Fornet Trees

Charbonnel Group

Espace Killy

Tignes and Val d'Isère

Great tree skiing - good for bad visibility/weather days

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.3 km
Ascent
11 m
Descent
397 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
37˚
Fornet Trees Map

Great tree skiing where the snow is often good owing to its northerly aspect. Head here on bad weather / bad visibility days. Follow the track across the bridge and keep heading up towards the pylon. Don’t take the main obvious gully.- it can ski in exceptional snow years but you'll probably get stuck in a world of rocks or worse still fall into the stream (which can be very dangerous). Instead stay skiers left into the trees. The main line follows the ridge skiers right and then stays left of the gully to the bottom of the trees before rejoining the piste or village at the bottom. Alternatively you can stay skiers left - be careful of the rock bands. You need to be careful to pick your line to join the main larch forest which has some excellent skiing - known as Plan Charbonnel. Head straight down here to the village.

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, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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