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Tajos de la virgen straight line

Sierra Nevada Resort

An enjoyable, open NW facing slope accessed by the same traverse as several other runs

Freeride Skiing Difficult

1.2 km
0 m
297 m
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
3 km
Tajos de la virgen straight line Map

From the Laguna's chairlift, take the red slope Olimpica - this slope is pretty flat at the beginning and a bit narrow. The best approach is to take as much speed possible to join the black slope Tajo de la virgin. Please note that this slope is closed most of the time so as soon as you leave the red slopes you are already in the backcountry. Stay as high as you can - most of the time the track will already be in. This is the only easy way to access this line. You can clearly see where there is a nice gully, we still need to carry on as high as possible above it. Once the gully area is passed there is a little ridge. We must continue the traverse to get access to the Laguna's area beyond this ridge - this is a hike of about 10 minutes. Bear in mind we are traversing a real steep part, between 45 to 50 degrees so take particular care. Continue traversing with skis on for about 300 meters until you join a lower rock band, then go straight down. There are a few big rocks in the middle that you can put turns around. It slowly flattens as you descend. Try to keep up some speed to join the red slope Cartujo's red run, bringing you down to the 4 seater express chairlift.



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.


3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

between January and April


  • Walk Required

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