Fork Tree

3 Valleys

Courchevel

A 1650 icon. There's even a clothing brand named after it!

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
1.8 km
Ascent
14 m
Descent
457 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
37˚
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Fork Tree Map

Description

Turn right off Chapelets/Left off Signal chair lift. Head past the 'Danger Avalanches' signs (you won't be the only ones!), stay centre of the plateau until you reach the 'Protected Bird' rope. Head under the rope and stay as high as possible (you'll be walking at this point). The route bears around towards the right and then the left.

To skiers right, there's a sheer cliff face, so make sure you drop down once the gradient is more approachable! From here, you'll see the iconic Fork Tree itself. From here you'll be able to pick your line (there's numerous to choose from!) through the pillows and trees until you reach Chapelets chair lift... For another Fork Tree lap!

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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