Seggiovia Pancheron 1

Cervinia

Zermatt - Breuil-Cervinia

A moderately steep short line just underneath the Pancheron chair lift.

Also in Valais, Switzerland

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
496 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
235 m
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
40˚
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Description

This run and its twin Pancheron 1 are some of the most popular in the resort. Very easy to reach - just get the Pancheron lift and drop in under the lift line - it's fun because it's easy to keep some speed and enjoy the powder. Anyway, pay attention to rocks and - as you can see by the Gazex placed on both sides of the line underneath the lift - to avalanches. The snow slide possibility is very high here, so you must read the avalanche bulletin and avoid this run if the conditions are not favourable (suitable might be avalanche risk 1,2 or low 3 maximum). When an avalanche happens here, it really moves a lot of snow and damages everything in its path.

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, October, November, December

Features

  • Cliffs

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