Canalone

Madesimo

The most famous freeride slope in the area

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
2 km
Ascent
1 m
Descent
830 m
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
34˚
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Canalone Map

Description

Madesimo's Canalone is well known all over the Alps; it's a 900 metre run with a constant pent of 30-35 degrees. It's never too steep and is really nice to ski but often crowded. It starts right under the Groppera lift. There are signs that point towards it so you can't get it wrong! It is steepest during the first part, which can reach 40 degrees, then it mellows out.

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

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, November, December

Features

  • Cliffs

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