Chardonnet Couloir

Espace Killy

Tignes and Val d'Isère

Vanoise Massif

Excellent and relatively straight forward couloir skiing with only a short hike

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.4 km
Ascent
48 m
Descent
399 m
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
39˚
Chardonnet Couloir Map

The Chardonnet couloir offers excellent couloir skiing. The snow here is often good for a long time thanks to its northerly aspect. From the top of the chair a short hike leads to the col. From the col the couloir starts relatively steeply but never extreme (40 degrees) and gradually widens as the gradient eases off. Continue down the fall line and head right to join the lac piste.

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

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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