A wide bowl accessed by traversing to the south-west from the top of the Index lift. It is steep at first but widens giving numerous routes down 750m of descent. It flattens at the bottom. Ski left to join the lift system with the Esserts chair. Good for both spring skiing and powder. Potential for avalanche can be very high.
Combe des Crouchues
These bowls to the far left of La Flégère give some wonderful off-piste skiing with lots of bumps and hollows, particularly good in spring. Access by traversing to the north-east from the top of the Index lift. Some sidestepping is required to reach the top of the bowl but it is well worth the short effort!
From the small hut - Cabane de la Tete Aubuy - ski left down wide slopes and meet the piste and La Trappe lift. (Beware of setting off any slides or avalanches that threaten the beginners' piste below)