Couloir Grande

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

A variant of the Canale dell'Aquila

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.1 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
398 m
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
3 km
Gradient
34˚
Couloir Grande Map

The Canale Grande runs parallel to the Canale dell'Aquila on the right side and is very popular. It is wider than the Aquila but has the same steepness. From the top station of Punta Indren follow the marked itinerary until the flat section approximately 200m before the Canale dell'Aquila where you will keep to the right side near the rocky face and enter into the Canale Grande. Follow the gully until you reach the flat area in front the Oreste Hutte. Then, from the little dam, follow the sticks on the left and continue straight ahead. As the valley becomes narrow keep to the left side for a long traverse until you reach the piste, just before the middle station at Gabiet.

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, April, December

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