A hidden gem; varied and interesting skiing high above the Argentiere Glacier

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Exposure

Exposure

The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) but only the consequences of the skier falling.

Low Exposure (E1): 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.

Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Description

This line is sometimes ignored but often holds great snow and is largely unglaciated.

Follow the Pointe de Vue piste until the end of the long traverse L after the initial wide slopes down below the start.

Where the piste angles straight down, you need to continue the traverse L, crossing between some rocks to enter a large and complex bowl.

There are many possible lines here, most of which are safe and all non-glaciated.

Broadly you are heading down and L.

There is a large steep rocky spur that shades the bowl on it's L.

However do watch out for the big convexities near the top which is prone to avalanches.

It is slightly lower angled to take a line down earlier rather than later, then traverse L.

However in a stable snowpack often the further you traverse L the better the snow, with fewer tracks and it is steeper.

There are a number of exits, which are a little steeper than the slopes that lead into them, to put you back onto the Pointe de Vue piste.