Off side of Marvel

Grand Massif

Le Grand Massif

A long run which is mainly gentle with a couple of trickier parts

Freeride Skiing Easy

Distance
1.7 km
Ascent
9 m
Descent
379 m
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
1.7 km
Gradient
25˚
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Off side of Marvel Map

Description

Head down Marvel (probably the best green piste in the world ever!) and then before it goes into the trees turn left off the piste and head towards an electricity pylon.

This is a gentle off piste run but there's no way back out so if you aren’t confident or the snow is not spot on don’t head down here; once you are in you are committed!

Once past the pylon keep heading straight on in the clearing between the trees.

Once you see some chalets you need to bear left and keep skiing in the open and then it goes round to the right and you’ll have a bit of a traverse. You shouldn’t have to walk much but beware it does flatten out a bit.

Once you get back to the buildings you’ll find a footpath often used even in the winter and you can either follow this narrow and usually hard pack or cut left down through the clearing – watch out for trees, stumps and undergrowth!

At the bottom you need to turn left on the path and cross the river by a bridge before walking about five to ten minutes back up to the Coombe piste where you are then just a couple of minutes from the Les Carroz Keudeze telecabine.

Difficulty

Easy

Wide gentle slopes at around 20 degrees or less.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Trees

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