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Couloir de Pramain

La Plagne

Vanoise Massif

A beautiful, varied line down wild open slopes

Freeride Skiing Difficult

3.1 km
14 m
983 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.8 km
Couloir de Pramain Map

A fantastic off-piste adventure through wild terrain, but with relatively easy access. The skiing is varied with a combination of open slopes at the top and spaced trees lower down. Never too hard, but this a big mountain environment, so make sure you are properly prepared and aware of the snow conditions and avalanche risk. Cut right from the Bellecote black piste as high as you can before it turns left into the Rochu bowl, and pick a traverse line across the wide slope towards an obvious ramp leading leftwards to the col in the ridge ahead. Once through the col bear left down the wide open couloir. As you approach the treeline bear left for a more open descending traverse to the bottom, or right for a longer finish through the open trees, both finishing on Le Dérochoir piste.



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

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between January and March


  • Trees

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