Pic de Cubil North-West

Grandvalira

Steep lines on alpine terrain

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
470 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
308 m
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
43˚
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Pic de Cubil North-West Map

Description

Pic de Cubil (2470m) has beautiful steep terrain to ride. Often the snow conditions are very challenging on the north-west 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. On your way up you will have the north-west face on your left all time so take some time to study the terrain. This is a very rocky area overall so prior knowledge of conditions is vital. There are plenty of lines but all are technical because of the terrain and because there is a rocky line on the lower right (when coming down) of the face. Depending on the snow there are few spots where you can ride in between the rocks but there is a safe way out on the left side. This lines will finish on the Camí de Pessons piste Be aware of the danger of this line and communicate to the resort because there is a piste just crossing below; all precautions are welcome.

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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