Tête du Géant: North Couloir

Avoriaz

Portes du Soleil

Short but steep couloir that often retains brilliant snow conditions.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
1.8 km
Ascent
263 m
Descent
464 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
54˚
Tête du Géant: North Couloir Map

To reach this short but steep and exciting line, take the Pré la Joux chairlift, followed by the Combes chairlift. At the top, ski down the piste to your right a short way until you are above Combe d'en Haut and traverse out as high as you can until you are below the couloir. Ascend the couloir on foot to reach the summit of the Tête du Géant, the Giant's Head. Descend by the same route. The snow here often remains in pristine condition long after a snow fall due to its northerly aspect.

Description

Difficulty

Extreme

Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

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.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Walk Required

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