Point Pers North Face

Charbonnel Group

Espace Killy

Tignes and Val d'Isère

A fantastic journey for those willing to put in a bit of effort.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
2 km
Ascent
113 m
Descent
426 m
Low Point
2.9 km
High Point
3.3 km
Gradient
36˚
Point Pers North Face Map

A fantastic journey for experienced skiers down the North Face of the Pointe Pers and to more excellent skiing below, but you'll need to earn your turns as around 20-25 mins of walking is needed to access the line. From the top of the Montet lift, take a gentle line towards the Pointe Pers. Cross under the summit and reach the ridge lookers left of the main summit. Whilst it's only a short hike, skins can be useful. From the ridge, locate the entrance to the North Face - which is not always easy if you are the first. Beware of the cornices and make sure you pick the right entrance. The start of the line is steep and over 40 degrees for a short time but the angle quickly eases off. The north facing terrain holds great snow and the you'll be pleased you took the short walk as you ski the fall-line almost straight down towards the Prariond refuge via the alternative line from Col Pers. As with the Col Pers make sure the Malpasset gorge is passable or you won't be able to get out back to Val d'Isere.

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

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

March, April

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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