Grand Balme Couloir P2

Espace Killy

Tignes and Val d'Isère

A spectacular couloir reserved for expert skiers only.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
767 m
Ascent
1 m
Descent
354 m
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
40˚
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Description

From the top of the cable car follow the Descente black piste or the Grande Motte North Face to the bottom of the Rosolin drag lift. Now continue in the same direction, heading away from the lift and traverse under the Dome de Pramecou to a shoulder. This could be a bootpack or more easily skinned. From here a beautiful North facing bowl which brings you to the bottom of a large amphitheater. Traverse right to the top of the central couloir. Ski the steep couloir finishing on the 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

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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