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Vallon d'Arby - Ocean Drive



A steep and enjoyable couloir which finishes down the Vallon d'Arby

Ski Touring Severe

870 m
17 m
470 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.7 km
Vallon d'Arby - Ocean Drive Map

Ocean Drive is an excellent steep couloir for those who are willing to hike for their turns that finishes in the beautiful and wild Vallon d'Arby. From the Col de Chassoure, start down the piste and then leave the piste to ski down and right under the chair lift. Try to keep as much speed as possible to save on the walking. A set of skins are useful. Continue traversing until underneath the Col des Champs Ferret which is accessed via a short climb. From the col traverse around the the east side / right hand side of the ridge and access the top of the couloir. Ski straight down the couloir to the flat area below and finish as described in the Vallon d'Arby - Les Plans route.



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.


3 out of 4

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


  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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