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.
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 central couloirs provide the steep, serious but excellent couloir skiing from the top of Mont-Gele.
If you have your steep ski technique fully dialled and conditions are right, these shouldn't be missed.
From the top of the Mont-Gele lift station turn left and traverse under the summit of Mont-Gele.
Reach the ridge and locate the entrance to the couloirs.
One breaks out skiers right and the other follows the main couloir line.
Both finish on the piste near Attelas.