Mont Gele - Bouquetin

Verbier

Another steep Mont-Gele classic couloir

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.2 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
521 m
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
3 km
Gradient
41˚
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Mont Gele - Bouquetin Map

Description

The Mont Gele couloirs are Verbier classics and whilst they may be easily accessible they should not be underestimated. Good and sure snow conditions are required. The Bouquetin couloir is a great natural line with opions to exit towards La Chaux or the pistes from Attelas towards Ruinettes. If you have your steep ski technique fully dialled and conditions are right, these are definitely worth a look. From the top of the Mont-Gele lift station, turn right and traverse the slope, following the ridge line on the south side. The entrance to the couloir is at 2930m. Follow the couloir directly down to join the piste or traverse out right and across the ridge using a broad shoulder to join the top of the La Chaux 2 lift.

Difficulty

Severe

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

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

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