Serra de Portella

Grandvalira

Steep off-piste riding through challenging terrain

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
1 km
Ascent
2 m
Descent
369 m
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
38˚
Serra de Portella Map

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.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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