Portelle's shortcut line

Vallnord

A small short cut line close to the slope without many difficulties, other than navigation

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
319 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
85 m
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
26˚
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Description

This is an easily accessed line as "La Coma", "Les Portelles" and "La Basera" chairlifts bring you to the beginning of the line. Turn right instead of following green slope "Megaverda". The line is not steep and can feel like a piste as can any line close to the slopes. However there are some rocks on the left side of the run where some good navigation skills are important, as is good visibility. Rocks can be jumped but this is optional. The line gets a lot of sun so make sure to check the weather conditions as the area can be often be wet due facing west, and frozen in the morning in the spring season. Avalanche risk is pretty low around as the line is pretty flat. The line finishes on the blue piste "La Coma" which leads back to "La Coma" ski area or to the bottom of the ski resort if wanted.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Cliffs

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