Those who love steep skiing and have excellent mastery of movement and solid experience on skis, can challenge the spellbinding Vallençant couloir that drops vertically from Monte Cristallo. The great Cristallo Range offers many opportunities for off-piste skiing, from less challenging to consistently hard and steep extreme skiing (*) recommended to high level technical skiers.
The Frenchman Patrick Vallençant was the first to ski down this couloir. He was the iconic skier of the 70's when extreme skiing was a revolutionary and non-comformist activity and we used to ski on long skis with unsecure ski bindings and makeshift boots.
(*) Off-piste skiing is labeled extreme when the incline is over 45 degrees. Other factors determine the extreme difficulty of the run, such as snow conditions, run exposure, slope length, route width and climbing difficulties encountered along the itinerary.