Grand Vallon Variant

Charbonnel Group

Espace Killy

Tignes and Val d'Isère

A long ski descent away from the lifts with a lot of space for exploration.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
5.4 km
Ascent
33 m
Descent
1 km
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
37˚
Grand Vallon Variant Map

Traverse hard right off the Signal cable car towards the Point du Grand Vallon and get behind the crest as soon as possible to access the north facing slopes before descending to the valley bottom and finally skiing back to Le Fornet.

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

Features

  • Cliffs

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