Sector: La Fée
A worthwhile excursion through a much quieter & wilder sector of the ski domain, beginning at a junction with the Jandri 3 piste
at Toura 2600
, beyond the tunnel behind the Chalet de la Toura bar/restaurant
: go straight on for the Fée 1
An alternative starting point for more advanced-ability visitors is provided by the short Fée 6 link-piste
, only accessible via the Glacier 6 run
when descending from the Glacier sector.
The top section of the Fée 1
is an enjoyable cruise, swooping into a wide & peaceful cirque, with some really inviting off-piste terrain off to the skier's right. The piste then funnels over a little bridge across a stream gully (great freeride playground here, see final paragraph below), before continuing as an easy cruise sweeping down to the skier's left towards the shore of a frozen tarn.
The long, absolutely flat, mid-section is a bit of slog, but there is a peaceful picnic spot by the tarn for a timely break. Once past this area the route then picks up pace again: twisting & turning with a mild red profile down to a good link with the 6-seater Fée chairlift
. You can also bypass this lift terminal to seamlessly continue on the Thuit 1 run
towards the Thuit Cretes
chairlifts further round in the Thuit Coomb.