Tete du Saix - Samoens side

Grand Massif

Le Grand Massif

An open face – with a 5 minute hike out

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
707 m
Ascent
13 m
Descent
154 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
35˚
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Tete du Saix - Samoens side Map

Description

From the Tete du Saix head down Perce Neige piste and then on your right pick up Dahu piste on your right.

Off to the left of this is a great open space which holds the snow well as it is mainly north facing.

Don’t be tempted to come in above the Dahu from the Percie Neige as you can easily knock snow down onto the piste.

This area is all open with very few hazards apart from the odd lip. Follow the natural terrain down and you’ll find a cat track. Keep your speed up as you hit this and follow the track as far as your speed will allow before hiking up the last 5 minutes back to Marmottes.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, December

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