Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mattjisch Horn & Glattwang ski tour

Tobias and I took advantage of the one-day weather window and sought out some powdery cruiser slopes. The avalanche situation was a bit tricky so we looked for something small with gentle slopes -- Mattjisch Horn (2461m) and Glattwang (2376m) fit the bill pretty well. It was a pretty lazy day with just under 1000m of ascent and about 2000m of descent all the way down to the village of Jenaz. We saw a spooky avalanche on another peak that was apparently triggered by a lone skier -- judging by the tracks no one was hurt.

skiers approaching Mattjischhorn

looking West

skiers following our tracks on Glattwang

Avalanche on Rothorn -- SE facing slope around 30 degrees. You can see ski tracks leading up to the crown and out the bottom. 
consulting the map

cruiser slope glee