Gentianes - Highway

Nendaz

Verbier

A bit like Stairway without the bootpack

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.2 km
Ascent
17 m
Descent
411 m
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
42˚
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Description

A Verbier classic for those who don't / won't / can't walk and want a steeper more direct line. From the Col de Gentaines take a high traverse a continue traversing to the North, past the climb up to Stairway. Go left of the Pylon and locate the entrance to the line, left of the small summit. Ski the fall line down the steep slope and then head right to rejoin the itinerary run back to Tortin.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

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