Pic alt de Cubil north-west

Grandvalira

An extreme freeride line for experienced riders

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.1 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
486 m
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
40˚
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Pic alt de Cubil north-west Map

Description

This is one of the most respected areas in the whole resort and is not often ridden. An area which has been hosting a World Freeride Tour stop, Pic de Cubil north-west has plenty of challenges for all those able to pick a line. After an intense 2.5 hour hike up the western ridge from Enradort top station, this mountain makes an impression. The run begins with a wide, fairly steep slope at the very top leading into a wider area followed by a fun rolling area. For hiking up crampons and ice axe is recommended in order to deal with any potential difficulties near the top of the climb up the ridge.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Crampons

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