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Face your fears in Avoriaz

04 February 2009
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A new guide in the Telegraph has named La Chavanette in Avoriaz as one of the world's "scariest" ski runs.

The mere sight of this experts-only run is enough to drive fear into the hearts of most skiers and, according to travel writer Peter Hardy, it is one of the "most rapid descents on any piste map".

"Once you have completed the first half a dozen turns and rounded an overhang, the Wall is revealed as a steep but wide 200-metre slope. In fresh powder this is benign, but if you are a late riser you will find it heavily mogulled," he noted.

The run is said to be so steep that skiers are unable to see what lies ahead.

Other scary runs include Grand Couloir in Courchevel, as well as the terrifying Tortin run in Verbier, Switzerland.

In other news, skiers have been warned not to take to the slopes without a comprehensive insurance policy.

Speaking last week, Andy Taylor of Go Travel Insurance, said that failing to take out cover could be a costly mistake.

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