L'Arolette Couloir

Chamonix

Balme (Le Tour)

Giving 600 meters of fantastic skiing, this is worth the hike.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
888 m
Ascent
38 m
Descent
326 m
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
42˚
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Description

Hike from the Tête de Balme chairlift to the summit of L'Arolette then enter the steep North facing couloir and ski it into the Jeurs bowl. Take the flowing terrain back left into the woods and return to the Tête de Balme lift. Beware as these steeper faces in the Le Tour back bowls are notorious for avalanches.

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

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

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