Canillo backcountry

Grandvalira

Great lines through some powerful nature

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
1.1 km
Ascent
15 m
Descent
296 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
41˚
Canillo backcountry Map

Hike the ridge which is straight ahead of the first right corner of the Rossinyol piste. It's an easy hike which can take around 40 minutes depending on snow conditions and equipment used. Once at the peak drop to the north-east face through the clear area in the forest. With good snow cover virtually the whole face should be skiable. The line has kind of a wide creek shape and the middle of this is the clearest way to get down; just keep to the fall line without traversing too much. Finally you will end up on a service road. Hike up the road to meet the Rossinyol pistes again.

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

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required