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Brevant & Flegere, Chamonix Off Piste Skiing

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Off Piste Skiing – Brevant & Flegere, Chamonix - France

Category:

Skiing – Off Piste Skiing

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Route description:

The twin ski areas of Brevant and Felgere sit on the south side of the Chamonix valley and provide some excellent piste skiing and off piste runs as well as some of the best views in the Alps.

Both areas also receive plenty of sun throughout the winter. Sometimes this means a warmer day mid-winter and spring skiing later in the season. It does mean the snow can transform quicker here than in other north facing areas, the powder won't hang around quite so long.

The off piste runs are quite diverse in these areas, with short little “between the piste” runs, longer itineraries runs and some classic steeper gully lines for the brave!

Brevant and Flegere are linked by a horizontal cable car, but there's enough skiing to ski in either resort for a few days.

Brevant, and especially Felgere both give access to some superb ski touring in the Aiguille Rouge, the mountain area they both sit on. In the spring many groups will head off on the classic ski tours which vary from out and back routes through to some longer tours that finish in the Buet valley and the village of Vallocine, from where you can catch a bus or train back to Chamonix, a brilliant day out.

Required experience/skill level:

Beginner - Advanced

Length (in metres):

Highest Ski Lift: 2525m

Resort base: 1000m

Time/duration:

1 day

Starting point/base:

Chamonix. The Brevant lift is the closest to town, Flegere is five minutes further up the valley.

Maximum guide ratio:

1:6

Normal season:

December - April

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Comments/notes:

The best spring skiing in late season occurs from mid-morning until early afternoon. If you go too early the snow will be rock solid, too late and it'll turn to slush. Timing is everything!

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Fred striking the classic Entreves pose.

Alpine climbing before the rain arrives this afternoon.

📷: @skiascent

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2 days ago

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Summit of the #Eiger this morning with Sarah.

Good conditions on the south ridge from the Monchjoch Hut, and we had the top to ourselves. Being patient with the weather paid off in the end. ☀️

Lots of teams on the other nearby classics: Monch, Jungfrau, Fisherhorn etc

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3 days ago

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Eiger plans on hold for 24 hours. Waiting for the snow to burn off a bit. Instead we traversed the Monch, via a verglas encrusted SW ridge.

Now resting before tomorrow’s early start for the Eiger south ridge.

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Our #MontBlanc team were successful on the Grand Paradiso yesterday. Currently on route back to Chamonix.

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Climbing the Index with Sarah this morning. A nice mellow day after an especially long day on Monte Viso’s east ridge a couple of days ago.

Pretty busy on the route today, we did about a million short pitches for practice and to give the other teams some room.

A rest day tomorrow, and then the Eiger 👍🏔

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