Les Marmottes (famous off piste area). If you zoom in you can see Piste S (described in another part of this post with pics) to the left side of the photo and Solaise Express on the left part of the ridge in the photo.
Epaule du Charvet (one of the more challenging black pistes) is the mogul field in the center of the picture. Santons, a blue that was closed in the afternoons while I was here, is a run I never skied that is in the gully to the right of EdC.
A side view of EdC.
And looking down EdC. This picture really captures the steepness of it's mid 30 degree slope.
The famous La Banane off piste area. An avalanche in every one! The Loyes Express lift and The Face are in the right hand side of the photo.
The Piste S slope on the Solaise side dropping down into Val D'Isere. It is probably the hardest piste, along with Foret (very similar to Piste S but below treeline and narrower but not as consistentally pitched) and Paquerettes (extremely short, but steepest piste in the area, probably reaching high 30s for a few turns and there's a lot of rocks all over the piste), in the Espace Killy because of it's 2000+ vertical foot drop with some of the biggest bumps on the mountain and never dropping below a 25 degree pitch, and probably reaching a max in the mid 30s.
The awesome Funival in La Daille.
The lower run is Rhone Alpes, a groomed black that is one of the easiest in the area. The middle is Piste M, one of the harder reds on the mountain because it is icy, crowded, and gets bumped up. And then the mogul field in the upper right hand corner of the photo is Piste S.
The Marais lift and the Siléne black piste, which is your average bumped up black that has a decent (about 1.5k ft) vertical drop. The Siléne piste is the run that starts in the upper right hand corner and swings to just to the right of the chair and skiing to the left of those rocks. The skiers below the chair are off piste.
The Oeillet piste is visible in the darkness of this picture, which is the mogul field in between the dirt patches. It's pretty much an easier version of Siléne, as it is about the same width, length, and a little less steep. The Palafour lift is to the left of Oeillet.
This is an off piste 30ish degree couloirish thing to the side of The Face.
The Borsat Express, which services beginner terrain.
The Fontaine Froide in the foreground, with Grand Pre in the background in the shade on the opposite mountain. Not far to the rightside of this photo is the Borsat Express. Just shows the vastness of this place.
And here's a video of me skiing:
Edited by skiking4 - 4/27/2009 at 07:06 pm GMT