The Signal de l’Homme is the large headland just above Auris-en-Oisans. It’s the starting point for some lovely off-piste areas with highly enjoyable runs and you can also use your skins to reach some lovely, virgin slopes.
This departure point is on Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine Ski :
Nestled in the Grandes Rousses, the site has an entrancing potential for inventing free-rando routes. With a north/south exposure and the cable-car accessible Pic Blanc at the top, the area offers a huge number of original compositions. Ski down the east-facing slopes to enjoy an untamed environment, the west-facing slopes to join up with the resorts of Vaujany, Oz-en-Oisans or Alpe d’Huez, or the glacial routes on the north side.
ROUTES from le Signal de l'Homme :
- Col de Cluy (1801 m) > Les Grandes Buffes (2164 m)
From the top of the Signal, you set off immediately down a lovely 400m run to reach the starting point for the climb up Les Grandes Buffes on the west face up to the Col de Cluy (or a little lower, depending on the chosen route). Ski down the steeper north face and join up with the Sarenne run.
- Col de Cluy (1801 m) > La Croix de Cassini (2373 m)
Same route as before up to Les Grandes Buffes. From the summit, ski down to the Col de Grange Pellorce (2076m), then put your skins back on to climb up to the highly-visible top of the Croix de Cassini. Ski down the north face and join up with the Sarenne run.
Office de tourisme d'Auris en Oisans