Once at the top of the DMC or Les Rousses cable car, you quickly get away from the resort atmosphere by heading towards the Col du Lac Blanc. From there, the high Plan des Cavales plateau takes you to iconic routes where you can have great fun on descents.
About : Freerando from the 2nd section of the DMC – Alpe d’Huez
This departure point is on Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine Ski :
Nestled in the Grandes Rousses, the site has an entrancing potential for inventing free-rando routes. With a north/south exposure and the cable-car accessible Pic Blanc at the top, the area offers a huge number of original compositions. Ski down the east-facing slopes to enjoy an untamed environment, the west-facing slopes to join up with the resorts of Vaujany, Oz-en-Oisans or Alpe d’Huez, or the glacial routes on the north side.
ROUTES from the 2nd section of the DMC :
- Col du Lac Blanc (2722 m) > Pyramide
Going up the east face and down the west face enables you to make the most of an exceptional, untamed environment. The options seem endless and it’s up to you to choose your route.
- Col du Lac Blanc (2722 m) > West face of Pic Bayle
A slightly steeper and more technical route takes you to the summit of Pic Bayle (3466 m), the highest in the mountain range, beating the Pic de l’Etendard by just 1 metre.
Ski mountaineering and touring involves risks and all skiers are responsible for their own safety. Make sure you follow ANENA guidelines: anena.org