Tougnete face

3 Valleys

Meribel

St. Martin de Bellelville

Vanoise Massif

With only a 5 minute walk you get a steep, challenging and little skied pitch.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.2 km
Ascent
22 m
Descent
286 m
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
41˚
Tougnete face Map

At the top of the Tougnete 2 Chairlift and immediately head left along and up the ridge past the pisteurs hut. It's barely 5 minutes along the obvious ridge towards the Roc de Tougne, from where you can access the face heading towards the Roc de Tougne double drag lift, way off in the distance. There are many variations of this route, simply by going further along the ridge and dropping into the bowl below. Worth doing your homework from a distance as the odd couloir ends in a cliff band. The first access point along the ridge is a good one. Traverse left and down the face and then head to your right on a steep rocky traverse. This will take you to a large and wide open face. Dont get too greedy at the bottom and lose too much height otherwise you will have a snowy walk out! Head to the Roc de Tougne double drag lift for the next challenge...

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Cliffs

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