Off-piste skiing Val Fonda Couloirs to Cristallo

From the majestic amphiteatre formed by the Creste Bianche (white crests) of Monte Cristallo three parallel couloirs, differing in slope and difficulty level, descend towards the Fonda valley: the Couloir 1 is intermediate, the Couloir 2 is difficult and the third one, Couloir 3, is very difficult.

The freeride skiing slopes are varied an never boring, you will certainly enjoy a perfect off-piste skiing excursion.

Information about the freeride skiing itinerary Val Fonda Couloirs to Cristallo

In order to access this freeride skiing itineraries it is necessary to climb up with crampons and ice axe on a short but demanding vertical rock face, just above the Staunies cableway arrival on Monte Cristallo.

The first part of the slope is quite steep, it goes along a narrow couloir that reaches the wide Creste Bianche amphiteatre.

From there, you will see on your right side three passes which are the starting points of the three narrow couloirs. The left couloir is Couloir 1, the central one is Couloir 2 and the right one is Couloir 3, the steepest one.

The last, sheerest canyon is amazing and its rock faces are very much eroded by atmospheric agents.

Technical information

  • Difficulty level: difficult-very difficult
  • Average slope: Couloir 1 38°, Couloir 2 42°, Couloir 3 45°
  • Elevation loss: 1500 metres
  • Exposure: North-east



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