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Photo of Casamanya skitour Photo of Rialb - Port de Banyell - France - Portella de Cebollera - Sorteny loop Photo of La Rabassa to Grau Roig
  • Casamanya skitour

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Prats, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    3.95mi
    Elevation +
    2740f
    TrailRank
    57| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Casamanya skitour Photo of Casamanya skitour Photo of Casamanya skitour

    Lovely tour up a beautiful peak that sits in the middle of Andorra, giving panoramic views from the top in all directions. Also away from the Andorra/France border so sometimes is clear of cloud when the border is covere...

    Itinerario muy interesante y con buen ambiente. 100% recomendable. Gracias
    marc.miga
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  • near Les Sobiranes, Ordino (Andorra)
    Distance
    8.04mi
    Elevation +
    3638f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Rialb - Port de Banyell - France - Portella de Cebollera - Sorteny loop Photo of Rialb - Port de Banyell - France - Portella de Cebollera - Sorteny loop Photo of Rialb - Port de Banyell - France - Portella de Cebollera - Sorteny loop

    Great loop from the Sorteny car park. Up Rialb valley to the refuge, then up right to the Port de Banyell. Fun easy ski down to the right. Then 300 vertical metre skin back up to Portella de Cebollera. The only bit of th...

    The route is fantastic, however you need to be careful of the "moderate" designation. It's a long route with two long cl...
    ymmark0
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  • La Rabassa to Grau Roig

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    near Juberri, Parròquia de Sant Julià de Lòria (Andorra)
    Distance
    16.05mi
    Elevation +
    5866f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 5.0
    Photo of La Rabassa to Grau Roig Photo of La Rabassa to Grau Roig Photo of La Rabassa to Grau Roig

    A point-to-point tour from La Rabassa to Grau Roig, 3 ascents, 3 descents. The only difficulty is the distance and the final descent from the col de Pessons which can be corniced and prone to avalanche. You pass through ...

    As Cathy said, the length makes it difficult. You need to be careful of the entry into Pessons, it's for advanced skiers...
    ymmark0
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  • Pic de Mil Menut 2779m from Ransol valley

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    near Ransol, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    5.60mi
    Elevation +
    2940f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 3.67
    Photo of Pic de Mil Menut 2779m from Ransol valley Photo of Pic de Mil Menut 2779m from Ransol valley Photo of Pic de Mil Menut 2779m from Ransol valley

    Lovely ski tour from the Ransol valley road, skinning up valley south-west of Bony de la Pala de Jan, skiing down the south-west slope of Pic de l'Estany Mort.

    Ruta muy guapa y sin muchas dificultades.
    luzinthesky
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  • Escas - Pic del Cubil return

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    near Escàs, La Massana (Andorra)
    Distance
    9.02mi
    Elevation +
    3317f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of Escas - Pic del Cubil return Photo of Escas - Pic del Cubil return Photo of Escas - Pic del Cubil return

    Following the easy summer mountain bike track from Escas up to the Pal ski resort, and then skinning up the resort to Pic del Cubil. The ski down below the resort is best done with either a lot of snow, or old/rental ski...

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  • Pic d'Envalira 2827m from Pas de la Casa

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    near Bordes d'Envalira, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    5.77mi
    Elevation +
    2438f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of Pic d'Envalira 2827m from Pas de la Casa Photo of Pic d'Envalira 2827m from Pas de la Casa Photo of Pic d'Envalira 2827m from Pas de la Casa

    A lovely short tour from Pas de la Casa. You can park closer to the peak but starting from where we did doesn't add much time and keeps you out of the potential chaos of the town. The canal you follow up towards the col ...

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  • Pic de la Bassera from Col de Botella

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    near Pal, Parròquia de la Massana (Andorra)
    Distance
    6.49mi
    Elevation +
    3445f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Pic de la Bassera from Col de Botella Photo of Pic de la Bassera from Col de Botella Photo of Pic de la Bassera from Col de Botella

    An easy tour starting from the Pal ski resort (VallNord) at the Col de la Botella. Ski down the piste and across to the Bordes de Setúria (cluster of stone houses). Skin up through the trees up the Riu dels Llacs valley....

