Pic de Cabagnou line

Vallnord

A long approach to a steep line in 2 different sections.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.2 km
Ascent
70 m
Descent
351 m
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
42˚
Pic de Cabagnou line Map

1 hour is needed from the top of "Creussans" chairlift. Firstly climb the Pic de Cabagnou via the ridge and then ski down until the flat part. The line is steep but not extreme with a maximum gradient of 45 degrees. The first part of the line is short and finishes into a flat area before a second 45 degree section. However rocks are present in the bottom of the line and good route choice is really important to avoid falls. The line gets a lot of sun so make sure there's enough snow before heading in into the lower section in the spring. Remember that the E facing sections of the line can be wet and heavy or frozen. Avalanche risk is pretty important in both steep parts around here. The line finishes on the red piste "L'Estany" which leads back to "La Coma" ski area.

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, April

Features

  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons

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