Theodulo Alto

Cervinia

Zermatt - Breuil-Cervinia

From the drop in, follow the upper left line as close as possible to the Theodul. The is the classic old line which is for experienced riders only!

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
742 m
Ascent
1 m
Descent
276 m
Low Point
3 km
High Point
3.3 km
Gradient
40˚
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Description

The Theodulo off piste lines are very popular in Cervinia. Probably they are THE most popular, so if you wake up after one day of good snowfall and the avalanche bulletin reports good conditions, get the lifts and go here as soon as possible. The drop in is moderately steep but short, then - following this upper line on the left side of Theodulo - the run becomes really fun, moderately steep but really one of the best here. Stay on the very leftmost side to avoid the central line which has exposed rocks and little cliffs. Follow the leftmost line as close as possible to the slope that marks the dip. When the slope becomes wider you will see that the slope between right side and your left side of the run is linked, so you can go faster rightwards, bringing as much speed as possible to reach the groomed snowcat path that will leads you towards the groomed tracks. Or... cross the snowcat path and continue on the Barmaz freeride line, one of the longest here.

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.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, October, November, December

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Glacier

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