Couloir des Bucherons

Chamonix

Grands Montets

Les Grands Montets

A twisting gully through the trees; often gets very bumpy in the stream-bed

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
651 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
324 m
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
1.9 km
Gradient
35˚
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Description

This line has a lovely open pitch which invites you in. But you need to be sure there is enough snow at the bottom section to enjoy the rest of it. Follow the Pierre a Ric piste a couple of hundred metres down from Lognan and look for the entrance on the L as the trees open out. The lovely wide initial slopes soon close down to a twisting snow-filled stream bed which can be really fun to ski, putting you back on the piste about half way down. If you are uncertain about the snow cover for this then ski the whole Pierre a Ric piste first, looking up to your left just after it steepens up, below the huge boulder on the R of the piste. You should get a fair idea of how good it is going to be this way.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, December

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