Cavallina

Madesimo

An aesthetic couloir in Valchiavenna.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
2.2 km
Ascent
4 m
Descent
865 m
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
46˚
Cavallina Map

A nice couloir/face that descends from Pizzo Groppera. It is usually less crowded then Canalone and a little bit steeper.Usually the snow is great and the skiing is fantastic with a great view across the mountains. This line starts under Groppera lift. Keep to your left for about 300 metres without losing too much height. Here you will see an evident and ample slope - follow it until it finishes in a forest. Here 100 metres more will take you to the Vanoni piste.

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, December

Features

  • Cliffs

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