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  • 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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  • Seebodenalp - Rigi - Goldau

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Rigi Staffel, Kanton Schwyz (Switzerland)
    Distance
    8.22mi
    Elevation +
    2405f
    TrailRank
    56| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Seebodenalp - Rigi - Goldau Photo of Seebodenalp - Rigi - Goldau Photo of Seebodenalp - Rigi - Goldau

    At least one in life we have to do it. Taking care of the recent snowfalls, we decided to ascend the Rigi. Is quite famous and with a lot of tourists, but descending the way that we did, then is was fine. To descend fol...

    At the end it was a nice day!
    marta.ferrer
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  • Skimountaineering Bulgària-Vihren

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Bansko, Област Благоевград (България)
    Distance
    16.55mi
    Elevation +
    5899f
    TrailRank
    55| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Skimountaineering Bulgària-Vihren Photo of Skimountaineering Bulgària-Vihren Photo of Skimountaineering Bulgària-Vihren

    Cota més alta de les muntanyes del Parc Nacional de Pirin. La ruta comença des de l'estació d'esquí de Bansko. Malauradament, la meteorologia no ens acompanya i no podrem gaudir de bones vistes. Comencem des d'un pàrqu...

    Gràcies companys!
    ratillaman
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  • Crested Butte - Red Lady

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Crested Butte, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    5.82mi
    Elevation +
    2887f
    TrailRank
    54| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Crested Butte - Red Lady Photo of Crested Butte - Red Lady Photo of Crested Butte - Red Lady

    [EN]Fantastic back country ski trail nearby Crested Butte, we went up to the locally known as Red Lady peak, through a private property area that the hard work of locals has avoided until nowadays to become a mine. It is...

    This is a safe and great ride up to Red Lady's summit. There's a small shelter at the end of this trail where you can ch...
    Anderson
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  • Fang - Le Verdy

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Im Fang, Canton de Fribourg (Switzerland)
    Distance
    4.03mi
    Elevation +
    2625f
    TrailRank
    53| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Fang - Le Verdy Photo of Fang - Le Verdy Photo of Fang - Le Verdy

    As a high avalanche risk, we just decided to take a more safety route. That doesn’t mean enjoyable and with powder snow. This time we went to spend the weekend next to Juanpass (near Gruyer). The weather was so nice an...

    100% recomended when the avalanch risk is high
    marta.ferrer
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  • Bivacco Val Loga from Montespluga 31/12/2017

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Montespluga, Lombardia (Italia)
    Distance
    6.13mi
    Elevation +
    2822f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo of Bivacco Val Loga from Montespluga 31/12/2017 Photo of Bivacco Val Loga from Montespluga 31/12/2017 Photo of Bivacco Val Loga from Montespluga 31/12/2017

    Bivacco Val Loga from Montespluga Participants: Manu, Ricky, Andrea, Marta, Marti CA 31/12/2017 9:15h Sortim del parking de Montespluga amb els esquis posats i seguim el carrer Via Spluga que ens porta cap a dins d...

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  • Mount Ampasar (3050 m)

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Shnist, Kotaykʼ (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    6.43mi
    Elevation +
    3684f
    TrailRank
    51| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Mount Ampasar (3050 m) Photo of Mount Ampasar (3050 m) Photo of Mount Ampasar (3050 m)

    Route description: Ampasar mountain is located in Pambak sierra by stretching to the north in the central part of Kotayk province of the Republic of Armenia. Ampasar ski track is situated on the 3050m altitude in Lori pr...

    The route is very steep and as showed in pictures, it's only for skiing, not hiking.
    Shushan Rubenian
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  • near Kongsvoll, Sør-Trøndelag (Norge)
    Distance
    35.57mi
    Elevation +
    5043f
    TrailRank
    51
    Photo of 2015.04.11-18 - Dovrefjell national park, Norway (5 days) Photo of 2015.04.11-18 - Dovrefjell national park, Norway (5 days) Photo of 2015.04.11-18 - Dovrefjell national park, Norway (5 days)

    Norway - Dovrefjell National Park Duration: 5 days Departure / Arrival: Kongsvoll station (Kongsvold Fjellstue, 892 m) Highest point: Snøhetta (2.286 m) Distances and cumulative elevation: 57 km, +1.540 m Day 1: K...

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  • Volcan Osorno

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    Backcountry Ski
    near La Ensenada, Los Lagos (Chile)
    Distance
    7.56mi
    Elevation +
    4849f
    TrailRank
    51
    Photo of Volcan Osorno Photo of Volcan Osorno Photo of Volcan Osorno

    This is a spectacular peak to climb, although we found poor snow. An icy corrugated base with a thin and uneven layer of wind blown snow on top. We eventually dumped the skis and finished the climb on foot, using crampon...

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  • Volcan Casablanca

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Antillanca, Los Lagos (Chile)
    Distance
    5.62mi
    Elevation +
    2612f
    TrailRank
    50| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Volcan Casablanca Photo of Volcan Casablanca Photo of Volcan Casablanca

    An easy climb with amazing views in good weather and a fun ski down. We got a walkers lift pass for US$11 each that let us use just the bottom chairlift (the snow didn't reach the base of the resort - it was a bad season...

