Grünsee Couloir 97

The Mischabel Range

Zermatt - Breuil-Cervinia

A famous off piste route which is prone to avalanches (so check conditions first).

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.8 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
547 m
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
36˚
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Description

Leave the White Hare piste to the right about half way down on the flat section. Traverse over to the right on the saddle before dropping down into the main couloir. Stay right for an easy open section or closer to the left for 2 tighter couloirs leading back to the main gully. This opens back out at the bottom and drops you on the bottom of the Kelle piste above the Grünsee restaurant.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

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