The Hog's Back

Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren

A steep snow field with often very deep powder

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
419 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
122 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
34˚
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Description

Following the hairpins of the brutal Kanonenrohr black piste, this run is an opportunity for some great consistent steep off piste turns. Leaving the piste anywhere along the track after the last hairpin offers a steep and often untracked freeride option that is best when there is a lot of snow. You may have to negotiate some bushes to access the best part of the run which is a consistent, reasonably steep pitch for approximately 300 metres. It then flattens out before you rejoin the Palace Run having followed the line of the covered up Agertenbach stream to return to the piste close to the Maulerhubel and Allmiboden lifts. You can alternatively join the path of the Inferno and then drop down towards the lift.This offers an excellent opportunity for those wanting to try some steeper off piste without having to trek for ages to get to it.

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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