Lavachet Wall

Espace Killy

Tignes and Val d'Isère

Vanoise Massif

A long traverse leads to steep and wild skiing above Tignes Le Lac

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.5 km
Ascent
4 m
Descent
452 m
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
39˚
Lavachet Wall Map

From the top of Toviere take the Cretes piste to the top of the Combe Folle lift, then descend make a very long traverse to the right, tucking between the avalanche barriers to access the Lavachet slopes. From here skis fall line to the valley flaw enjoying the steep skiing. The route is particularly avalanche prone.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

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

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