Couloir Miniere

Monte Rosa

Alagna

A serious couloir in a high mountain environment – an excellent introduction to steep skiing.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.6 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
606 m
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
41˚
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Description

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 this long diagonal pitch to your left and without losing any height, head towards the slopes bordering the rocky ridges. Go down the wide couloir and then down a slope suspended over a rocky cliff band (there is a high danger of avalanches here after snowfalls or strong windy periods). Keep to the left side of the slope and then continue to traverse left until you reach a small pass. After this pass there is a wide valley that marks the beginning of a long and straight couloir (200m) which ends on the flat area of the Balma. Ride down the middle of the couloir, or if the conditions allow, there are two small narrow sections that you can access from the main couloir. Follow the track of the Balma classic to get down and out of the valley.

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

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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