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Roger Blanc Couloir

Les Arcs

Vanoise Massif

A difficult and avalanche prone couloir - check before you go

Freeride Skiing Severe

1.1 km
16 m
409 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.2 km
Roger Blanc Couloir Map

This is a popular freeride skiing route which is generally considered to be severe. It's very remote, it features low exposure (e1) and is typically done between January and April. From a low point of 1.8 km to the maximum altitude of 2.2 km, the route covers 1.1 km, 16 vertical metres of ascent and 409 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 4.2 and Labande grade 4.


An easy to access, steep and sustained couloir which is very avalanche prone - check the conditions before you go.



Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

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.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between January and April

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