Couloir des Pisteurs

La Clusaz & Le Grand Bornand

Short but sweet

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
462 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
256 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
42˚
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Description

From the bottom of the Torchere lifts head towards the lift main pulley. Go pass this and descend. Keep to the skier's left and do not go straight down as this ends in a cliff band. Head into the large couloir with the weather station on the left hand ridge. Take care on the exit back onto the pistes as this is rocky and requires careful navigation down, especially if slippy snow.

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

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

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