La Solana's shortcut line

Vallnord

A short cut line between the slopes, close to a little ridge.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
451 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
141 m
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
33˚
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Description

This is an easily accessed line as "Port Negre" and "El Coll" lifts are the start of the line. The line is not steep and between 2 slopes and can feel like a piste but there are some rocks about if there is low snow cover. The line gets a early lot of sun (it faces East) and in late season expect some wet or frozen snow; make sure about the weather and snow conditions before heading in. Avalanche risk is pretty low around here except for the edge of the face of the run. The line finishes on the blue piste "Els Planells" at the top of the ski lift of the same name, which leads back to main ski area of Arinsal.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

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