Jakobshorn E

Davos Klosters

Alpine Couloirs with easy access

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
2.5 km
Ascent
20 m
Descent
978 m
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
42˚
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Description

This route is unmarked but easy to locate. High skiing and mountaineering experience is recommended. The access is very easy, in front of Gügglebahn there is a picnic area, from there the NE ridge of Jackobshorn is very wide and safe to hike. On top there are a few antennas and a weather station. Once there the first couloir drops in on the right with a 40º gradient between some rocky terrain which leads to a wide, steep slope into the bowl. You want to keep left and don't get into the middle of the bowl. Take particular care in the couloir and on the traverse to the right- it's an exposed section. After this first part wide terrain opens up for very good riding leading to the forest. Once in the trees you will find a narrow couloir with some drops on the way down. They can be avoided if you don't fancy them. From there you should see some the roads, farms, the cross-country skiing trail and the stream. Go left at the bottom where you should find a bridge to cross the stream, and walk up to the road where is a bus stop.

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

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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