Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) 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.
Roberto is another very classic run.
Like Carlo, it's one of the most tracked off piste lines when the powder covers the upper part of the resort.
With its beautiful panorama, challenging slope and good distance from groomed tracks, don't miss this line if you come here but pay attention to hidden rocks and steep and moderately narrow sections. Drop in leaving Plateau Rosa towards Zermatt, but just go more or less 30 metres then cross the boundary and continue straight, far but parallel to the on-piste line.
Passing the middle line of the wide glacier area and enjoying the beauty that surrounds you keep leftwards (not too much otherwise you may risk to go on the cliffs below Plateau Rosa!) and 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 - there are plenty here even with deep snowpack.
Towards the end of the run, the line will widen and keeping some 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 very long but potentially dangerous Barmaz freeride line.