By far the best intermediate-level piste on the glacier, starting at the top of the Puy-Salie T-bar tows
; also served by the Dome Express funicular
The upper section is quite easy, crossing the traversing route of the Puy Salie 1 link
from the Lauze 2 piste
before picking up pace down the fall line on the broad and surprisingly steep Glacier de Mantel, giving a good workout in the thin air.
The Echine des Chevres off-piste route is immediately to the skier's right on the far side of the boundary rope.
WARNING: this looks deceptively similar to the Signal 4 piste
, but it is an unpatrolled zone littered with crevasses and, therefore, you should enter it only when accompanied by a qualified local high-mountain guide.
The Signal 4
maintains a consistently good slope angle, flowing out on to the upper section of the Signal 1 piste
. Traverse straight ahead to join that on the flat track towards the Roche-Mantel chairlift
; or, better still, swoop down to the skier's right to make the imperceptible transition on to the wide Signal 1 piste
towards the Signal chairlift
, based at the lowest piste-accessible point on the glacier below.