Youla nera

Courmayeur

A good offpiste run from the Youla when conditions lower on the mountain are bad.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.2 km
Ascent
3 m
Descent
434 m
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
37˚
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Description

From the top of Youla cable car station exit and head right to cross the big wind barrier at its left side. Ski down (pay attention for hidden rocks) then take the first couloir on your right. Head down, always keeping a bit right, pointing towards the Comba Moretta piste. After the steep part an easy traverse rightwards allow you to join the piste almost at its end. Take care to avoid the couloirs straight below this run that take you into the forbidden and dangerous area. Take care after heavy snowfall or strong wind, as avalanche risk can be high.

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, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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