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Les portelle's steep line


A long traverse line close to the slopes, initially on top of a ridge before some steep and rocky skiing.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

1.1 km
32 m
375 m
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.5 km
Les portelle's steep line Map

A long traverse access line to reach the top of the line. Turn right from red slope "La Balma", hike the little ridge and ski all along the traverse as the line is almost at the end of the ridge, where you can see "Els Feixans" ski lift. The line itself is really steep all along with some big rocks. It also gets a lot of sun so make sure there's enough snow before heading in as this is East facing. Avalanche risk is pretty important due to the steepness of the line. An extra hazard to be aware of on this line is the fact the line joins a slope which can bring some collision risks. It finishes on the green piste "La Basera" which leads back to the bottom of Arcalis ski area.



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.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between January and April


  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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