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.
Just off to the skier’s right of the upper Briançon ski area is the Ravin des Clausas.
A good option when the wind is howling from the north, this area offers mostly wide off piste slopes through gently undulating terrain.
You can traverse as far as you like to the right but make sure you cut left again at the right time to be able to get back to the bottom of the Rocher Blanc chairlift.
Otherwise you’ll have a potentially long hike on your hands.
There are a few little rocks and rollers that can be fun to jump if the snow conditions are right.