Col Ferret Access

Nendaz

Verbier

A short skin gives access to the Col Ferret and various routes which start here

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
1.6 km
Ascent
122 m
Descent
74 m
Low Point
2.8 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
22˚
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Col Ferret Access Map

Description

The Col Ferret gives access to a number of routes. Skinning is the most sensible way to reach the col - read essential after snow - but occasionally snowboarders will have put a boot track in - which can make skinning tricky! There are two main ways to reach the Col Ferret. Either a gentle skin from the Col des Gentianes direct to the col, or alternatively you can traverse in past the Refuge de Tortin. Warning: beware of avalanches from the steep slopes of the Bec des Etagnes above you after fresh snow.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Equipment required

  • Skins

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