3300 Bowl

Espace Killy

Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne

Tignes and Val d'Isère

The central line down slightly steeper terrain than the classic "Pays Desert".

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.6 km
Ascent
19 m
Descent
455 m
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
32˚
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Description

A straightforward, pleasant off-piste run down the main bowl by the Pissaillas Glacier. Staying skiers left of the Pays Desert classic follow the gentle bowl into the wide gully or if the snow cover is not great you can head out left to join the classic Pays Desert line which is less steep.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Glacier

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Crampons

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