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.
The Cibouit off piste bowl can be skied by itself or in conjunction with the fantastic trees that link up with the Tabuc black piste.
It’s not a bad idea to do a few rotations on the top section and then traverse right, back to the Cibouit chairlift.
This way you make the most of the open terrain that is visible from the chair and therefore gets skied out more quickly.
Once you’ve had your fill of that, head further left and into the trees that, being further from prying eyes, stay untracked for longer.
There are so many ways down through these trees that you could spend days here never riding the same line.
All the lines end up at some point on the Tabuc black run.
Take care not to get too far left as there are a number of cliffs and rock outcrops, some of them very big.
The initial traverse from the Cibouit chairlift may be straightforward but it is avalanche prone so take care.