Pic de Cubil North-East

Grandvalira

Steep terrain and couloirs from Pic de Cubil

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.1 km
Ascent
4 m
Descent
396 m
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
43˚
Pic de Cubil North-East Map

Pic de Cubil (2470m) has beautiful steep terrain to ride. Often the snow conditions are very challenging on the north-east face due to strong winds. From the top of Llac de Cubil or Cubil chairlifts the peak rises up steeply. The easy way up is to climb the north-west ridge. The way up is steep so crampons are recommended for icy sections as well as ice axe and other safety equipment for climbing. Although the way up can be challenging it does not offer any technical challenge beside steepness. The ski lines are hidden during the ascent but can be seen from Pessons and Camí de Pessons. The north-east face has steep rideable couloirs in a very rocky terrain but be careful with the terrain and snow conditions. Once at the summit and ready to ride down the line just follow below the eastern ridge to access one of the couloirs; the least steep couloir is straight and wide. Once out of this section start traversing left where a little ridge takes shape. Ride on top of the ridge to the rolling terrain, heading to a flat area. From there just follow the creek in the same direction back to Pessons piste.

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

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Crampons

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