Capa's road finishes line

Vallnord

A little walk needed to reach the top of the "Pic de la Capa", and ski the arete line.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.9 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
744 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
36˚
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Description

This is an easily accessed line. Turn left from "La Capa" lift and hike for 10 - 15 minutes to the top of the "Pic de la Capa". The line is pretty steep at the entrance. Turn right and ski the arête on the right. Snow cover can be pretty thin and make the face more unstable; the line gets a lot of sun so make sure about the snow conditions as it can be either wet snow or frozen. Avalanche risk is pretty significant in the first section, but the lower section of the line is less steep and is close to the trees, which helps to keep the face stable. The line finishes on the road which leads back to the main Arcalis plateau, where a long walk is needed.

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

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

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

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