Vallon de la Sache (Sachette Variant)

Espace Killy

Tignes and Val d'Isère

Vanoise Massif

An even longer variant of a Tignes classic itinerary

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
3.3 km
Ascent
21 m
Descent
647 m
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
43˚
Vallon de la Sache (Sachette Variant) Map

Take the traverse to looker’s left of the pisteurs’ hut at the top of the Aiguille Percée chair. Follow the ridge, choosing between a number of fairly straightforward couloirs as entry points to the wide open north-facing slope on the backside of the ridge. Bear skier’s right to join the main Vallon de La Sache route- a glorious backcountry environment easily accessed directly from the lift!

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

Features

  • Cliffs

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