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Croisse Baulet (2236m), Aravis

The Superb Ski Touring Ascent of the Petit Croisse Baulet, French Aravis

With the Fiz Range beyond on the North Side of the Arve Valley

The Petit & Grand (Right) Croisse Baulet From The Sommet Des Salles, Combloux

The Red line marks the approximate classic skinning line in ascent & the blue line is just one of many various options for ski descent.

Winter Ski Touring on The Petit Croisse Baulet With the Pistes of Combloux Behind

This classic short ski tour presents around 300m+ of skinning ascent from the Col de Jaillet whilst ascending the Grand adds around another 250m.

Great Snow Conditions in Mid Winter Skiing the Petit Croisse Baulet

As well as returning to the Col Jaillet a great journey can be made over to Le Plan with a return back through the Combloux lift system. A great ski safari!

The Col de Jaillet with the Chain des Aravis Beyond

This area is full of cols, tracks and interesting journey options, which can be confusing in the mist!

The Skinning Link Up Between Petit & Grand Croisse Baulet

With Les Quatre Tete & Pointe Percee in the High Aravis beyond.

Excellent Snow & Wide Open Meadows on the Descent of the Grand Croisse Baulet

British Mountain Guide James Thacker showing the way...

The Final Skin Back Over the Petit Croisse Baulet

Before descending back in to the excellent Combloux lift system. A great ski journey / safari!

Very Scenic Skinning Near the Summit Bench on the Croisse Baulet

With great panoramic views of Les Arvavis, Fiz, Chablais & Mont Blanc ranges

Summit Skins Transition on the Croisse Baulet

With Mont Blanc Disappearing in to the cloud to the West.

Superb Mid Winter Powder Skiing, South Face Grand Croisse Baulet

Excellent sustained powder skiing leads down through open small trees either back to the Col de l'Avenaz for a shorter skin back over the Petit Croisse Baulet, or, if the snow is good, a longer ski down towards the lower stream valley and longer ski back up & over...before then enjoying the fine ski descent of the Petit Croisse Baulet also.

Atmospheric Light And An Enjoyable Tour Up The Grand Croise Baulet, Late Feb 2017

Fit team on this weeks Chamonix Off Piste & Mountain Skills course