A short and fairly tame red run; noteworthy because it provides access to the new Vallons 4 piste
which forms the exit from the Vallons du Diable off-piste route, and also because it dips towards the Vénéon Valley, giving spectacular views across to the impressive peaks of La Muzelle and the Aiguille de Venosc.
The run begins to the skier's left of the paragliding launch site at Diable 2400
, straight off the shoulder of the mountain. It then swings to the skier's right, beneath the paragliders' take-off point, maintaining a fair slope angle around the face of the mountain towards the Vallons chairlift
, merging with the end of the Vallons 1 link track
for the final approach to the lift terminal.
The Vallons du Diable off-piste route mirrors the upper part of the Vallons 2 piste
, but runs lower to the skier's left, taking a more vertigo-inducing traverse along the lip of the precipice above the valley. That route bypasses the Vallons chairlift and continues below the tree line, eventually swinging to the skier's right to become the lower section of the Vallons 4
for the home run to Les Deux Alpes.
The classic full Vallons du Diable descent actually begins much higher, off the skier's lefthand side of the upper Super Diable piste
. To discover that, and many more exciting off-piste itineraries, always employ a qualified local mountain guide.
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