La Becca

3 Valleys

Les Menuires

Meribel

An easily accessible and very demanding couloir with a huge snowfield to follow

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.1 km
Ascent
28 m
Descent
339 m
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
39˚
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Description

Take the Becca chairlift in Les Menuires and as you exit the chairlift you slide forwards and take the skis off. Hike up the face in front of you, roughly 30 vertical metres and under 5 minutes. From here skis back on and along the ridge to the right where you will see the Becca couloir to your left and running down towards the Cote Brune chairlift way below. Steep and challenging for the first 50m and then it opens out. Few issues to deal with on the way down and a great long pitch to keep you smiling till lunch. Gets morning sun so best early if it's powdery.

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

Features

  • Cliffs

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