Steep off-piste riding through challenging terrain

Statistics

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Exposure

Exposure

The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) but only the consequences of the skier falling.

Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Description

At the top of Portella charilift turn left, walk west for a few minutes, approaching Serra de Portella.

Just behind the top station there is a rolling access into the bowl.

The terrain ahead is steep and overall very rocky so good snow cover is required.

The line runs parallel to the chairlift, approaching a second little bowl.

Although the area is rideable it is extremely dangerous due to orographic location and possible avalanche traps.

A safe line is to turn to the left on top of the hill before the second bowl, getting closer to a wide creek nearby the slope.

Follow the creek into the forest and you will end up at the beginners area and where the Canillo top station gondola is located.