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.
Turn right off Chapelets/Left off Signal chair lift.
Head past the 'Danger Avalanches' signs (you won't be the only ones!), stay centre of the plateau until you reach the 'Protected Bird' rope.
Head under the rope and stay as high as possible (you'll be walking at this point).
The route bears around towards the right and then the left.
To skiers right, there's a sheer cliff face, so make sure you drop down once the gradient is more approachable! From here, you'll see the iconic Fork Tree itself.
From here you'll be able to pick your line (there's numerous to choose from!) through the pillows and trees until you reach Chapelets chair lift...
For another Fork Tree lap!