L'Ouillette North West face

Espace Killy

Tignes and Val d'Isère

A possible powder stash long after a storm

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.5 km
Ascent
174 m
Descent
336 m
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
37˚
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L'Ouillette North West face Map

Description

Having reached the summit of l'Ouillette from the top of the Cugnai chair, turn left along the ridge to the north. This wide open high face with its northerly aspect often holds great snow long after a storm. It's a lot of work for what only amounts to 200m vertical or so of skiing, but when the urge to ski powder is strong, this slope can be a nice tonic!

The routes are obvious- skiers' left lines rejoin the red Cugnai piste whereas those to skiers' right meet the Saint Jaques blue that descends from the Glacier Express chair. Be careful as the slope is somewhat convex in nature, with few islands of safety, and large slides across the whole slope are not uncommon.

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

  • Walk Required

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