    Great easy ascent for randonee or ski touring with beautiful views of nearby volcanoes and lakes and a fun ski down.
    Juan Carlos Dominguez
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  • Melchsee-Frutt nach Rotsandnollen

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Melchsee-Frutt, Kanton Obwalden (Switzerland)
    Distance
    11.52mi
    Elevation +
    2687f
    TrailRank
    49| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Melchsee-Frutt nach Rotsandnollen Photo of Melchsee-Frutt nach Rotsandnollen Photo of Melchsee-Frutt nach Rotsandnollen

    Last Saturday we went to Melchsee-Frutt. The weather wasn’t nice, but enough to do some skitouren. We took the cable car from Stöckalp to Melchesee-frutt. There, we decided to go to Rotsandnollen. For our opinion, it ...

    Una miqueta toston... sort que el lloc era guai :)
    marta.ferrer
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  • near Kongsvoll, Sør-Trøndelag (Norge)
    Distance
    9.77mi
    Elevation +
    1870f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of 2015.04.11-12 - Kongsvold Fjellstue (Kongsvoll) - Reinheim Photo of 2015.04.11-12 - Kongsvold Fjellstue (Kongsvoll) - Reinheim Photo of 2015.04.11-12 - Kongsvold Fjellstue (Kongsvoll) - Reinheim

    Kongsvold Fjellstue (Kongsvoll) - Reinheim Duration: 4 h Departure / Arrival: Kongsvoll station (Kongsvold Fjellstue) / Reinheim cabin Highest point: Reinheim cabin (1.346 m) Distances and cumulative elevation: 15.7 ...

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  • Obersee - Breitchamm

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Oberlochegg, Kanton Glarus (Switzerland)
    Distance
    10.50mi
    Elevation +
    3540f
    TrailRank
    46| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Obersee - Breitchamm Photo of Obersee - Breitchamm Photo of Obersee - Breitchamm

    Our first visit to Glarus we decided to go in Obersee. The landscape is quite nice and the quality and quantity of snow was nice (even with the high temperatures that we are heaving). The route starts with a kind of fla...

    I will like to come back again! :D
    marta.ferrer
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  • near La Bérarde, Région Rhône-Alpes (France)
    Distance
    8.55mi
    Elevation +
    269f
    TrailRank
    44| Rating 4.0
    Photo of Refuge Adele Planchard to Pont d'Arsine car park Photo of Refuge Adele Planchard to Pont d'Arsine car park Photo of Refuge Adele Planchard to Pont d'Arsine car park

    From the Refuge Adele Planchard, skiing directly down to the Glacier de la Plate des Agneaux, and on down to the Refuge de l'Alpe de Villar d'Arêne - you need to skin up about 100 vertical metres. From there skin for ano...

    Lloc espectacular amb un ambient de montanya autentic. Llàstima que la neu edtava molt dura i feia malt temps.
    Jonipelut
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  • Ski tour day trip (on 17&18 March 2012)

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Riemenstalden, Kanton Schwyz (Swiss Confederation)
    Distance
    13.39mi
    Elevation +
    6952f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo of Ski tour day trip (on 17&18 March 2012) Photo of Ski tour day trip (on 17&18 March 2012) Photo of Ski tour day trip (on 17&18 March 2012)

    We made two ski-tour day trips from the Lidernen Hut (1727m). The hut was easily reached by gondola lift (cable car) and has plenty possibilities for skiing and climbing. We parked the car at 9:10 (paid parking), took th...

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  • Norway Svalbard Day 5 Ausflanke

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard (Svalbard and Jan Mayen)
    Distance
    7.89mi
    Elevation +
    4528f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo of Norway Svalbard Day 5 Ausflanke Photo of Norway Svalbard Day 5 Ausflanke Photo of Norway Svalbard Day 5 Ausflanke

    We had problems on the coast for landing. There was a high wall of ice difficult to pass. Then we skied up on the glacier up to a steep wall before de saddle. From the saddle we continued in short turns to the summit. Fr...

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  • near Le Montenvers, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (France)
    Distance
    7.39mi
    Elevation +
    2159f
    TrailRank
    44| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Argentiere glacier - Col du Passon - Tour glacier Photo of Argentiere glacier - Col du Passon - Tour glacier Photo of Argentiere glacier - Col du Passon - Tour glacier

    Lovely tour. Easy couloir to boot pack at the top and lovely easy angled slopes to ski down on the glacier. However - this GPS line does not take the best descent. It works when there is plenty of snow, although it is s...

    Great route 😊. There was plenty of snow, so it was very easy to ski down Le Tour glacier. Ascent to col du Passon was i...
    Puntchok
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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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    Backcountry Ski
    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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  • Cerro Piltriquitrón

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    Backcountry Ski
    near El Bolsón, Río Negro (Argentina)
    Distance
    6.80mi
    Elevation +
    3524f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Cerro Piltriquitrón Photo of Cerro Piltriquitrón Photo of Cerro Piltriquitrón

    This is an easy peak that can be done in a couple of hours from El Bolson (or even a day from Bariloche if you drive early). However, if you need a place to stay, hiking up to the Refugio Piltriquitrón (40 min from the c...

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  • Pic de Mil Menut 2779m from Ransol valley

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    Backcountry Ski
    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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  • Pedrons-La Mina 07-01-2014

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    Backcountry Ski
    near L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre, Midi-Pyrénées (France)
    Distance
    6.87mi
    Elevation +
    3629f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of Pedrons-La Mina 07-01-2014 Photo of Pedrons-La Mina 07-01-2014 Photo of Pedrons-La Mina 07-01-2014

    Ski tour from the N22 in France, close to the Andorra border, up the west ridge of Pic dels Pedrons 2715m, down the south face of Pedrons, across the Estany dels Pedrons valley, up the the west side of Pic de la Mina to ...

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