The secret dream of every freerider coming to Cervinia. You must skin up a lot but your payback will be one of the most beautiful backcountry lines around here.

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Exposure

Exposure

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.

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Description

Are you sure you want to walk up to the Furggen peak? Think again, are you sure? Ok, if you are sure it means you are a very good rider in very good company and very good shape.

Anyway, NEVER make this choice if the weather is not more than sunny and the forecast shows full sun, no wind and no weather variations.

Also, leave early in the morning and always check the avalanche bulletin paying even more attention to every detail.

Be also aware that here nobody will see or hear you, you are completely alone. Get the Pancheron lift and while you are going uphill sitting on that comfortable chair, look at the peak in front of you: on the right side you can see an abandoned building which is the old arrival of the Plain Maison - Furggen scary cable car that used to bring fearless skiers at the start of one of the most dangerous and deadly runs this has resort ever known.

At the arrival of the chair go leftwards and stay as uphill as possible and pointing towards the moraines.

At a certain point you won't have speed anymore, so put your skins on and walk uphill to get onto the ridge of the first moraine. Once there, go rightwards and start your strides following the safest line you can find, reading the snow conditions to decide the best place to skin up.

Beware of the rightmost side because it's a deadly cliffs area, you wouldn't be the first one falling here...