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DIY S01E03: Chevalier Couloir


Les Grands Montets

Chevalier Couloir is uber steep, and should only be attempted in the best snow conditions.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

4.4 km
249 m
1.2 km
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
3.5 km
DIY S01E03: Chevalier Couloir Map

The Chevalier couloir can be accessed with a short tour from the top of the Grand Montets lift. Crampons, ice axes, and rope are crucial. The entry is very steep and requires extreme caution. Following this depends on the snow conditions. When the snow is good, it is a steep but fun couloir to ride, and it opens up at the bottom. You can continue to traverse left at the bottom of the run and return to the Grand Montets lift.


Watch the full video of this line, featured in Xavier de le Rue's web series: https://youtu.be/8rBnFccvWIY



Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

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.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between January and May


  • Couloir
  • Glacier

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit

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