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Couloir Balza

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

An aesthetic line in memory of a good friend

Ski Touring Severe

2.2 km
66 m
861 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
3.3 km
Couloir Balza Map

This line is in memory of Matteo Balzarotti, a good friend, too soon passed. It is a quite aesthetic couloir located just a little bit uphill Berni Couloir. It's quite steep and needs a 25m rappel to bypass a cliff. It should be skied with firm snow. It gives an amazing view over Monte Rosa glaciers and will give you the possibility to ski 2000m of vertical drop in an incredible environment.


In order to access this line you have to follow the path towards Quintino Sella Refuge. As you arrive towards the final ridge that give access to the refuge take a hard right and head for a valley with some snowy bowls. Climb a little higher to reach the access.



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.


4 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

between January and April


  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Glacier

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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