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Combloux – Off Piste Skiing

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Off Piste Skiing – Combloux - France

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Skiing – Off Piste Skiing

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Route description:

One of our favourite ski treeing areas, Combloux is known as a family friendly ski resort only thirty minutes drive from Chamonix.

With lots of blue and red runs to choose from it's a great venue for the beginner to intermediate piste skier. However, if you duck into the trees there are numerous off piste runs to ski through the (mostly) widely spaced forests, with fresh snow to be found many days after the last snow fall. The slope angles generally aren't too steep meaning it's a good choice when the avalanche conditions are difficult elsewhere.

There are numerous short ski tours and hikes for those with energy where you can access whole valleys away from the main ski area. Although Combloux doesn't have the super classic steep off piste skiing that Chamonix offers, it's a great choice in fresh snow or bad weather when the trees give you good visibility.

Obviously, to get the most out of Combloux, you should ski with one of our experienced mountain guides!

Required experience/skill level:

Beginner - Advanced

Length (in metres):

Highest Ski Lift: 1757m

Resort base: 1100m

Time/duration:

1 days

Starting point/base:

Combloux, thirty minutes drive from Chamonix.

Maximum guide ratio:

1:6

Normal season:

December - March

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Comments/notes:

Nearby resorts in the area include Megeve and Saint Gervais.

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5 days ago

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Awoke to a wild and blustery day at the Britannia refuge this morning. Plans were scrapped, extra coffees were drunk and we headed down.

Finished the day with some scrambling and summits on the Perron traverse above the Emosson Dam. A day salvaged.

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1 week ago

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Back up in the #alpine again and enjoying the autumn weather and conditions.

Lots of rime ice on the Marbrees traverse this morning. Scottish.

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Perfect autumn climbing weather. Photo: @allyswinton of Sara scrambling across the Perrons yesterday. The classic rocky ridge line above the Emosson reservoir.

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