SKI TOURING HAUTE ROUTE OF THE ENCANTATS VAL D’ARAN

Start date: 02/01/2024
Final date: 30/04/2024
Duration: 5 days

Price: from 990€

AIGÜESTORTES, PYRENEES | Level: Easy
Cross-country skiing program in the Aigüestortes National Park, with full board and sleeping in shelters in Val d’Aran.

A ski touring experience

Discover the famous National Park of Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici, also known as Encantats, or Chariots of Fire.

140 km of virgin land to be discovered

Adaptability of the routes depending on the snow and the level of the group, with ascent to some of the emblematic peaks of the park

Discover the mountain refuges of the Natural Park

Accommodation in full pnsion in mountain refuges with perfect service, fully equipped and very good cuisine

Our ski touring program includes:

 

  • A full 5-day program (which we can adapt to 3 days if you do not have enough time)
  • Full board accommodation in the park’s mountain refuges
  • 1 Guide per 6 pax maximum
  • Transfer during the activity

Price does not include:

  •  Plane tickets
  •  Transfer from the airport (although we can arrange this on request)

As an extra option we can offer you:

  • 1 night in a hotel (with or without dinner) upon your arrival and / or at the end of the program

We offer you one of the largest national parks in the Pyrenees. They are daughters of the ice, of cuartaarian glaciers and that is manifested with summits in the form of circuses, hanging valleys and with more than 400 lakes, this protected natural space provides silence and wilderness at one and the same time, with its shelters offering exceptional service with exquisite traditional cuisine.
You choose how many days you want! Choose the 3-day program to get an idea of what the heart of the Pyrenees is like, or spend 5 days and discover the hidden parts of this park of incomparable natural beauty (if you do have 5 days, we really recommend this option).

Esquí travesía Valle Arán

Puntos fuertes del programa:

Una experiencia con esquí de travesía

Descubre el famoso Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes y Estany de Sant Maurici, también conocidos como Encantats o Carros de Fuego

140 km de terreno virgen por descubrir

Adaptabilidad de las rutas en función de la nieve y del nivel del grupo, con ascenso a algunos de los picos emblemáticos del parque

Descubre los refugios del Parque Natural

Alojamiento en pensión completa en refugios con un servicio perfecto, totalmente equipados y muy buena gastronomía

DAY 1:

We will start our ski touring program around the Park at the Pont de Ressec (1,390m) near Arties, to ascend to the Restanca refuge (2,000m), with the option of going up in the afternoon to Tossau de Mar (2,747m).
Vertical gain: + 610m (to Restanca)

DAY 2:

We will cross through the Col de Port de Crestada (2,474m) to continue on to the peak of Montardo (2,826m), one of the park’s most famous summits, and a classic in the Val d’Aran. From there we will ski down to the Ventosa i Clavel refuge, where we will spend the night.
Vertical gain: + 860m / -760m

DAY 3:

We will leave in the direction of the Col de Contraix to descend towards the Centralata mountain refuge. After having enjoyed this descent, we will again put skins on to ascend to the Estany Llong refuge. As an option, you can summit Contraix from the hill.
Vertical gain: + 650m / -850m

DAY 4:

From the Estany Llong refuge, we will ascend to the Portarró de Espot pass, and then ski to the Estany de Sant Maurici, with excellent views. Finally we will put skins on to ascend to the Amitges refuge, where a great dinner will be waiting.
Vertical: + 950m / -850m

DAY 5:

Departure from Amitges towards the Col de la Ratera, with the option of reaching the peak (2,861 meters). From here you will enjoy a spectacular descent, with fantastic views of the glacier circle, where the snow is normally excellent, to pass through Colomers refuge and ski down to Tredos valley where the transfer will take you back to Vielha.
Vertical gain: + 850m / -1.350m

Advanced level skiers in good physical condition.
You need to be able to ski touring for around 6 hours a day, with a vertical gain of +/- 1,000 meters per day.
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Start date: 02/01/2024
Final date: 30/04/2024
Duration: 5 days

Price: from 990€