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Lavancher Couloir

Espace Killy

Tignes and Val d'Isère

Vanoise Massif

A popular, easy to access classic couloir - you'll need to get up early to get first tracks here.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

1 km
0 m
453 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.3 km
Lavancher Couloir Map

This is a popular freeride skiing route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's remote, it features medium exposure (e2) and is typically done between January and April. From a low point of 1.9 km to the maximum altitude of 2.3 km, the route covers 1 km, 0 vertical metres of ascent and 453 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 2.2 and Labande grade 3.


Start down Danaides and once on the flat section head further left and enter this exceptionally fun couloir that offers steep skiing away from the crowds.



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 April


  • Trees

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