Els Orriols gondola's line

Vallnord

Steep terrain suitable only for expert skiers - there have been plenty of accidents here.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
983 m
Ascent
1 m
Descent
442 m
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
1.9 km
Gradient
43˚
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Els Orriols gondola's line Map

Description

A really easy access line; just go under the "Els Orriols" gondolas. The line is pretty steep and the area under the gondola is totally wild with some rocks and a lot of trees about regardless of snow cover. The line gets a lot of sun (it faces East) so make sure there's enough snow before heading in. Avalanche risk is present but trees help a lot to keep things stable. Good steep skiing skills are needed. One unusual hazard to be aware of on this line is the road which needs to be crossed about 3 times and where skis need to be taken off. The line finishes at the bottom of "Els Orriols" gondolas.

Difficulty

Extreme

Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

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

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