Cairn

3 Valleys

Meribel

An engaging and challenging little gem, rarely skied out and easy to access.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.1 km
Ascent
12 m
Descent
415 m
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
41˚
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Description

Head to top of the Plattieres 3 bubble lift. From here head around and under the bubbles coming into the lift arrival station. Almost instantly you will ski off the Mouflon run and traverse right into a small bowl. Keep left in this bowl and be very careful as there is a large and full on cliff all the way along here. It is good to view this run from the bubble on the way up. Keeping the cliff to your right you will access a huge face. Various ways down this face and a few narrow opportunities. It leads you down to the Mouflons 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

Features

  • Cliffs

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