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Ski Pas de Chevre

Setting off from the Grands Montets Station in the Morning Shade

The North Face of the Drus is ever present on this classic Chamonix Off-Piste run

The Top of the Rectiligne Couloir

The Classic Pas de Chevre keeps to the right of this steeper couloir variant

Great Skiing in the Upper Pas de Chevre, Up to C. 35 Degrees

The Chamonix Valley in the Shade Beyond

The Open Lower Section Once the Steep Narrows are Passed

Atmospheric Terrain with superb views across to the Chamonix Aiguilles & Mont Blanc with the North Face of the Drus Beyond

The Steep Narrows of the Pas de Chevre

Sometimes an abseil is required here but a simple side slip is fine today

The Open Meadows Under Les Drus

Just below this section at C. 2100m a leftward traverse is necessary

The Leftward Traverse at Around 2050m

Once in the trees a steep pitch gains a flat terrace which can be exited left or right. Left requires more shuffling but is a better descent.

The Pas de Chevre Exits on to the Mer de Glace

The fine cascade above marks the best descent couloir

Skiing the 'Pas de Chevre' with Mont Blanc & Chamonix Beyond

These west facing slopes from the Grans Montets give a great vista of the Chamonix Aiguilles, Valley & Mont Blanc Massif

Light Untracked Powder In the Pas de Chevre Jan 2013

Skiing under the mighty North Faces of Les Drus & Aiguille Verte, Chamonix Valley