Classic La Grave couloir skiing

Statistics

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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.

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Description

Steep and committing but shy of extreme, the couloir takes a line straight down the far skiers right rock face above the lake.

The couloir is around 150m vertical after some enjoyable (albeit traversing) skiing. Watch out for wind-slabs when traversing over the the couloir - the terrain is exposed due to the rock face below.