Plattjen Pillow Line

Saas Fee

The Mischabel Range

A great pillow line for those looking to hop from snowcapped rock to snowcapped rock.

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
1 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
527 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
35˚
Plattjen Pillow Line Map

Following piste 1 from Plattjen lift station towards lift line, you will ski right under the cables at one point. At this point follow the cables downhill. The first section until you reach the crossing with the blue path is relatively open and able to pick several lines for your group. A few rock drops here if you so wish, the only real time you need to be careful is when you approach the blue path for the first time. There are some nice drops to get you to a hard packed path so pick a nice line. From the blue path take a nice little breather, the next section is incredible! You will stand on the edge of the path and see a field of boulders and rocks all capped with nice fluffy snow (hopefully). Theres no particular line to be advised. Just navigate yourself down keeping roughly under the lift line and enjoy the pillows. From the second blue path, you can take the path back to the lift station to go again. Or if the snow looks right and enough cover the keep following the cables right down to the station. This line is not always available but if you're lucky to have the snow conditions just right, you'll be a fool to miss this one out.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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.

Best time to visit

February, March

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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