Far Crystal

Sainte Foy

Tarentaise

More adventurous variant of Crystal Dark

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.6 km
Ascent
37 m
Descent
594 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
40˚
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Description

Approach the same way as Crystal Dark, just keep going! Be aware that, unlike Crystal Dark, this is unsecured off-piste, so you must be responsible for your decision-making out here. A climbing traverse can take you above a couple of rock outcrops to give you a longer top section. This zone is stacked with fun, rolling pitches through widely-spaced trees.

Depending on how far out you go, you'll eventually rejoin the Creux de Formeïan red piste a little further down (than where you'd rejoin it via Crystal Dark), or the Plan Bois blue piste near the base of the resort. The bushes in the lower part of the forest can be thick, so be prepared for some good old-fashioned bush-whacking!

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

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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