Chassoure - Rock Garden

Nendaz

Verbier

A Verbier classic requiring some walking but without great commitment

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
1.5 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
517 m
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
35˚
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Description

The Rock Garden is Verbier classic that offers some great off piste skiing without too much commitment. If you are prepared to hike for your turns, it is a more interesting alternative than the standard itinerary from the Col de Chassoure. Whilst never too steep good snow cover is required because as it's name suggests, the area is full of big rocks! From the Col de Champs Ferret (30 mins skinning / boot packing) ski the fall line to join the main exit of the Chassoure - Tortin itinerary.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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.

Features

  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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