Chamois 16

The Mischabel Range

Zermatt - Breuil-Cervinia

The front of the Rothorn face which features a variety of gullies and ridges to play around on - just don't stray too far left of the poles as the aspect changes to South.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.6 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
707 m
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
3 km
Gradient
38˚
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Description

After the top steeper section of the Schneehuhn piste, take the left hand turn on the flat and continue straight, traversing onto the ridge of the mountain. The slope then drops away to the left onto a steeper open face. This face has good snow, rolling down a convex slope, until it flattens out and bends round to the right at the bottom. There is a small traverse before the next section which is a steeper pitch, with a great choice of lines. You turn another corner now, and get a few deep breaths before hitting the next pitch. This pitch starts to feature a few small trees as you head down towards the Tuftern run and there is a choice of gullies and small ridges to explore on the bottom of this open face, before you reconnect with the piste.

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.

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