Altaluce

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

A hidden gem

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
1.3 km
Ascent
71 m
Descent
415 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.8 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
39˚
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Description

From Indren traverse on your right and pass Mantova refuge, ski down the first bowl, continue to traverse and stop when you reach the flat part just before entering Salza. From here put your skins and go up towards Altaluce- it is a true gem for freeriders. It's hidden into the mountains and is not so easy to reach, so usually nobody ski this amazing line. You will ski a steep face first then you will enter the large slopes of Salza finishing in the woods near Stafal. During winter it is not much exposed to the sun so the snow is often incredible. Be careful of the wind- it can create piles of unstable snow, so be careful before entering. This run is exposed over big cliffs so extra precautions!

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Remoteness

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins

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