Posettes Couloirs

Chamonix

Balme

Balme (Le Tour)

Long consistent, but serious couloirs offer amazing skiing.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
3.1 km
Ascent
12 m
Descent
893 m
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
41˚
Posettes Couloirs Map

Long consistent couloirs offer amazing skiing. From the top of the l'Aiguillette lift traverse hard right maintaining your height to the ridge line. Turning the corner choose from one of these classic couloirs which can offer exceptional and sustained skiing all the way to the valley floor. Traverse back to the Vallorcine station. These couloirs are steep and very prone to avalanche. Make sure you know the conditions before you set out. In early season or in lean conditions there can be quite a few bushes in the various couloirs. Best avoided at the very end of a hot day as they heat up in the afternoon sun.

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

  • Trees

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