Pisse Couloir

Monte Rosa

Alagna

Rarely skied

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
746 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
346 m
Low Point
2.8 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
39˚
Pisse Couloir Map

You need guts to ski this couloir. It really hard to locate since it's not easy visible and its super exposed on big rocky bars. This line starts from the old Indren station. Follow the natural bowl and then a flat slope pointing towards Stolemberg. Keep following the flat slope staying on your left. In front of you is the big Stolemberg peak- go towards it until you will be forced to traverse to your left (because otherwise you will start climbing the peak itself). This is the most delicate part since you are above big cliffs and it is a steep traverse! Keep traversing until you reach a wide couloir that finishes into Balma. This line is for experienced skiers only and lovers of steep and exposed runs!

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, December

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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