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Trifides - Epaule Couloir

La Grave

Les Deux Alpes and La Grave

A variation on the classic Grand Couloir

Freeride Skiing Severe

333 m
0 m
254 m
Low Point
2.8 km
High Point
3 km
Trifides - Epaule Couloir Map

For those who want to try something different or avoid the mogul field of the Grand Couloir, there are several variations possible, the most common of these which is about the same difficulty as the Grand Couloir is the Epaule or 'shoulder' couloir. Start as per the Grand Couloir but head further skiers left to the entrance of the couloir. The line can be reached from P2 or the higher entrance from the old disused Dome/Trifides 1 drag lift which takes in the couloir above.



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 December and April

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