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Travesía Macizo Occidental

Picos de Europa

Desde Vegarredonda a Vegabaño por el Jou Santu

Also in León, Spain

Ski Touring Severe

21 km
1.9 km
2.1 km
1 day +
Low Point
896 m
High Point
2.3 km
Travesía Macizo Occidental Map

This is a popular ski touring route which is generally considered to be severe. It's extremely remote, it features medium exposure (e2) and is typically done between February and March. From a low point of 896 m to the maximum altitude of 2.3 km, the route covers 21 km, 1894 vertical metres of ascent and 2053 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 3.2 and Labande grade 3. You'll need skins, ice axe and crampons to complete it safely.


Travesía de Macizo Occidental de los Picos de Europa de Norte a Sur.



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.


4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

between February and March


  • Alpine
  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons