Vallon de la Sache (Sachette Variant)

Espace Killy

Tignes and Val d'Isère

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˚
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Vallon de la Sache (Sachette Variant) Map

Description

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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