Ski touring route

Rocher Colombe south east couloir

ski grade

4.2 PD E2

Dec - April








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How to use the ski touring guides

An easy access couloir line that offers great skiing in a stunning location.

Park at Le Pont de Alp. Follow the obvious path past the waterfall, that leads up to the higher valley, as the valley opens up you see the small commune of L’Alpe du Lauzet (great via ferrata here in summer) on a good snow year you just see the roofs of the buildings. At the buildings turn north and cross a bridge and follow the Torrent du plan chevalier. You should see the Rocher Colombe in front of you,  the line goes to the left of the main rock face. Follow the valley floor and then start to climb westwards towards the line. Once it starts to steepen it’s normally easier to boot up, it passes a few narrow gaps to the final head wall which is steep. This leads to the top a small col.


Ski down the couloir, be aware that the last steep section is south west facing so will transform slightly later than the rest of the route. Ski down the steep slopes, at the bottom of this there is a rock narrowing, it is possible to avoid this by using a slope on skiers right. Once out of the rocks the face opens up. You then can pick the best line back down to the valley floor. Ski back to the bridge (some poling maybe needed) cross the bridge and ski back to the parking. Keep an eye out for other skiers or walkers coming up the thinner part of the path.

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