Analysing terrain data
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.
Long consistent couloirs offer amazing skiing.
From the top of the l'Aiguillette lift traverse hard right maintaining your height to the ridge line.
Turning the corner choose from one of these classic couloirs which can offer exceptional and sustained skiing all the way to the valley floor.
Traverse back to the Vallorcine station.
These couloirs are steep and very prone to avalanche.
Make sure you know the conditions before you set out.
In early season or in lean conditions there can be quite a few bushes in the various couloirs.
Best avoided at the very end of a hot day as they heat up in the afternoon sun.