Couloir Stafal

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

Short run near the cable car

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
472 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
296 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
39˚
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Description

This short run is very popular on a snowy day or after a big dump of snow. Amongst the trees the couloir is protected by an avalanche barrier but is not to be underestimated. From the Sant'Anna cable car station, follow the Marmotte piste on the right for about 200m then head off-piste onto an open slope. After some trees, bear to the left to reach the entrance of the couloir below the avalanche barrier. It is possible to ski on the sides of the couloir until you reach the piste at the bottom.

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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