Couloir Dente Bors

Monte Rosa

Alagna

This is a variation of the Balma classic. A route for experienced skiers, familiar with exposed slopes and with good navigation skills.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
2.2 km
Ascent
3 m
Descent
703 m
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
40˚
Couloir Dente Bors Map

From the arrival of the cable car (Funifor Indren) traverse to the right heading east for five minutes to reach the arrival of the old Punta Indren cable car station. Go up behind it to reach the Bors side. A diagonal slope leads to a wide valley. Keep skiing in the middle of the valley, leaving the Balma classic on the right and enter into a large gully. Traverse to the left, near an obvious rocky buttress (Dente Bors with an old pylon). Look for a short and narrow couloir which allows access to the wide slope below. At the bottom of the slope rejoin the Balma classic.

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

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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