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Vallon du Lou

By: Paolo Tombini, Mountain Guide
Area: French Alps, Group: Val Thorens, Height: 3200m, Country: France, Region: Savoia

Vallon du Lou is certainly one of the most beautiful and easiest off-piste descents in the Trois Vallees. Located far away from the lifts, this offers a solitary decent down moderately angled slopes to reach the enchanting Lac de Lou before returning to Val Thorens

GETTING THERE

From Italy drive through the Freyus tunnel, reach Modane, exit the motorway and take the RD1006 highway to reach Orelle (10 km). Park at the cable car.

ACCESS

From Val Thorens take the Cime Caron cable car to 3195m.

ROUTE

From the top of the Caron cable car ski down the piste towards "Combe de Caron". Immediately after Cime de Caron leave the piste and descend the short slopes to reach the obvious entrance into the valley by crossing the piste once again.
Follow the splendid valley by skiing down the valley bottom of the steeper slopes on its sides to reach Lac de Lou 2035m.
Ski past the lake and make some more turns by the side of the piste to easily reach the Val Thorens ski lifts (chairlift Plan de l’Eau 1800m).

GEAR

Normale freeride equipment.

MAPS/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Map IGN 3534 OT "Les Trois Vallees Modane"

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Medium

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DESCENT HEIGHT DIFFERENCE

1200m

DEPARTURE

Val Thorens, Cime Caron cable car

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