Combe a Germain

Chamonix

Grands Montets

Les Grands Montets

A narrow hidden bowl at 35 degrees

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
697 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
291 m
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
32˚
Combe a Germain Map

This is a lovely ski, off the beaten track but relatively unserious as you are never far from the piste. Follow the Bochard piste just past the point where it splits into two then rejoins to one piste, then traverse L through a few rocks if it is early or lean season, crossing an old moraine ridge, to enter the enclosed wide couloir, bordered by the rocky ridge to its L. Follow this down at a lovely angle, straight down the fall line to the Marmottons piste. Because of the ridge to its L the run is usually shaded so the snow is normally excellent.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

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.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

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