Spazzatura

Cervinia

Zermatt - Breuil-Cervinia

A very classic ride below Plateau Rosa for intermediate to expert riders

Also in Valais, Switzerland

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
3.3 km
Ascent
29 m
Descent
643 m
Low Point
2.8 km
High Point
3.4 km
Gradient
32˚
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Description

The Spazzatura is another very popular off piste line, on par with Theodulo, Carlo and Roberto runs. It's one of the very first lines that freeriders choose because of its beauty and medium-sized descent, easily reachable again getting the Cime Bianche - Plateau Rosa cable car "140". The most dangerous section is the first quarter, where many crevasses are usually hidden by the snow. So please follow the very upper line or the very bottom one, closer to the rocks that separate Plateau Rosa to Cime Bianche lift building. After this wide part, you will find the less dangerous section, showing you a really beautiful panorama towards the Matterhorn and Grand Murailles ridge. If the snowpack is shallow, don't forget that the whole area here is rocky, so potentially dangerous. Following the narrower line towards Carlo and Roberto lines, you will then turn left towards the right side of the Cime Bianche lift building. Avoid to stay too far left because there is a hidden lake. Go straight towards the snowcat path and back to Cime Bianche - Plateau Rosa lift.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, October, November, December

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Glacier

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