Fornet Forest Gullies

Espace Killy

Tignes and Val d'Isère

Short, steep, easy-access tree lines

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
513 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
172 m
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
38˚
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Fornet Forest Gullies Map

Description

Between the Fornet black and Mangard blue pistes are a series of fun and challenging gullies through the forest. At the end of the first fall-line pitch the piste turns sharply to the right and follows what, in summer, is a road. At various points along this road obvious gullies drop down into the forest, some narrower and more technical than others. Tread carefully on your way down as some have sudden and somewhat unexpected drops! Whichever route you take you'll rejoin the Mangard piste to the bottom of the Fornet cable car. Great quick laps are to be had here among the trees on a storm day.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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