Borsat West Face

Espace Killy

Tignes and Val d'Isère

Rewarding skiing for those prepared to hike a little

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.1 km
Ascent
100 m
Descent
309 m
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
43˚
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Description

Excellent skiing which often stays fresh longer than other lines in the area due to the longer hike. It's Westerly aspect means the snow doesn't stay quite as cold and fresh as long as on the north side, particularly later in the season. From the col, continue up the ridge and choose either the first entrance which avoids much of the hiking, but gives shorter skiing, or hike the whole way to a more aesthetic line directly of the ridge. Ski the fall line to rejoin the Genepy piste.

Difficulty

Severe

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

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

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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