Chassoure - Col de la Mouche

Nendaz

Verbier

A huge bowl at the perfect ski gradient

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.6 km
Ascent
1 m
Descent
497 m
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
32˚
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Description

This popular line - or rather bowl - is a large open area at a consistent gradient that offers excellent skiing and plenty of space for you to choose your own line. Warning: The area is known for avalanches so be sure to check conditions. From the Col de Chassoure, traverse high and right towards the ridge and the Col de la Mouche. From here you can choose to continue traversing into the main bowl or ski directly down from the Col de la Mouche. Follow the valley to Tortin.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

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