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Grande Balme Couloir P1

Espace Killy

Tignes and Val d'Isère

Vanoise Massif

A spectacular couloir reserved for expert skiers only.

Freeride Skiing Severe

2.6 km
49 m
603 m
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.9 km
Grande Balme Couloir P1 Map

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. This could be a bootpack or more easily skinned. Once below the Dome de Pramecou ski down tending right in a beautiful North facing bowl which brings you to the bottom of a large amphitheater. Traverse right to the top of the first Couloir. Ski the couloir finishing on the piste.



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.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between January and April


  • Cliffs
  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins

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