Freeride
The 'MYTHICAL EAST'
Pic Blanc, Sarenne, Combe du Loup.
These names are among the must-sees of the resort, synonymous with our famous off-piste experience.
Texte d'introduction & contenu
THE 'MYTHICAL EAST' 
- Takes place in the morning
- 3 hour duration (approx)
- Difficulty Level: 4/5 
You will go from the Pic Blanc at an altitude of 3330m where you will witness a 360 ° view.

If the sun is at i's maximum you will have 1 / 5th of the French territory around you!

Then the Sarenne awaits you (16km is the longest marked trail in Europe). You connect it's two peaks before immersing yourself in the raw nature of the valley of Château Noir and the combe du Loup, which was a ski slope a long time ago.

Your 'MYTHICAL EAST' programme details:
The success of this trip will depend on weather conditions. If conditions require adjustments or suspension of this program we will notify you the day before.
The Morning
  • Meet at 9.00am at the ESF in Grandes Rousses.
  • Safety is a top priority. A small point before departure is to prepare your route: snow conditions, weather and hire/organisation of your kit.
  • We leave at 9.15am in the direction of the cable car to reach the summit of the Pic Blanc at an altitude of 3330m. 
  • From the Pic Blanc we go down the first part of the Sarenne track to the GUC chalet.
  • From the chalet we follow the ridge that connects the northern summit to the summit of Sarenne.
  • We cross the valley of Château Noir to reach the summit of the Combe du Loup.
  • We take the direction of the Col de Sarenne, then we fork to the valley of Sarenne until the chairlift takes us back to the resort.
  • Back at the ESF office at 12.00pm.

Equipment recommendations:
Provisions supplied:
  • Security kit (bag, shovel, DVA, radio)
For you to bring:
  • All terrain Skis (easily hired at most ski hire shops or the possibility to reserve your equipment via ESF)
  • Helmet
  • Water
Your questions answered...
How far do we ski on this course please?
You will feel like being at the end of the world.
At the end of the crossing it feels like being at the end of the world. We ski quite far into the EAST. When I take people on this off-piste I always hope to come face to face with a chamois. 
Isa
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