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Banana Couloir- Vallons of Chancel

La Grave Freeride - steep couloir
La Grave telemark - Banana couloir 38°©client Snowlegend

Lake Puy Vachier is located just under Chancel refuge (2508m). This frozen winter lake is dominated by impressive cliffs 150m high. Three couloirs: the Patou, Banane and the Lake, are very steep and cross these cliffs in a very alpine atmosphere. The Banane is the longest of them and slightly curved. The entrance can be technical and often has moguls. The rather large main slope allows you to get some good turns in. It is the ideal couloir to discover steep slopes and to test or progress technically and mentally. It allows the Snowlegend team to assess your ability and thus guide you on some freeride routes on the north or south face and other longer and steeper couloirs!