Gers Bowl

Flaine

Grand Massif

Le Grand Massif

A long off piste run with great variety and a long difficult drag to get back out

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
2.1 km
Ascent
13 m
Descent
635 m
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
38˚
Gers Bowl Map

Gers doesn’t open unless the snow is good and the ski patrol make sure it is as safe as it possibly can be. Once you go in the drag lift is the only way out so as a general rule if the lift is not running, don’t go in!

Description

If it is open you can cut off to the left instead of following Jais the black piste. Descend into the bowl here either (a) straight down or (b) by traversing high left and descending where looks best for fresh tracks!

Be warned that even if it is open this is an exposed bowl and slides very often; don’t go unless you are 100% sure it is safe.

Once further down you go through some shrubbery and then bear right and head to the bottom of the drag lift.

Be warned this is a long, long drag, uncomfortable on skis and hell on a board!

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

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