Couloir Canale Jschechette rises in the Western Alps, in the Alpi del Monte Rosa Range. It is an incredibly spectacular place that offers a wonderful off-piste ski descent. The environment in which it develops is superb, squeezed between two huge rocky walls. The descending couloir is very narrow but not particularly steep and the snow that it collects often keeps soft for a rather easy ski ride. A very popular and sought after excursion.

  • Monte Rosa
  • 5 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the freeriding in Alagna to Jschechette Couloir

The steep skiing in Alagna to Jschechette Couloir starts from Passo dei Salati that can be reached from Alagna or from Staffal taking the Monterosa Freeride Paradise cable car. The path starts going down through the Gabiet ski track before leaving it at the end of the plain. Then the skiers will make a long traverse right under Mount Corno Rosso that leads to the entrance of a little valley that stretches all the way to Passo di Zube.

With the seal skins or skis on their back, the skiers will climb up through the valley -steep in the beginning and in the end- until they reach the wide and evocative pass Passo di Zube, at an elevation of 2874 meters. From the pass the view to Mount Monte Rosa Is absolutely priceless.

Leaving the pass the itinerary enters the valley where the ski descent starts leading to the couloir. The access to the couloir is rather steep and narrow but it gets wider and wider as the path goes down. Next come the wonderful and wide slopes of valley Vallone d'Olen. From there the hikers will cross the traces that come down from the valley and they will reach the ski track that will bring them back to the Pianalunga cable car station.

The steep skiing in Alagna to couloir Canale Jschechette does not feature particularly complex technical issues. Caution is needed anyway, particularly at the entrance of the couloir, rather narrow and with declivities up to 45°. It features a 270 meter elevation gain and a 850 meter elevation loss until the station of the Pianalunga cable car. The climbing route faces west while the descent faces north and north-east.

Price for freeriding in Alagna to Jschechette Couloir

€ 360 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 390 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 420 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at the Start of Monterosa Freeride Paradise
    Alagna
    Fraz. Bonda, 19
    13021 Alagna Valsesia, VC

    Gressoney
    Località Staffal, 17
    11020 Tache - Gressoney-La-Trinité, AO
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 45°51'12.2"N 7°56'06.8"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Freeride skis
  • Freeride ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Skins
  • Crampons
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche backpack

What you need to know

  • Participants Anyone over the age of 16, with an adequate level of training and fitness, can participate in this experience.
  • Under 18 Minors under the age of 18, if unaccompanied, require a waiver of liability from the parent or guardian of the child, that must be given to the guide before the excursion begins.
  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Skipass The excursion requires the skipass, which is not included in the price, and may be purchased at the ski-lift ticket offices in the departure area.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Moderate terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are moderate. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a mountain guide for freeriding in Alagna to Jschechette Couloir, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the steep off-piste skiing excursion.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the activity.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide and all the contact information.