Cortals to Funicamp

Grandvalira

Backcountry route for experienced riders

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
2.2 km
Ascent
28 m
Descent
314 m
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
26˚
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Cortals to Funicamp Map

Description

From Cortals Valley at Colibri chairlift bottom station there is a creek heading west. That will be the entry point to this long route through the valley. Drop into the creek and go to the right as soon as you reach the cables from the Gondola. On the far down there is a little hill riding towards, there you will find what usually has a little creek shape just at the very bottom of the of hill, at this point it will get steeper. The bottom creek of Cortals valley is in front of you, the goal now will be traverse, keeping the bottom creek on your left. Gradually you will get closer until a point where the creek starts getting deep. This section might require a little hike up but always going on the right side of the creek and following its line. A long traverse is ahead which will follow the cables of the Funicamp to its middle station.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

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

Remoteness

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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