For those addicted to powder and thrills, the domain of the 4Vallées is known all over the world for its slopes especially interesting for freeride skiing and snowboarding.
However, off-piste skiing requires a very good knowledge of the mountain, terrain, snow and risks. It is therefore strongly advised not to leave the marked trails without the appropriate safety equipment (DVA (Avalanche Victim Detector), shovel and probe) and the help of a mountain guide.
The Thyon ski area has a secure off-piste skiing route: l’Eteygeon.
Easy to access from the top of the 4 Vallées lifts, it enables you to enjoy a maximum of powder safely when the snow and weather conditions allow.
To get to l' Eteygeon, you must reach the Etherolla summit and then go down to the west to reach the "Tsa" ski lift. Then take the "Meina" and "Greppon Blanc 1" lifts at Les Chottes to reach the top of the secure route.
HOW TO GET BACK : A shuttle service is available throughout the winter to take you back to the facilities at Les Masses from Praperrot.
A few safety rules: