Capa's north face

Vallnord

A short walk to a mellow line which often holds good snow and leads back to the pistes.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1 km
Ascent
75 m
Descent
376 m
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
32˚
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Capa's north face  Map

Description

An easy line with a little walk needed to the top of the "Pic de la Capa". Turn left on top of "La Capa" lift. The line on the left side of the peak is not too steep around 40 degrees and finishes on a piste. However lower section needs some good navigation skills as the left side of the line has got some serious steepness into the lower section. The line gets well protected from the sun and a good amount of snow can be there. Avalanche risk is pretty important on this face of the mountain at the entrance and the lowest part. The line finishes on the blue piste "Margarida" which leads back to the main ski area of Arinsal.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

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