Banana Couloir

Espace Killy

Tignes and Val d'Isère

A steeper alternative to the classic Banana line

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.6 km
Ascent
2 m
Descent
691 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
43˚
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Description

For more interest and a steeper skiing than the classic Banana descent, head left towards the couloirs above the Joseray piste. The couloirs are quite steep and shouldn't be underestimated. You can continue to the valley or head left of the line shown back to the Loye chair.

Difficulty

Severe

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.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

February, March

Features

  • Cliffs

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