||Dome de la Sache (3606m) is in the northeast Vanoise between
Tignes and Les Arcs -- but our ski route from la Gurraz on the
northeast side was far away from any ski lifts or ski resort.
Eric and I found lots of interesting glacier terrain (for which
we had excellent conditions), and many fun ski slopes on
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we started by walking through the mountain village of la Gurraz
morning view north to the massif du Mont Blanc group
old building "le Carroley" -- looking west up Dome de la Sache.
We carried our skis up vague trail on the steep slope behind the building.
(one guidebook said there's a more interesting ascent route toward the left
Eric navigating thru the upper section of the Glacier Sud de la Gurraz.
(Dome de la Sache summit is the snowy nub just left of center)
Aiguille de la Grande Sassiere, east across the Isere river valley (with
looking NNE from the summit over this gentler section of the ski route -- with a
skier on it
(ski climbing uptrack slight visible on left side)