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Banana Couloir

La Grave

Les Deux Alpes and La Grave

One of the best known La Grave Couloirs - a classic

Freeride Skiing Severe

1.1 km
5 m
376 m
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
2.7 km
Banana Couloir Map

This has become one of the best known couloirs in La Grave. A fantastic adventure which is definitely steep, but relatively short. A good place to warm up the legs for some of La Grave's steeper more committing lines. The line's shape means a fall would still be serious so be careful under hard/icy snow conditions. The entrance is just below a nipple-shaped rock.



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.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between January and April

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