La Pyramide Avals

3 Valleys

Courchevel

One of the easiest and most enjoyable routes into the classic Avals valley

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
1.2 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
468 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
35˚
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Description

As with all the lines in the Avals valley there is a twenty to thirty minute ski/tour/trek out of the valley back to Courchevel 1650 but dropping into the valley from the top of Pyramide drag lift means the easiest and quickest route in and still a fantastic ski down to the valley. As you cut left off of the drag lift try and stay high as you ski back on yourself before dropping in, this way you avoid getting caught in the bowl just ahead of you. Ahead of you are two routes, either over the spine down open faces into the basin or down through the gully to the left of the spine. The gully route is a bit more technical but the open faces of the spine are hard to resist once you see the wide untracked powder ahead of you.

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

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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