Inspirational for Intermediates
With the right instruction and the fantastic progression of slopes accessed by Le Croix chair, (there are at least 7 different ways back down to the bottom of the chair). beginners can become intermediates; advanced beginners, happy on easy blues, unconfident advanced, happy on easy reds or getting ready for black and off piste.
If this describes you, venture into Ranfolly/Rosta “The Bowl” (make sure you’ve readied yourself by doing all 7 ways first). This area has a healthy variety of blue & red and between the pistes there is great terrain for those just venturing into the off-piste to practice in relative safety. You can access this area via Violets a blue that starts from the top of the Croix chair or by taking the long drag (Tete des Cretes) and down Cyclamens (blue), Rhodos (red) or with a little skate, Ambresailles a steeper red.
This picture shows the runs accessed on one side of the “bowl”, the easier blue, Reine des Pres, harder blue, Campanule and the other blues, reds and blacks.
If you’ve made it into the bowl you can return via Nauchets. There is the fantastic confidence building and scenic Choucas (aka Chocolate Box) run which although marked as a blue, is really a green run. This opens up another side to the area, Nyon and Chamoissiere which is technically Morzine. You return to Les Gets via Charniaz 6 man chair, at the top of this chair you have access to Ambresailles, Fenerets (reds) and with a little skate/walk/climb back to the top of Nauchets.
The other choice in the bowl, is Ranfolly. This chair takes you to a wonderful view of Mt Blanc and 2 choices initially; Gentiane (blue) and Tulipe (red). Both these runs start pretty steeply. Gentiane then shallows and narrows back towards the top of Mouilles au Chat chair, Arnica (red) and Nauchets if you carry on. Tulipe splits into a harder and an easier side and also other choices along the way, i.e. you can join up with Sautenailles (red) lower down and near the top you’ll pass Tetras (red) that joins Choucas.
For a pit-stop check out the funky & fun Llotty’s (top of Nauchetts) or enjoy the view of Mt Blanc as you chomp on a pizza at Le Rozzataz (top of Rosta). And off the back of the bowl the runs (Vorrosses, blue and Melezes, red) down La Turche (Perrieres) are just as good with the advantage of being less well known and quieter.
Although a relatively small area it is packed with fun & adventure for anyone of an appropriate level. Let one of our instructors show you around and ensure you find the best terrain to progress your skiing safely and enjoyably as possible!