L'hortell's gully line

Vallnord

A short and steep gully line where good skiing skills are required.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
977 m
Ascent
226 m
Descent
227 m
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
43˚
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Description

As so often in this ski resort this is an easily accessed line, just go left on top of "L'Abarsetar" lift. A hike of about 30 minutes is needed to reach the top of the "Pic de l'hortell", where the line starts. Steepness is the key point of the line, which starts in the first gully to the right of the "Pic de l'hortell". Good weather is needed as the line faces west and gets a lot of sun. Avalanche risk is pretty important due to the altitude and the steepness of the gully, and good navigation skills are important as the line is into a gully and a mistake could make you fall to the bottom. The lower part of the line loses some steepness and becomes more gentle. The line finishes on the blue piste "Les Canals" which leads back to the main ski area of Arcalis.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Walk Required

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