Spring session on the Mont Fort

Spot Check: Mont Fort

Spot Check: Mont Fort

The Mont Fort is 3328 Metres above sea level. It is the highest peak in the 4 valley's area. The steep mountain peak has awesome routes down it from all sides. The famous backside off Mont Fort can be accessed via a few different entry points and there are endless freeride and splitboarding options once off the back. Always worth taking a guide into these remote zones to get the most out of your riding adventure.

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The main controlled route on the Mont Fort consists of a steep bumps field with numerous different routes around it. The chute under the lift line is steep and challenging but also an awesome run. Caution should be taken at all times when going under the ropes as the Mont Fort area is a glacier and crevasses are a problem.

The South side of Mont Fort is also worth checking out. This is accessed via riding over the top of the mountain and then popping over the ridge line. The slope will bring you down towards the Bec Des Rosses. Again always worth taking a guide into these areas so that conditions are assessed before riding.

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Here at Vivid Snowboarding we offer the very best off-piste snowboarding coaching and guiding in Verbier. We also offer a selection of Freeride weeks and Weekends.

 


Verbier Spot Check: Mont Gele

Spot Check: Mont Gele

Spot Check : Mont Gele

Mont Gele sits at the height of 3023m above sea level. It has routes down all sides from the peak. A single cable takes riders up to the peak and you can choose form thousands of different lines on the way down. On the south side of the mountain you can access La Chaux via an itinerary route. The route is clearly marked out with yellow markers. You can check to see if this is open when exiting the cabin of the cable car. There are also plenty of different off-piste routes on the south with varying difficulty. Definitely worth taking a Vivid Snowboarding coach in order to find the best routes and conditions.

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Mont Gele also has a main itinerary route off the top heading down towards the Col des Gentianes and the bottom of tortin. This is easiest route but some of the terrain on the way out is relatively flat so speed is required.

The mountain has plenty of different couloirs and slopes coming down into the Lac des Vaux area. Again these vary slightly in terms of their difficulty. Make sure you know how the snow pack is and a route down before dropping in.

As Mont Gele is a high alpine mountain, its worth checking out the weather conditions each day to get the low down. You can check these out here WEATHER