Capa's expedition line

Vallnord

A really long expedition line into the main face of the "Pic de la Capa".

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.3 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
693 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
40˚
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Description

From "La Capa" lift turn left and hike to the top of the "Pic de la Capa", which takes about 10-15 minutes. This time follow the middle of the face where the entrance is around 45 degrees and the steepest part of the face. The line gets a lot of early sun and the face can be easily unstable. The base is also really important as it can make the face slippy in case of low snow cover after a big snow fall. Avalanche risk is pretty high on the upper part of the face but decreases as you descend. Navigation is pretty easy; just follow the river straight into the line. The line finishes onto the road which leads back to the main plateau of Arinsal ski area after a long walk of 45 minutes - 1 hour.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

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

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

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