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Canale dell'osservatorio+ Virgola

canale dell'osservatorio+virgola

Ski Touring Difficult

15 km
1.8 km
1.9 km
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
2.4 km
Canale dell'osservatorio+ Virgola Map

This is a popular ski touring route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's remote, it features medium exposure (e2) and is typically done between March and April. From a low point of 1.3 km to the maximum altitude of 2.4 km, the route covers 15 km, 1849 vertical metres of ascent and 1850 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 3.1 and Labande grade 4. You'll need skins, ice axe and crampons to complete it safely.


salita per il canale della Virgola fino a Cima dell'Osservatorio. Discesa per il Canale dell'Osservatorio fino ai Laghi di Pilato. Da qui risalita fino al Rifugio Zilioli e poi cresta fino alla Cima del Redentore. Discesa finale per il Canale della Virgola



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.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between March and April


  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons