Bellin Couloir

Brévent/Flégère

Chamonix

Steep and serious skiing under the very impressive Brévent cliff face.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.6 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
1 km
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
45˚
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Description

Whilst easily accessible this line should not be underestimated. When conditions are sure and you are comfortable skiing in this steep terrain, this gem of a run starts by following the Charles Bozon piste. After the col which the piste passes through, continue straight under the Brévent east face and enter the top of the couloir. The descent is narrow and impressive in its constant steep angle. Keep on the left through the middle section to avoid a small cliff section. The couloir widens and after traversing left the Planpraz parking area is reached. The sunny aspect means you need to choose your timing wisely. Make sure there is enough snow all the way down to Chamonix or it's a long walk down!

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

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

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Cliffs

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