A Verbier classic - great mellow skiing from the Col des Mines

Statistics

Analysing terrain data

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481

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Exposure

Exposure

The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) but only the consequences of the skier falling.

Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Description

A Verbier classic.

Great skiing under the 'Etablons' down the 'Ba Combe.' Never too steep or serious.

From the Col des Mines, traverse high and right under the Etablons to keep as much altitude as possible to reach the ridge under the skier's left hand side of the avalanche barriers.

WARNING: Avalanche risk.

Cross the ridge and enjoy the good skiing in the 'Ba Bowl' being sure to stay well below the avalanche barriers above you.

Ski down to the blue piste on the open slopes (do not ski in the forest - prohibited).

Follow the piste down to get back to Carrefour.