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Sierra Nevada Resort

A quick line which is easy to reach from the blue slopes and not too steep.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
418 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
124 m
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
26˚
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Description

From the Gondolas or at the same height, easily cut from the slopes without any walk needed. The face is usually either wet or frozen due to the huge quantity of sun it receives. Snow cover on this side is not huge as a result of the sun. Instead of carrying on with the blue slope, this short cut will help to join the bottom section of the ski resort. Be aware that there can be a lot of people at the bottom of the run and do not forget that you cross some small rivers, which can be rocky. Speed won't be huge as the blue slope used to enter in the run is not steep at all. The best time to ski it is after some fresh snow fall and then you can hit the run, check the snow cover as when there is not any base at the beginning of the season this run is not best choice of line. Some nice time can be found and this area will save you a lot queuing in the blue slope and a gain of time. The blue slope faces due south-west will have with some sticky snow and some Nordic style skills are needed to join the skis resort as the track is quite flat. In case of good snow conditions some little rocks can be jumped along the run.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

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