Canale NW Telcio

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

Short but scenic couloir, a great option for entry into the Salza valley.

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
1.7 km
Ascent
121 m
Descent
362 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
48˚
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Canale NW Telcio Map

Description

This couloir is a great challenge for rookie steep skiers, short in length but steep at 45°.

Follow the Salza valley itinerary until you reach the Salza col. Pass by it and cut left, going down until you reach the lower Salza col. Head upwards on the diagonal towards the East on the Gabiet side to reach the ridge from the Telcio. Climb along it for 20 minutes to an obvious peak. Keep the summit on the left to reach the entrance of the couloir. It is steep and narrow in the beginning but opens up onto to upper slope of the Salza valley. Follow the Salza itinerary to the bottom.

Difficulty

Severe

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

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

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, April

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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