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  • Pic de Tristaina south face on skis

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    near Les Sobiranes, Ordino (Andorra)
    Distance
    5.50mi
    Elevation +
    3130f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Pic de Tristaina south face on skis Photo of Pic de Tristaina south face on skis Photo of Pic de Tristaina south face on skis

    Better done in spring when the snow is softer than on 26 Dec when the snow is hard and icy. Approach from the Arcalis ski resort car park, starting by skinning up the pistes. There are several ways in to the Tristaina l...

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  • Sorteny - El Forn - Pic de la Sal

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    near El Serrat, Parròquia d'Ordino (Andorra)
    Distance
    4.99mi
    Elevation +
    3241f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Sorteny - El Forn - Pic de la Sal Photo of Sorteny - El Forn - Pic de la Sal Photo of Sorteny - El Forn - Pic de la Sal

    [EN] Trail head at the parking of "Vall de Sorteny" Natural Park. We warm up in a first nice section along the creek to arrive to the shelter. We turn left and up the south face of "El Forn" direction to Pic de la Sal at...

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  • near Bordes d'Envalira, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    5.94mi
    Elevation +
    2425f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Pas de la Casa - Port de Fontnegra - Portella de les Valets Photo of Pas de la Casa - Port de Fontnegra - Portella de les Valets Photo of Pas de la Casa - Port de Fontnegra - Portella de les Valets

    From Pas de la Casa to the Port de Fontnegra, traversing around the back of Pic del Port de Fontnegra and Pic l'Esquella.Then a steep ski descent and another skin to get down and round the back of Pic Occidental de Fontn...

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  • Ski Tour to Cap del Serra dels Isards

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    near Canillo, Parròquia de Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    3.38mi
    Elevation +
    1965f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Ski Tour to Cap del Serra dels Isards Photo of Ski Tour to Cap del Serra dels Isards Photo of Ski Tour to Cap del Serra dels Isards

    A pleasant half-day ski tour from the Coll d'Ordino road (Borda de Janramon) up to the summit of Cap del Serra dels Isards 2469m. An easy climb, with beautiful views and a lovely ski descent down the SSW face. Once at th...

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  • Ransol to Pic Coma Varilles col

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    near Ransol, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    3.98mi
    Elevation +
    2612f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Ransol to Pic Coma Varilles col Photo of Ransol to Pic Coma Varilles col Photo of Ransol to Pic Coma Varilles col

    15 Feb 2019. Ransol valley up to the col between Pic de la Coma de Varilles and Piques de la Pourtaneille. Lovely tour, not terribly steep, can be done without too many kick-turns. Fun open skiing down undulating terrain...

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  • Pic de Thoumasset 2741m

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    near El Serrat, Parròquia d'Ordino (Andorra)
    Distance
    7.92mi
    Elevation +
    3681f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Pic de Thoumasset 2741m Photo of Pic de Thoumasset 2741m Photo of Pic de Thoumasset 2741m

    An enjoyable outing from the Sorteny car park, up the Rialb valley, turning right near the Cabana dels Planells de Rialb and climbing up the Port de Siguer 2397m. Traverse right and then ski down to Estany Blau. Skins go...

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  • Font Blanca with SW face descent

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    near El Serrat, Parròquia d'Ordino (Andorra)
    Distance
    4.87mi
    Elevation +
    3465f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Font Blanca with SW face descent Photo of Font Blanca with SW face descent Photo of Font Blanca with SW face descent

    Iconic ski peak in Andorra. This follows the most popular line, up the Riu del Comis Vell valley towards Portella de Riabl, turning left just past the Coma de Varilles, up on the shoulder of Font Blanca and then climbing...

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  • Sorteny valley to Clots del Forn

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    near Les Sobiranes, Ordino (Andorra)
    Distance
    5.02mi
    Elevation +
    2267f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Sorteny valley to Clots del Forn Photo of Sorteny valley to Clots del Forn Photo of Sorteny valley to Clots del Forn

    From the Sorteny valley car park, up past the Refugi Borda de Sorteny, and left up the wooded slopes to the Clots del Forn. This is a great choice if you want an easy outing, if you are trying to avoid wind up high,if y...

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  • Prat primer

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    Backcountry Ski
    near les Escaldes, Escaldes-Engordany (Andorra)
    Distance
    5.75mi
    Elevation +
    3074f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Prat primer Photo of Prat primer Photo of Prat primer

    Great, low angle tour. Could have used a bit more snow as the beginning still had a lot of rocks showing through. Managed to skin most of it but had to walk a fair bit on the way down. The tour follows a summer hiking t...

