Although just a contour-line link from Diable 2400 to the Lac du Plan area, this road-like traverse is noteworthy because it gives access to a cracking red-profile start to the Thuit 2 piste
, one of the best intermediate-standard runs in the domain, funnelling down the middle of the Thuit Coomb.
Also, when spliced with the Jandri 2
, the Bellecombes 1
provides novices with an interesting long excursion through some wild & stunning scenery.
The route begins at Diable 2400
, just below the upper terminal of the 3-seater Thuit chairlift
, and is easily reached on dismount either from that lift or from the nearby Cretes chairlift
; it is also close to the upper terminal of the Diable chairlift
, but a short inclined stroll/skate is required when approached from that level. The directional signs are subtitled as ‘Liaison Diable a Lac du Plan’; the route is well maintained and easy to follow.
About 250 m (274 yd) from the start, the red-profile upper section of the excellent Thuit 2 run
drops away into the coomb to the skier's left; otherwise, keep gliding straight on. The rest of the route runs gently through the wild & rocky scenery of this glacially carved landscape, eventually swinging to the skier's left and dipping down on a slightly steeper pitch to the edge of the Lac du Plan, by the base of the Bellecombes chairlift
, joined by traffic from the skier's right from the finish of the Bellecombes 5 run
To continue the circuit to Cretes 2100
, follow the signs for the Jandri 2
, through the cutting ahead-left.