Finestre

Courmayeur

A superb variant from the Arp to join the Dolonne Couloir

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.5 km
Ascent
7 m
Descent
597 m
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
41˚
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Description

This is an amazing variant of the easier Col d'Arp descent. Take the same route for Col d'Arp and ski down the Arp Valley. Stay initially in the valley's centre and then head leftwards to an evident pass (at about 2150 metres) next to a rock spur that takes you directly into the Dolonne Couloir. Ski down the first steep part taking real care of avalanche risk after heavy snowfall. This slopes is north-east facing so the snow is often really good for a long time. After the first steep part you can choose whether you stay more left or more right. Ski down to the valley until you reach the Dolonne Couloir off-piste.

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

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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