Guidebook

The Worlds Most Iconic Ski Lines

A selection of the most famous and revered freeriding and ski touring lines from around the globe.

FATMAP

Description

Freeride skiing and ski touring offer some of the most thrilling and breathtaking experiences in the winter sports world. From the steep and technical lines of Chamonix to fall line skiing that over looks the ocean in Lyngen, there are countless iconic runs to choose from.

Whether you're a seasoned backcountry veteran or a beginner looking for inspiration, these are the runs that should be at the top of your bucket list.

Vallee Blanche
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP's Editorial team.

Vallee Blanche

Chamonix
2,027 m
31 °
11 m
13.6 km
Perhaps the most famous ski descent in the world? Technically moderate but very serious skiing in an absolutely breathtaking setting.
Moderate
Private
Rognon de la Girose
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP's Editorial team.

Rognon de la Girose

Les Deux Alpes and La Grave
796 m
34 °
2 m
3.0 km
Breathtaking views and fantastic glacier skiing
Difficult
Private
Schwarztor
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP's Editorial team.

Schwarztor

Cervinia
2,107 m
44 °
275 m
14.3 km
An amazing mountain journey through complex glaciers with stunning views of the Matterhorn
Difficult
Private
Corbet's Couloir
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP's Editorial team.

Corbet's Couloir

Grand Teton National Park
158 m
40 °
0 m
0.3 km
The big show!
Extreme
Private
Tredjetoppen North Side Descent
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP's Editorial team.

Tredjetoppen North Side Descent

Narvik
1,120 m
44 °
295 m
6.0 km
Probably the best ski run in the Narvikfjellet backcountry, but beware - this is a serious run despite the easy access.
Severe
Private
Cerbului Valley
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP's Editorial team.

Cerbului Valley

5 - 6 hrs
15.9 km
521 m
1,805 m
30 °
A fun adventure across the Bucegi Plateau and down a spectacular valley
Difficult
Private
Val Setus - A Classic Dolomites Couloir
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP's Editorial team.

Val Setus - A Classic Dolomites Couloir

Dolomites
2 - 3 hrs
7.7 km
425 m
1,399 m
49 °
A Stunning Journey Across the Sella Massif Followed By An Aesthetic Steep Descent
Severe
Private
Mont Blanc North Face
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP's Editorial team.

Mont Blanc North Face

Chamonix
1 day +
22.3 km
2,889 m
2,889 m
37 °
A satisfyingly long descent from the Alps' highest summit.
Difficult
Private
The Tupper Traverse
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP's Editorial team.

The Tupper Traverse

Glacier National Park
1 day +
14.9 km
1,847 m
2,063 m
60 °
A mini-ski traverse including high alpine bowls, glaciers & a massive run down the Connaught avalanche slide path.
Moderate
Private
Kågen Island Traverse
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP's Editorial team.

Kågen Island Traverse

Lyngen
1 day +
18.0 km
2,480 m
2,477 m
36 °
A long, difficult, but rewarding traverse of three summits on Kågen island in Arctic Norway
Severe
Private