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Pan de Rideau's North East / Y Couloir

La Grave

Les Deux Alpes and La Grave

Even steeper than the Pan de Rideau classic

Freeride Skiing Extreme

1 km
0 m
738 m
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
3.4 km
Pan de Rideau's North East / Y Couloir Map

Very serious skiing with an incredible atmosphere for experts only. A line even steeper than the Pan de Rideau classic. It takes a more direct line via a 50-55 degree couloir to rejoin the classic Vallons route. Start as per the Pan de Rideau classic and after around 150m vertical head left to the snow arete and the entrance to the couloir. From here follow a plumb line down the couloir and the glacier below to rejoin the Vallons route. The line is very committing. Pay special attention for icy patches or rocks on the initial traverse.



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

Extreme Exposure (E4)

4 out of 4

In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.


3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

between March and April


  • Glacier

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