Marquise

Sainte Foy

Tarentaise

Mellow powder-field opposite the La Marquise chairlift.

Freeride Skiing Easy

Distance
1.9 km
Ascent
2 m
Descent
471 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
30˚
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Marquise  Map

Description

Turning left off the Marquise chair gives access to the wide open expanse of gentle terrain on the eastern edge of the main basin. Alternatively directly under the chair is a buffet of snowy bowls, rocks and gullies, through what looks like (and is nicknamed) The Elephant's Graveyard. This isn't the steepest part of the mountain though, so be careful not to get stuck by scoping your line from the chair on the way up!

Further down there are a few fun routes through the trees and the fun Grand Solliet blue back to the base of the chair.

Difficulty

Easy

Wide gentle slopes at around 20 degrees or less.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Trees

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