Savoleyres - Planards Esserts

Verbier

Slightly steeper but fun skiing in the sun from Savoleyres to Les Esserts

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
2.1 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
657 m
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
31˚
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Description

Slightly steeper but fun skiing in the sun from Savoleyres to Les Esserts. From the top of the Savoleyres cable car, ski between the Savoleyres lift and the drag lift, staying skiers right of the main piste. Where the ski slope heads left, continue straight down across large open slopes. Head directly for the top of the Esserts beginners slope and re-join the piste. The skiing here is often good early season after a fresh dump of snow. The grassy slopes don't need much snow cover to make for good skiing. Later in the season, whilst you get to enjoy the sunny skiing, the snow suffers due to the South facing aspect.

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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