Super S

Espace Killy

Tignes and Val d'Isère

Vanoise Massif

Good skiing with easy access, close to the pistes

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
927 m
Ascent
2 m
Descent
426 m
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
38˚
Super S Map

Never too far from the S piste the "Super S" provides great skiing in the right conditions. The relatively low altitude and West facing aspect can mean the snow doesn't stay good here for long and it can be avalanche prone. There are two variants. The skiers right which stays on the shoulder above the piste through a bunch of trees, or the skiers left which follows a short gully. If you take the skiers left hand line down the gully make sure you head back towards the piste as the end of the gully is steep with small rock bands. Both lines hit the point roughly where the red and black pistes merge.

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, April, December

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