La Balma's cliff line

Vallnord

A long line with a small cliff in the middle.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
564 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
152 m
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
30˚
La Balma's cliff line Map

This is again another easily accessed line; turn left 20 meters before the red slope passes under the "La Coma" chairlift. The line is not steep and can feel like a piste until the middle cliff section where the main rock (optional) need some technical skills, it can be taken as cliff into the side part or the middle section, but bear in mind cliff taken into the front cliff is big. The line gets some good amount of snow so unless a poor season snow is always here. Avalanche risk is pretty low unless where steepness is present close to the big rock. The lower section of the line is really flat and some speed is important in order to avoid some walking to reach blue slope "La Coma" which leads back to "La Coma" ski area or the bottom of the ski resort by green slope "La Basera".

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, April

Features

  • Cliffs

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