Boisses Couloir

Espace Killy

Tignes and Val d'Isère

A fun shortcut above Tignes Les Boisses

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
646 m
Ascent
8 m
Descent
169 m
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
53˚
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Description

Really just a short-cut and and exercise in cutting corners, the Boisses Couloir is nonetheless a cracking little route to play around in quite technical terrain. Cross the wide flat area beyond the start of the Marais chair, aiming towards an obvious col towards the dam end of the lake. The entry to the couloir is obvious and can be quite narrow, depending on snow conditions. The couloir itself is only 50 yards long, and accesses a fun little steep-ish pitch that rejoins the Mélèzes piste.

In good snow years, the cliff-heavy sector around the corner to skier’s right of the couloir can have some (very technical) skiable routes through if sufficiently filled in. These are likely to feature mandatory airs so best to scope from below before rolling the dice!

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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