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Photo of Tosall Bovinar from Lles de Cerdanya Photo of Tuc de Lhuça from Refugi Colomers Photo of Ventosa Hut to Restanca Hut via Pic Montardo 2833m
  • Tosall Bovinar from Lles de Cerdanya

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Arànser, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    8.00mi
    Elevation +
    3068f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of Tosall Bovinar from Lles de Cerdanya Photo of Tosall Bovinar from Lles de Cerdanya Photo of Tosall Bovinar from Lles de Cerdanya

    A nice mountain with easy access from Cadi tunnel / Cerdanya / La Seu d'Urgell. Not 5 star due to the long traverse needed at the start and end to get across from Lles de Cerdanya, which is a cross-country ski station. M...

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  • Tuc de Lhuça from Refugi Colomers

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    near Vaqueira-Beret, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    4.34mi
    Elevation +
    2031f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Tuc de Lhuça from Refugi Colomers Photo of Tuc de Lhuça from Refugi Colomers Photo of Tuc de Lhuça from Refugi Colomers

    A nice peak close to the Colomers refuge, easy to climb up, fun to ski down, and with great views from the top. We didn't go to the highest point, which is at the east end of the summit ridge. With good snow you can skin...

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  • near Taüll, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    5.28mi
    Elevation +
    2178f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Ventosa Hut to Restanca Hut via Pic Montardo 2833m Photo of Ventosa Hut to Restanca Hut via Pic Montardo 2833m Photo of Ventosa Hut to Restanca Hut via Pic Montardo 2833m

    The normal route from the Ventosa Hut to the Restanca Hut, including the popular climb of Pic Montardo 2833m on the way. Note: our descent line to the hut is skiers right (north) of the normal descent line to the hut, i...

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  • Refugi Colomers from Aiguamòg valley parking

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Tredós, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    5.53mi
    Elevation +
    2139f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Refugi Colomers from Aiguamòg valley parking Photo of Refugi Colomers from Aiguamòg valley parking Photo of Refugi Colomers from Aiguamòg valley parking

    The normal route in to the Colomers Refuge from the parking (where the road closes due to snow) in the Aiguamòg valley, accessed by a turn-off the main road in the village of Salardú (follow national park signs). Follows...

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  • Pic de Ratera from Amitges Hut

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Espot, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    5.13mi
    Elevation +
    2313f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Pic de Ratera from Amitges Hut Photo of Pic de Ratera from Amitges Hut Photo of Pic de Ratera from Amitges Hut

    This is a nice day tour from the hut, and the views from the peak are magnificent. You ski down from the hut for a hundred vertical metres before beginning to skin (and you have to skin back up to the hut at the end). W...

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  • LA MOLINA-REFUGI NIU D'AGUILA-LA MOLINA

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    Backcountry Ski
    near La Molina, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    7.01mi
    Elevation +
    2664f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of LA MOLINA-REFUGI NIU D'AGUILA-LA MOLINA Photo of LA MOLINA-REFUGI NIU D'AGUILA-LA MOLINA Photo of LA MOLINA-REFUGI NIU D'AGUILA-LA MOLINA

    TROBADA AMB ELS AMIC D'ESQUI DE MUNTANYA PER ANAR A FER UNA NOCTURNA SOPANT AL REFUGI NIU D'AGUILA I TORNAR A BAIXAR. A LA COTA 2300MTS A LES 20:35 ESTAVEM a -10Cº

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  • near Espot, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    4.40mi
    Elevation +
    1591f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Amitges Hut to Estany Llong Hut via Pic del Portarró 2734m Photo of Amitges Hut to Estany Llong Hut via Pic del Portarró 2734m Photo of Amitges Hut to Estany Llong Hut via Pic del Portarró 2734m

    A much more interesting way to get from the Amitges Hut to the Estany Llong hut, skinning up to the 2598m breche between Pic del Portarró and Pic Inferior del Portarró and then bootpacking up the east ridge of Pic del Po...

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  • Lles - Refugi de l'Illa (day 1/2 of the tour)

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Arànser, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    7.58mi
    Elevation +
    3675f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Lles - Refugi de l'Illa (day 1/2 of the tour) Photo of Lles - Refugi de l'Illa (day 1/2 of the tour) Photo of Lles - Refugi de l'Illa (day 1/2 of the tour)

    First day of a fantastic ski tour from Lles (Spain) to the Andorran mountiain hut Refugi de l'Illa. Our idea was to enter through the mountain pass of Port de Setut but due to the snow situation (1 meter of snow the p...

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  • Pic de Salòria from above Os de Civis

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Os de Civís, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    7.26mi
    Elevation +
    5010f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Pic de Salòria from above Os de Civis Photo of Pic de Salòria from above Os de Civis Photo of Pic de Salòria from above Os de Civis

    A lovely peak south of Os de Civis, but best done in winter. The snow melts fast once spring temperatures arrive and we went too late in the season. Easy access to the col skinning up a road with some shortcuts, then a f...

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  • Canal de l'Ordiguer - Puig del Quer, Cadi

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    Backcountry Ski
    near el Quer Foradat, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    6.95mi
    Elevation +
    3537f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Canal de l'Ordiguer - Puig del Quer, Cadi Photo of Canal de l'Ordiguer - Puig del Quer, Cadi Photo of Canal de l'Ordiguer - Puig del Quer, Cadi

    Attempted ski descent of de l'Ordiguer, from the top of Puig del Quer, in the Cadi range. Attempted because my binding broke halfway down and I have to do the rest of the descent on crampons. Uri skied all of it, but wit...

