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The Finger - canyon descent

The direct descent from The Finger offers playfull terrain

Ski Touring Difficult

3 km
18 m
778 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
362 m
High Point
1.1 km
The Finger - canyon descent Map

Ascend to the col of The Finger by the normal route.


From the col drop down to the skiers right, directly in the fall line. You will soon reach a flatter section before the terrain gets steeper again. Go skiers right of the small hills and into the convex. Here the terrain will get gradually steeper and end in a terrain trap in the bottom of a canyon. Hold skiers right and head for the exit of the canyon to minimize your exposure time in this dangerous terrain.

When out of the terrain trap, you can catch up with your companions and follow the river. You will soon see a field on your left hands side, cross this to get back to your car.



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 November and May


  • Bowl
  • Single Descent

Equipment required

  • Skins

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