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Freaux Couloir

La Grave

Les Deux Alpes and La Grave

A wild adventure and 800m long couloir

Freeride Skiing Severe

2.1 km
13 m
922 m
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
2.3 km
Freaux Couloir Map

A great adventure away from from the lift served area, down an 800m long, steep, narrow couloir. The route ends at the village of Les Freaux and you will need to hitch back to La Grave or arrange transport to avoid a long walk back. Start down the classic Chancel route or the couloirs above the lake. After the lake, head straight down towards the forest and towards two narrow gullies - take the left hand one. The couloir is relatively mellow at the start but narrows and gets much steeper. Head slightly skiers right in to the forest towards the bottom to stay on the right ride of the couloir. Use the bridge over the Romanche towards the village of Les Freaux. Warning - the bottom of the couloir can often be filled with avalanche debris. The right hand couloir can also sometimes be skied but is often a waterfall - check before you go.



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.


3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

between February and March

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