Passo della Civera - Gressoney valley

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

Alagna

Beautiful descent in a wide gully ending at the Gabiet lake - good for a short day off-piste.

Also in Vercelli, Italy

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
2 km
Ascent
6 m
Descent
603 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
3 km
Gradient
42˚
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Passo della Civera - Gressoney valley Map

Description

This is the perfect route at the end of the day with the last rays of sunshine lighting up your path, or great for a short day out.

From the top station of Passo Salati follow the Salati piste to the end of the first flat road, after the first steep section. Head off-piste on the left side of the piste, under the north face of the Corno Rosso. At the end of a long traverse you will start to climb along a narrow valley, after the first steep part you will arrive in a flat area and be able to see the Passo Zube. From this point the Civera pass is also visible on the right side of the Zube pass. Traverse to the right (south) going up and keeping near to the rock barrier, the last few meters to the pass are quite steep (this climb will take approximately one hour). From the pass, the descent towards the Gabiet lake is on a wide, playful slope. You can then enter a nice gully between some rocks, ending in a wide, open slope that sweeps down towards the lake. At this point you are back in the resort and at the middle station, Gabiet.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

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, December

Features

  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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