Ski Resort La Norma
La Norma is a ski resort, located in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. A chairlift access gravel trail climbs up to 2.584m (8,477ft) above the sea level.
The road to the summit, located in the heart of the French Alps, is gravel, bumpy and rocky. This road tests the skill, and courage, of any driver. It’s definitely not for anyone suffering from vertigo or a fear of landslides. It has a well-deserved reputation for being dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms and blizzards, and driving under these conditions, can be extremely challenging.
The road, located within the Vanoise National Park, can be closed anytime due to snow and ice. It’s usually impassable from November to March. In many places the road is bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails. The road is difficult and it’s a nightmare in the wet or dark (or both). There is little room for error on this road. The climb is very steep with several hairpin turns.