World's Scariest Ski Slopes
Grand Couloir, Courchevel, France
The Ride: Just getting to the Alps’ most famous on-piste couloir requires serious cojones. Once off the Saulire Télépherique cable car, you’ll need to navigate a terrifyingly narrow, frequently icy 200-meter-long ridge, with steep, rocky drop-offs on either side—and that’s just the appetizer. Next comes a sharply pitched chute that even experts have been known to snowplow down, followed by a teeth-chattering bump field for dessert.
Insider Trivia: Though it’s less known and has an easy-to-miss entry, the adjacent Emilie Allias couloir is equally challenging.