Sector: Vallée Blanche
The Pied Moutet ridge marks the westernmost limit of the ski area. The Troika bar/restaurant
occupies the highest ground, and its terrace is a great vantage point from which to orientate yourself within the domain.
The Super Venosc chairlift
arrives a few metres in front of the Troika's terrace; the imposing pyramidal peak on the skyline beyond is the Aiguille de Venosc, with the equally impressive hulk of La Muzelle just to the looker's left of it. Both summits are at the far side of the Vénéon Valley, above the lift-linked village of Venosc
, at the edge of the Ecrins National Park.
Turning round to your left, you are then looking over Les Deux Alpes town and towards the core ski area on the mountainside opposite. All major ski lifts are visible rising from the far side of town, with the home-run pistes pouring down the slopes beneath them.
The lift arriving behind the Troika is the Pied Moutet chairlift
; the wide pisted traverse (signed as the ‘Liaison Vallée Blanche’) crossing under the line of this lift, and heading off beyond it across the upper slopes, provides blue-graded access to the rest of the Vallée Blanche sector.