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The Combeynot Peaks

A true paradise for ski touring off the Col du Lautaret, where the snow tends to stay cold on the north facing slopes

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The Combeynot peaks are part of the Écrins massif, easily accessible from the Col du Lautaret (2058m / 6,751ft). The Guisane river, a tributary to the Durance, has its source on the northern side of these peaks. The main summits are the Pic Ouest (3155m / 10,351ft), the Pic Est (3145m / 10,318ft) and Roc Noir (3112m / 10,209ft). This area is a real paradise for ski touring lovers: slopes are north-facing and the high elevation of the starting point provides great snow. On top of that, slopes are fairly steep, making it a very thrilling playground. We have the choice between several options, ranging from couloirs to more open slopes. If we decide to skin up to the Pic Est du Combeynot, the angle of the slope is sustained from the very beginning, the valley is steep and goes straight up. From its summit, the view of the Écrins massif is gorgeous and the descent is equally beautiful. As for the Pic Ouest du Combeynot, it is a classic itinerary of the area which remains snow-covered until late in the ski season. The final climb is especially steep, but it is worth every step of effort for the steep and sustained descent! Vertical: +/- 1100m (3,608ft)

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