Gobba di Rollin

Cervinia

Zermatt - Breuil-Cervinia

A nice line over the glacier

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.9 km
Ascent
4 m
Descent
635 m
Low Point
3.1 km
High Point
3.7 km
Gradient
39˚
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Gobba di Rollin Map

Description

This line traverse in first part the Gobba di Rollin then you will enter a wide face that sits in front of the Matterhorn- it's really aesthetic but remember you are on a glacier.

You can easily reach this line using the summer ski lifts on the glacier or taking the Klein Matterhorn cable car- make sure you have the ski pass that includes Zermatt. From the top station of the Klein Matterhorn, once you have left the tunnel, go straight in front of you, side stepping a bit or pushing with your poles. Then you will enter a gentle section where you can enjoy some wide turns. The slope will get progressively steeper (never too much) while you approach the central part. Here you can either follow a wide couloir (in front of you) or keeping your left you can ski outside of it- multiple lines possible! The line will end on the slope that runs down to Plan Maison.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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, November, December

Features

  • Glacier

Equipment required

  • Rope

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