L'hortell's ridge line

Vallnord

A long walk line with some rough terrain suitable only for good skiers.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
965 m
Ascent
32 m
Descent
287 m
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
36˚
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L'hortell's ridge line Map

Description

At the top left of the "L'Abarsetar" lift hike until the top of the "Pic de l'hortell" - this first walk can take about 30 minutes and another walk is needed until the line. Follow the "L'hortell N face" line hike but this time go a little bit further below the big ridge of the mountain, which takes about 30 minutes. The line is pretty steep around an area full of rocks so if there is low snow cover or ice, the skiing can be complicated. The line gets well protected from the sun and a lot of snow can be there so good weather is needed before heading in. Avalanche risk is pretty important around the first section; the line is just away from a big cliff and good navigation skills are required as a mistake could see you falling off a cliff. The lower part gets much easier as it is not steep. The line finishes on the blue piste "Les Canals" which leads back to Arcalis main ski area.

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, April

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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