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  • Portella dels Colells

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    near Bordes d'Envalira, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    6.32mi
    Elevation +
    3028f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Portella dels Colells Photo of Portella dels Colells Photo of Portella dels Colells

    23/02/2019 The Portella dels Colells is a nice way into the Montmalús valley that avoids the icy, tracked-out Montmalús col. However, we did need to boot pack up to the col, and use boot crampons to come back down the to...

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  • La Rabassa to Arcalis

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    near Juberri, Parròquia de Sant Julià de Lòria (Andorra)
    Distance
    39.82mi
    Elevation +
    16637f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of La Rabassa to Arcalis Photo of La Rabassa to Arcalis Photo of La Rabassa to Arcalis

    A four day tour around Andorra, from La Rabassa to the Arcalis ski resort. Nights spent at Refugi Illa, Refugi Siscaro and Borda Sorteny. 61.6 km, about 5460m of ascent, plus one ski lift ride at Grau Roig, 5880m descent...

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  • Percanela, Arinsal

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    near Mas de Ribafeta, La Massana (Andorra)
    Distance
    5.75mi
    Elevation +
    3202f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Percanela, Arinsal Photo of Percanela, Arinsal Photo of Percanela, Arinsal

    Percenal - Arinsal Lovely walk through the forest then up the ridge to pic de percanela. There wasn't enough snow to descend down the canals to Arans, so I descended to the saddle in between the two peaks and then down...

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  • Pic Pedrons with East Face descent

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    near Bordes d'Envalira, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    3.92mi
    Elevation +
    2152f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Pic Pedrons with East Face descent Photo of Pic Pedrons with East Face descent Photo of Pic Pedrons with East Face descent

    A quick trip up Pic Pedrons from just below Pas de la Casa, taking the easy skin line up, with a superb ski line down the east face (up to 40 degrees).

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  • Refugio Illa, exit down Madriu valley

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Ràmio, Escaldes-Engordany (Andorra)
    Distance
    8.37mi
    Elevation +
    636f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Refugio Illa, exit down Madriu valley Photo of Refugio Illa, exit down Madriu valley Photo of Refugio Illa, exit down Madriu valley

    2 March 2018. We chose the most conservative exit from the refugio due to the high avalanche risk. It is a very pretty valley but the lower half is frankly a pain in the ass to ski down. You spend a lot of time on the su...

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  • Pic Serrera SE face canal

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    near Ransol, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    6.90mi
    Elevation +
    3642f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Pic Serrera SE face canal Photo of Pic Serrera SE face canal Photo of Pic Serrera SE face canal

    A tour from the Ransol valley parking, up the normal winter route towards Pic de la Serrera, then climbing up the obvious canal in middle of the SE face (axe and boot crampons likely needed). This brings you out close to...

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  • near Arinsal, La Massana (Andorra)
    Distance
    6.69mi
    Elevation +
    4560f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Coma Pedrosa from Pla de l'Estany, down Canal de l'Alt Photo of Coma Pedrosa from Pla de l'Estany, down Canal de l'Alt Photo of Coma Pedrosa from Pla de l'Estany, down Canal de l'Alt

    The longest canal in Andorra, with a sustained drop of 900m. A great line, this track is probably the most direct way to get up to the summit from the Pla de l'Estany (other than climbing the canal itself). By taking a c...

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  • Pic Sanfonts via ridge from Arinsal lifts

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    near Arinsal, La Massana (Andorra)
    Distance
    6.66mi
    Elevation +
    1654f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Pic Sanfonts via ridge from Arinsal lifts Photo of Pic Sanfonts via ridge from Arinsal lifts Photo of Pic Sanfonts via ridge from Arinsal lifts

    16 Feb 2019. This is circular tour. Park at Hotel Patagonia. Go up the Arinsal lifts. Skinning up from the Port Vell blue piste may be quicker that what we did. We had to hike/scramble much of the ridge. With more/softe...

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  • near Les Sobiranes, Ordino (Andorra)
    Distance
    5.42mi
    Elevation +
    3258f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Corredor Oriental de Pic Occidental de l'Arbella Photo of Corredor Oriental de Pic Occidental de l'Arbella Photo of Corredor Oriental de Pic Occidental de l'Arbella

    Great loop starting from the bottom of the Arcalis ski resort. Up in the cirque Tristaina, up to the Port de l'Arbella. Nice ski off - how far down you go depending on how much you want to skin back up. Then start up the...

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