La Verte in Les Houches is "Green" only in name. A legendary track in the solid mass of the Mont Blanc, it is bordered by fir trees. The orientation of the sun often makes for a frozen piste, surrounded by the green colour of the trees, from where its name comes.
World Cup Alpine Ski Chamonix, Kandahar Les Houches Video
It is in fact a black run of 870 vertical metres and 3343 metres in length. The best skiers of the world get down it in two minutes. A series of very technical passages and jumps, make this descent one of most beautiful in the world. In France, only the resorts of Val d'Isere and Chamonix (Les Houches) have a downhill piste for the World Cup of Alpine Skiing.
Facts about Kandahar:
- Altitude of the departure: 1871 m
- Altitude of the arrival: 1001 m
- Vertical Drop: 870 m
- Length: 3343 m
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