Mickeys Ears

Espace Killy

Tignes and Val d'Isère

A short hike gives access to two steep and fantastic couloirs and then fun yet committing skiing far from the piste awaits.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
2 km
Ascent
57 m
Descent
633 m
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
45˚
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Description

From the top of the Combe Folle chairlift hike up the ridge to the Pointe du Lavachet which you traverse on the left side and shortly after this you will find the start of the first couloir. 30 meters beyond this entrance you will find the second couloir entrance slightly wider and not as steep. Ski the line of your choice and once you exit tend slightly left as you ski varied terrain and head back to Tignes Le Lac.

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

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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