Zermatt

Hornli Couloirs

Map:


Orienteering:
Top of Hornli drag lift (above Schwartsee). Turn left towards the Matterhorn and keep left to follow run 53 which is a short red cutting down to Schwartzsee.

As soon as 55 and 53 split, cut off the piste to your right and traverse right. There are three bowls in parallell, and depending on the snow and rocks, choose your drop in point.

Season:
Whole winter
Vertical drop:
300 m

How´s the skiing:
Bowls are north facing so the powder stays fresh when is crud all around. The bowls can be very difficult to get into (so I've put level 4 difficulty). After the first few turns, terrain is less steep and is easier.

Beware of the AVALAUNCH RISK dropping into the bowls - the angle of the slope and the lack of inhibiting rocks puts it at a decent risk of slipping.

Level of difficulty:
4/5
Grade:
4/5

By: danielg00 | 16/01/2012

  1. Hoyt
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    Hoyt | 29/02/2012 22:46          

    55 & 53 come together at top of lift would you please give better directions into bowls
    Thanks for helping
    1st week April I am there