Couloir dei cavi

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

Short run under the cable car

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
609 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
328 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
42˚
Couloir dei cavi Map

This couloir takes its name from the cable of the lift above. Due to this location it is popular, but not always in good condition as it is narrow and rocky and requires a lot of snow to be skied. It is possible to look into the couloir to check the snow cover from the lift. From the top station of the Sant'Anna cable car, follow the slope down just below. The main chute of the couloir becomes quite narrow but once safely out the end traverse to the left in the direction of the cable car station.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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