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Aiguille Rouge - S Couloir

Les Arcs

Vanoise Massif

A magnificent steep and committing line backside of the Aiguille Rouge

Freeride Skiing Severe

1.3 km
25 m
731 m
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
3 km
Aiguille Rouge - S Couloir Map

A steep and committing line down the backside of the Aiguille Rouges opens up some great skiing in the right conditions. Although its East facing aspect means it can be tricky to find in the right conditions. And you need to be sure about the snow conditions before venturing on this route. The line itself lower down is threatened from other slopes above you. It is clear from the start that you are dropping in to a big mountain environment on steep slopes away from the marked runs of the ski resort. The first turns are the steepest and the couloir opens up and gets wider lower down - although stays steep for some way - the couloir itself is over 400m long. The route continues down to pick up the forest path that takes you back round to the Planay de Villaroger.



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 January and April

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