Analysing terrain data
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.
A direct variation on the La Grave classic that stays further skiers left of the bowl and leads directly to the mid-station.
Great, albeit shorter skiing than the mega-classic - getting your straight back to the mid-station and back on the lift for more. From the top of the cable car, descend a few metres before heading right to the Meije valley.
Head down the wide steep slope, through to a narrower section and before the long moraine, traverse left back towards the cable car.
Beware of avalanche risk as you head back towards the mid-station.