Another steeper, more serious variant of the Trifides couloirs


Analysing terrain data









The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) but only the consequences of the skier falling.

Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.


This takes in the furthest (skiers) right of the Trifides couloirs.

The line gets it's name from the obvious shape of the couloir and as a result exposed.

A fall here could be very serious.

It starts far skiers right, first down a steep more open section before narrowing to the S section of the couloir.

There is a large cliff which may require you to rope up with a rope of 30m.

As with the other Trifides couloirs, the line can also be accessed from the line of the disused Dome/Trifides drag lift by taking in the couloir above.