Mont Vallon K1

3 Valleys

Meribel

An easily accessible steep face often in great condition and rarely skied out

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
479 m
Ascent
2 m
Descent
267 m
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
39˚
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Description

Just at the top of the red runs where they split, there's a signpost. Below the sign post is the mighty K1 face. Wide open couloir narrowing slightly with rock outcrops as you get to the last quarter. Often fills in with snow so watch out for windslab on entrance and possible bombing damage by pisteurs. It brings you right back onto the red slope of Combe De Vallon.

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

Features

  • Cliffs

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