ski bus stop at La Cry, go up to Cuchet by the path in front of the Alpen Valley hotel then Maison Neuve. Cross the Chalet de la Vieille then pass through the forest to reach the top of the Beauregard chairlift. Again, a gentle climb in the forest to cross a small clearing and then emerge at the top of the Ravine chairlift. A crossing of the track later, you go back up into the forest to reach the top of the Pertuis chairlift, with one of the most beautiful 360° panoramas of the Aravis, Fiz and Mont-Blanc chains.

When to practice?
Routes accessible during the opening dates and times of the ski area. That is from 9:00 a.m. to 16:30 p.m.
Ski touring itineraries are prohibited at night, after the ski area has closed, by municipal decree, for safety reasons.
Snow groomers circulate on the slopes at night. Their non-visible winch cables can sometimes cause fatal accidents.
Outside opening hours, access to the ski area is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Some safety instructions?
In the event of an accident: contact 112.
Yellow markings for ski touring and purple markings for snowshoes.
Possibility of accompaniment by the ski schools present in the ski area. Possibility to rent equipment from sports shops.
Some recommendations:
- Have the right equipment.
- Adapt your itinerary to your physical abilities, the weather conditions and the time you have.
- You are responsible for your safety and that of others.
- Never go alone and inform those around you of your itinerary.
- Respect nature and the tranquility of the area.
- Before leaving, find out about the risk of avalanche.
The presence of a high mountain guide is strongly recommended. Don't forget to pay attention to snow conditions and weather data. Remember to bring Arva, shovel and probe. In the high mountains, every detail counts. It is always necessary to have all the appropriate equipment in your backpack. And risk 0 does not exist
When riding along the edge of the track, it is strongly recommended to do so on the right, as close as possible to the beacons.

Where to rent ski touring?
In all the sports shops in the resort!
Contact the equipment rental companies, they are there to help and advise you.

Beginners?
Contact the ski schools present in the ski area. Professionals will be delighted to introduce you to this passion.


The Portes du Mont-Blanc teams work for ski touring enthusiasts: grooming, marking, securing, rescue if necessary...
This involvement of the Portes du Mont-Blanc represents a substantial investment & a long-term effort to continue to offer nature lovers magnificent ski touring routes. This is why a contribution is suggested to practitioners: 5€ per day or 50€ per season. Sold in boxes only. Single price regardless of age category. A gift will be given for any purchase.

Compulsory ski pass to access the ski lifts. Possibility of buying a Combloux Rando pass to use the Beauregard, Pertuis and Jouty chairlifts (only one climb per facility). Single price per day.
Free parking lots. Specific dedicated car parks at the start of the Jaillet sector: La Fouettaz and Maisonneuve car parks in the town of Demi-Quartier.

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