Mont Gele - Couloir de la Chaux

Verbier

An enjoyable line down the west facing couloir from the top of Mont Gele

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.2 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
584 m
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
3 km
Gradient
43˚
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Mont Gele - Couloir de la Chaux Map

Description

The snow transforms rapidly on the sunny side of the Mont Gele so you have to be quick to enjoy fresh snow here. But you can often find good spring conditions here in the early afternoon too. Descend and then traverse from the lift station across the south face to find the entrance to the west facing couloir de la Chaux. Warning: be careful of the steeper terrain above you as you traverse. Ski the couloir and rejoin the pistes above La Chaux. There is a variant to the couloir accessed a little lower down the South face.

Difficulty

Difficult

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.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

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