Lago Gabiet - Netscho Valley

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

A straightforward ski in some remote and captivating scenery.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
3 km
Ascent
30 m
Descent
586 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
30˚
Lago Gabiet - Netscho Valley Map

This descent does not present great deal of difficulty but you should be careful after a big snowfall due to exposure to avalanche danger on some steep slopes below the dam. This route is not suitable for snowboarders due to a long flat part near the Netscho village.

Description

From the middle station Gabiet take the Gabiet chairlift to Lago. At the top, ski down to the lake and traverse across the middle of it (if the conditions allow) or stay on the left side until you reach the dam guardian's house. There is a small pass on the left side of the house that signals the start of the descent.

Once through the pass, a narrow valley leads to slopes below the dam. Follow the summer path, navigating through the rocks (can be a bit tricky) and traverse left to a long slope ending in a flat section near the Netscho village. Cross the river on the bridge and follow the summer path in the forest, bending left until the last wide open slope above the Gressoney village. Ski down and once you reach the road turn left to reach the Punta Jolanda chairlift.

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

4 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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