Reservoir run

Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren

Great off piste turns possible down either side of a ridge

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
481 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
138 m
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
29˚
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Reservoir run Map

Description

Follow the Fis (15b) piste past the reservoir and then take a right off the piste going along the top of a ridge line. From here you can either drop in down towards the Fis run off cornices that can be up to 10 feet high before a short few turns and back onto the Fis run. Alternatively continue along the ridge line before bearing right which opens up a long face down to the Bietenhorn red run, or go over the nose of the ridge and down a steeper pitch to where the Bietenhorn and Fis runs merge. The top of the ridge gives arguably the best view of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau in the area so it's worth stopping for a photo. This route is great following fresh snow and maybe worth heading straight to instead of staying in the Engetal because it can be quickly affected by sunshine especially later in the season, so watch out as it can become crusty.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

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