Marmotte 17

The Mischabel Range

Zermatt - Breuil-Cervinia

A short traverse through rolling terrain which leads to great skiing on a long and sustained slope.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
2.6 km
Ascent
1 m
Descent
908 m
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
3 km
Gradient
36˚
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Description

From the Rothorn lift traverse along the right side of the ridge, skiing in the bowls. Gently keep left and head over the ridge before skiing the logical line until you rejoin the Tuffterkumme 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.

Features

  • Trees

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