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  • Pic de Moredo 2766m

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Alós de Isil, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    4.03mi
    Elevation +
    2848f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Pic de Moredo 2766m Photo of Pic de Moredo 2766m Photo of Pic de Moredo 2766m

    Ski ascent of Pic de Moredo late in the season. North of Esterri d'Aneu above Alós d'Isil. We were able to drive up to the snow line on the track above Alós d'Isil, but you need a 4x4 (Rav 4 coped fine). Lovely ascent, s...

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  • Peña Blanca circular tour in cirque d'Anéou

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    Backcountry Ski
    near El Portalet, Aragón (España)
    Distance
    6.25mi
    Elevation +
    2953f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Peña Blanca circular tour in cirque d'Anéou Photo of Peña Blanca circular tour in cirque d'Anéou Photo of Peña Blanca circular tour in cirque d'Anéou

    From the Portalet parking (about a kilometre down the road on the French side of the France/Spain pass), climbing up the north-east side of Peña Blanca and skiing down the north-west side. The powder was so good we then ...

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  • Pic Acué circular ski tour

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    near Candanchú, Aragón (España)
    Distance
    9.70mi
    Elevation +
    3891f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Pic Acué circular ski tour Photo of Pic Acué circular ski tour Photo of Pic Acué circular ski tour

    Starting from the electricity station of Estaens 1250m above the Forges d'Abel, following the road up through the forests of Espélunguère. Climbing up the Ruisseau valley to the col of Acué 2019m. Pass to the west of Pic...

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  • Formigal to Pico Arroyetas col

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    near El Portalet, Aragón (España)
    Distance
    5.35mi
    Elevation +
    2605f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Formigal to Pico Arroyetas col Photo of Formigal to Pico Arroyetas col Photo of Formigal to Pico Arroyetas col

    Starting from the Anayet parking of the Formigal ski station. A good short route if you are looking for powder on north-facing slopes. We didn't quite go to the col but the last part would be easy to do.

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  • near Vaqueira-Beret, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    8.53mi
    Elevation +
    2904f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Colomers hut to Arties valley via the north face of Montardo Photo of Colomers hut to Arties valley via the north face of Montardo Photo of Colomers hut to Arties valley via the north face of Montardo

    From the Colomers hut, following the normal route across the Port de Caldes 2410m and on to the summit of Montardo 2833m. You can reverse this route to return to the hut or ski down the normal route via the Restanca hut ...

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  • Pic de la Colilla 2834m from Aransa ski station

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Arànser, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    11.18mi
    Elevation +
    3399f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Pic de la Colilla 2834m from Aransa ski station Photo of Pic de la Colilla 2834m from Aransa ski station Photo of Pic de la Colilla 2834m from Aransa ski station

    Something to do if you are avoiding high avalanche risk on steeper peaks, but not a brilliant tour, in my opinion. There is a lot of flattish ground to cover and thick trees to ski through on the way down. Start from th...

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  • Canal de l’Ordiguer - canal del Cristall

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    Backcountry Ski
    near el Quer Foradat, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    6.28mi
    Elevation +
    3022f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Canal de l’Ordiguer - canal del Cristall Photo of Canal de l’Ordiguer - canal del Cristall Photo of Canal de l’Ordiguer - canal del Cristall

    Booted up the canal de l’Ordiguer, finishing via the left variation, which brings you out right at the summit. Then skied down the canal del Cristall. Ordiguer 450m vertical, 40 degrees with 50 degrees for the left finis...

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  • near Sorpe, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    24.92mi
    Elevation +
    9793f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Aigüestortes National Park 3 night hut-to-hut ski tour

    A point-to-point tour (needs 2 cars or use a taxi service) that can be done in 3 nights, staying at the Amitges, Estany Llong and Ventosa i Calvell huts. Book huts via http://www.lacentralderefugis.com. For the track...

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  • ValTer

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Setcases, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    5.06mi
    Elevation +
    3038f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of ValTer Photo of ValTer Photo of ValTer

    A nice climb, fun first ride down, a nice 2nd climb, a nice and slightly tougher ride down, cross a flat area until a half circle of peaks, first veered right to gain altitude, then hang a left for a while, ride down was...

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  • Aneto

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Aneto, Aragón (España)
    Distance
    13.54mi
    Elevation +
    4757f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Aneto Photo of Aneto Photo of Aneto

    Today Alpine Skimo in a wild place in Huesca, Pas de Cavall Vallibierna tuca culeres with good company of Monica and Rafa fantastic weekend.

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  • La Besurta - Maladeta - Aneto - Aigualluts

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    Backcountry Ski
    near es Bòrdes, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    12.47mi
    Elevation +
    6427f
    TrailRank
    94| Rating 5.0
    Photo of La Besurta - Maladeta - Aneto - Aigualluts Photo of La Besurta - Maladeta - Aneto - Aigualluts Photo of La Besurta - Maladeta - Aneto - Aigualluts

    Mas abajo hay la explicación en castellano (CAT) Esplèndid i fantàstic comiat d'una bona temporada d'esquí de muntanya en un dia radiant. Inicialment només anàvem a fer la Maladeta però quan decidim passar el Portill...

    Té molt bona pinta!!! Apuntada.
    Caroline2
    Muchísimas gracias por compartir la ruta, que se ve impresionante y por la traducción en Castellano que nos ayuda mucho ...
    Pelchas
    Molt recomenable
    joanoriol
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