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Tete d'Auferrand (1981m), Col de la Columbiere, Aravis

Approaching the Chalets d'Auferrand From La Sallaz

Various approaches exist to the Chalets at 1610m and various lovely meadows exist around them for shorter skinning journeys if the weather / snow conditions dictate avoiding the summit!

Lovely North Facing Powder Skiing Above the Chalets d'Auferrand (1610m)

Good shallow north facing powder snow conditions in mid Feb 2015

Ski Touring Above The Col de la Columbiere

North Facing Slopes on the Auferrand side of the col. Magnificent views expand across the valley to the appealing tours on the north side of the Col.

Enjoyable Powder Descent From the Col de la Columbiere

Meadows & Light Forest lead down below the main road itself which is not without avalanche danger from the large steep slopes above.