Swiss Horn

Berthoud Pass

A variety of cliffs and pillows in the trees

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
887 m
Ascent
120 m
Descent
182 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.4 km
High Point
3.5 km
Gradient
31˚
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Description

The Swiss Horn is a treed zone below Hidden Knoll that has a large variety of cliffs and pillows. Some of the cliffs can be rather large, so be aware of what you're getting yourself into before you do it. If you are not interested in cliffs, there are plenty of routes through without any. Although it is short vertical (c.200 feet), it is often worth skiing because the snow here is well protected from the sun and wind.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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