Attelas - Ba Combe

Verbier

A Verbier classic - great mellow skiing from the Col des Mines

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
1.4 km
Ascent
5 m
Descent
481 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
35˚
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Description

A Verbier classic. Great skiing under the 'Etablons' down the 'Ba Combe.' Never too steep or serious. From the Col des Mines, traverse high and right under the Etablons to keep as much altitude as possible to reach the ridge under the skier's left hand side of the avalanche barriers. WARNING: Avalanche risk. Cross the ridge and enjoy the good skiing in the 'Ba Bowl' being sure to stay well below the avalanche barriers above you. Ski down to the blue piste on the open slopes (do not ski in the forest - prohibited). Follow the piste down to get back to Carrefour.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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.

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