A Verbier classic requiring some walking but without great commitment

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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.

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.

Description

The Rock Garden is Verbier classic that offers some great off piste skiing without too much commitment.

If you are prepared to hike for your turns, it is a more interesting alternative than the standard itinerary from the Col de Chassoure.

Whilst never too steep good snow cover is required because as it's name suggests, the area is full of big rocks! From the Col de Champs Ferret (30 mins skinning / boot packing) ski the fall line to join the main exit of the Chassoure - Tortin itinerary.