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Romain de Marchi hovering mid cab 5 over the famed Avoriaz Gap. Photo: Perly
Romain de Marchi hovering mid cab 5 over the famed Avoriaz Gap. Photo: Perly

In the whole Portes du Soleil there’s obviously a ton of powder, but my favourite local lines are off the Fornet. It’s open, and pretty mellow. There are obvious avalanche zones to avoid, but overall it’s pretty easy and there are lots of fun hits.

When the light is bad or when it’s dumping hard, the trees around the Stash park are pretty hard to beat – they’re nicely spaced and there’s loads of stuff to hit. But it gets tracked super quick so you have to get there early. If it’s proper gnar, high alpine stuff you’re after, the Pointe de Vorlaz couloir (better known as Pepsi Max) is the place. You would not want to go without all the right stuff and know how though. In an area this size, there is a lot of accessible terrain in this area so it’s kind of hard to pick just a few.

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