Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs…) but only the consequences of the skier falling.
Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.
Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.
High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.
Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.
Carlo is a classic run.
It's one of the most tracked off piste lines when the powder covers the upper part of the resort.
With its beautiful panorama, moderately challenging slope and good distance from groomed tracks, don't miss this line if you come here, but pay attention to hidden rocks, there are plenty here. Drop in leaving Plateau Rosa towards Zermatt, but just go on more or less 30m then cross the boundary and continue straight, far to but parallel to the on-piste line. Passing the middle line of the wide glacier area, go leftwards and then keep the right side of the run. Enjoy some fun turns in the beauty that surrounds you and keep following rightwards (not too much otherwise you may risk to go on the cliffs facing Theodulo!) then enter the steep section, which will turn even steeper towards the end of the slope. When entering the steep part, please pay attention to hidden rocks, as there are plenty here even with a deep snowpack. Towards the end of the run, the line will widen and keeping your speed will be decisive to reach the snowcat path without walking. At the end of the off-piste line you can choose whether to go up again with the cable car at Cime Bianchi or stay on piste on Ventina, as well as cross the snowcat path and drop into the Barmaz freeride line (long but potentially dangerous).