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Helbronner Cables


Skyway Monte Bianco

Easily accessible, very serious yet excellent steep skiing below the cables on the Helbronner front face.

Freeride Skiing Severe

2 km
0 m
1 km
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
3.4 km
Helbronner Cables Map

At the Torino hut exit on to the viewing deck and climb over the fence and click in. Traverse round on to the front face side stepping and down climbing through the narrow rockstep to put you at the top of the cables face. Ski the initial slope before being faced with a left or right option at the small col. Taking the left head fall line down the couloir traversing slightly right halfway down before a final steep couloir and the entrance onto the glacier below. The exit onto the glacier can require a cliff jump early in the season. Ski down the glacier hugging the rocks on the right before skiing down to the mid station. The right option takes down a large open couloir perfect for fast steep skiing before you take a hard left after a large rock outcropping and traverse back to the small couloir and the descent onto the glacier.



Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.


4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

between January and April


  • Cliffs
  • Glacier

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Crampons

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