Dolonne Couloir from Le Greye

Courmayeur

An excellent offpiste when Youla cable car is closed

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
2.8 km
Ascent
6 m
Descent
973 m
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
40˚
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Dolonne Couloir from Le Greye Map

Description

Head up to the same start point at the top of the Checruit Cable Car (take the immediate left hand exit of the cable car) and then pass the LeGreye skilift/slope. Reach a small pass that take you inside a small couloir. Begin to descend always going a bit right. There are a few fun and playful rocks to pop off and the odd drop to play around with. After around 500 metres or so of a fairly undisturbed section of downhill, you will approach trees and a stream. Take care always of avalnche after important snowfall. The Dolonne couloir can be swept away by avalcnhe from the upper part.

The trees should act as a notifier to slow your speed right down and begin the rather arduous and annoying section of forest. You will spend the next 10 to 15 minutes winding through the rocks, trees and stream- over ice and mud until you reach the side of red run 25 or the "Dolonne" run. This path next to the stream will naturally take you bearing left which allows you to pop back onto the piste and descend down to the Dolonne 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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Trees

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