Echaillon Couloir

Serre Chevalier

An alternative option to the Pré du Bois lines. Steep and best when deep.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
240 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
135 m
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
41˚
Echaillon Couloir Map

An alternative to the Pré du Bois tree lines, the Echaillon is no less steep, exciting or challenging. It’s entrance is to the right, NE, of the Echaillon restaurant and once in it you can follow it down to the Bois red run which in turn leads to the bottom of the Pré du Bois button lift. If you cut right too soon as the couloir widens, be prepared for some airtime. There are cliffs to the right that are jumpable if there is lots of snow but the landings need to be precise as there are numerous obstacles in the form of trees and rocks that will check your speed for you rather dramatically if you don’t do it yourself. If in doubt, stay in the central line.

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

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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