Le Spot

3 Valleys

Meribel

An absolute Mottaret classic!

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.2 km
Ascent
3 m
Descent
422 m
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
34˚
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Description

Head to top of the Roc de Tougne double drag lift. Head past the pisteurs hut and come off the Lagopede run and traverse right into a small steep bowl. Often a windlip here and the odd sharp rock so watch out. To your right is a steep ridge with parts of cliff. Access is to your right along this ridge. Head down for 30/50m and look for the access bowl into the spot. Upon entering the steep bowl traverse right and you will find yourself at the near top of a lovely constant powder face. Just beware as the face comes to an end. Theres a few rollers however one is a large cliff which you need to avoid. Head left or head right and proceed with caution when nearing the rollers so you learn the route and where the cliff is. A great run which leads you back onto the Sitelle run as its fairly flat.

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

Features

  • Cliffs

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