[Video] Swiss resort opens one of the steepest ski runs in the world
The alpine resort Glacier 3000 in Canton Vaud has inaugurated one of the steepest ski runs in the world. The Swiss ski resort was able to open the so-called “Black Wall” after building a 265-metre-long tunnel through the mountain.
Switzerland now home to one of the steepest ski slopes in the world
From now, skiers at the resort will be able to experience one of the three steepest ski slopes in the world, right here in Switzerland: the Black Wall. During the three-kilometre descent from the summit of Glacier 3000 to the valley station at Col du Pillon, the black run sees the brave few that tackle her ski down a 46-degree slope.
Originally called the Pierre-Pointes descent, the slope was first opened in the 1960s, before being closed and redesignated as an off-piste route in 1999. Now, thanks to the construction of a 265-metre-long tunnel through the mountain, and the attachment of a snow plough to a 1,400-metre-long cable in order to groom the top of the run, adrenaline junkies will be able to use the slope again without having to go off-piste.
Glacier 3000 warns: Black Wall is only for expert skiers
Needless to say, Glacier 3000 CEO Bernhard Tschannen told 20 Minuten that "only the expert skiers will be able to tackle this run." After watching the video below, you can certainly see why:
Video: Glacier 3000 / YouTube