L'hortell N face.

Vallnord

A line with a long approach and some steep sections.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.8 km
Ascent
272 m
Descent
324 m
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
39˚
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L'hortell N face. Map

Description

A long walk is needed from the lift "L'Abarsetar". Turn right and hike for about 30 minutes to the top of the "Pic de l'hortell", then a long hike of 30 minutes is needed to reach the large gully empty of rocks. The line is steep but not over 45 degrees however good skills are required as cliffs can be found in the middle of the line but they are optional. The line gets fairly well protected from the sun due to the cliffs to its skiers L. Added to the altitude of the line this can cause some important avalanche risks. A good weather window is important due to the long hike to reach the bottom of the face, lower part of the line is losing less steepness and gets much easier. The line finishes on the blue piste "Les Canals" which leads back to the main Arcalis ski area.

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, April

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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