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Couloir de la Gazex

3 Valleys


Vanoise Massif

Straight forward small couloir, not super steep and north facing so good snow to be found

Freeride Skiing Difficult

323 m
0 m
157 m
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
2.8 km
Couloir de la Gazex Map

A nice little couloir with super easy access from the piste. You could ski the Venturon piste first as it runs below the line and you can see how it looks. You literally ski right past it yet this is sometime not skied for days after a dump! From the top of the Cote Brune chairlift from Mottaret, head along the ridge on the Venturon piste and before you get to where the piste marker splits and you have Les Menuires to your left and Mottaret to your right ( Venturon Piste) This is where you will find the couloir, skiers right of the piste. Take a small traverse off the piste and look for an avalanche pipe or gazex as a marker. Often well filled in with snow and not too rocky.



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.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between January and March

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