Pazolastock-Martschalllücke

Andermatt

Very popular and crowded in the high season. The ride down is much better!

Also in Uri, Switzerland

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
8.5 km
Ascent
802 m
Descent
1.3 km
Duration
4-5 hrs
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
35˚
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Pazolastock-Martschalllücke Map

Description

From Oberalp pass (train station) you follow the tracks south, first walking along a north-east face up to flat area, then a few degrees right onto the ridge (watch our for cornices). There you cross it and ski down a little to your right to continue west. When you get to the ridge on your right there is Pazolastock a bit higher and on your left you follow the ridge to an unnamed peak (2743 metres). There you start skiing. 100 metres ahead and 50 metres lower there is Martschllücke. You turn west and follow the slope. If you keep to your right, you will find at the bottom a long natural half-pipe. At its end keep left and head toward Nätschen. Cross the little dam and continue on the road.

Difficulty

Difficult

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.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Equipment required

  • Skins

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