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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. It is a perfect balcony offering stunning views over the Mont Blanc Massif.

"<brPointe de la Terrasse. Aiguille Verte in the background (© P. Gatta)

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

Barrage d'Emosson (Dam) - Pointe de la Terrasse (© P. Gatta)
Barrage d’Emosson (Dam) (© P. Gatta)

Follow the road dam, continue to Col du Passet 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 from Pointe de la Terrasse (© P. Gatta)
Cheval Blanc (© P. Gatta)

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

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

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

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