Cugnai Classic

Espace Killy

Tignes and Val d'Isère

A modern classic straight from the lift through beautiful terrain

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
4.3 km
Ascent
12 m
Descent
956 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
36˚
Cugnai Classic Map

Given the easy access this line gets tracked out quickly but the journey in itself is worthwhile. From the lift continue in the opposite direction from the piste and lift to a short traverse (sometimes rocky) to join the main bowl. Enjoy the wide open skiing and choose your own line, following the main valley the whole way and then joining the drainage line at the bottom of the valley that you follow to reach the Manchet lift.

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

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

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