Ski: Pointe de la Terrasse (Aiguilles Rouges)

Pointe de la Terrasse is a small peak South of Barrage d’Emosson (Dam). It is a very popular ski tour in spring when the road to Emosson Dam is open. Pointe de la Terrasse is a perfect balcony offering stunning views over the Mont Blanc Massif.

Pointe de la Terrasse. Aiguille Verte in the background (© P. Gatta)
Pointe de la Terrasse. Aiguille Verte in the background (© P. Gatta)

Park just before Emosson Dam (col de la Gueulaz) at 1,960m.

Barrage d'Emosson (Dam) (© P. Gatta)
Barrage d’Emosson (Dam) (© P. Gatta)

Follow the road dam and go up along the Veudale Gorge.

Veudale Gorge (© P. Gatta)
Veudale Gorge (© P. Gatta)

At 2,450m go South toward the Col de la Terrasse (the trail to Cheval Blanc goes North).

Cheval Blanc (© P. Gatta)
Cheval Blanc (© P. Gatta)

From Col de la Terrasse, go straight to the top of Pointe de la Terrasse (2,734m).

View over Mont Blanc Massif from Pointe de la Terrasse (© P. Gatta)
View over Mont Blanc Massif from Pointe de la Terrasse (© P. Gatta)

Ski down the same way, it is 10km +1,000m/-1,000m round trip from the parking.

Buet seen from Pointe de la Terrasse (© P. Gatta)
Buet seen from Pointe de la Terrasse (© P. Gatta)

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