Olimpica line

Sierra Nevada Resort

A high altitude freeride line before going into better freeride in the "Tajo de la virgin"

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
735 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
292 m
Low Point
2.9 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
31˚
Olimpica line Map

Take the Olimpica red slope and follow it for about 50 metres beyond the Lagunillos red slope, then turn off right. This run will always be a bit rocky and occasionally you will need a later entrance to the run to avoid them. You will then find a nice section that can be straight lined for about 150 metres, but remember the bottom is more rocky again. The mid section of this run can hold plenty of snow so pay attention to the snowpack. The exact line will vary, just follow your nose to avoid the worst of the rocks. As soon as the lower rocky section is passed you will join the red slope “Lagunillos” to get back to the bottom of the chairlift.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

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

Features

  • Cliffs

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