Guidebook

Sunshine and Freeride Lines at Ordino Arcalís

20 beautiful ski descents on the French/Andorran border - this is what Pyrenean freeriding is all about!

Description

Andorran skiing has a reputation for being mellow and family-friendly, and while there are plenty of cruisy piste runs for beginners and intermediates, the country is also home to some truly World-class freeride routes too. The Freeride World Tour now has a stop in Andorra and as well as the pros, amateurs can also enjoy some brilliant - and adventurous - skiing there too.

This guidebook contains no fewer than 20 lines, all accessed from the Ordino Arcalís lift system. The resort lies right on the French border and many of these lines start on the border itself so be prepared for a barrage of "Welcome to France" text messages from your network provider as you ski these routes! Many of the routes described here require a hike of up to an hour so you'll have to work for your turns if you want to ski every line in here but that's all part of the challenge!

Once you've worked your way through these it's just a short drive round to Spain's biggest ski resort, Baqueira Beret, and another dozen freeride adventures!

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/9434/10-perfect-pyrenean-freeride-lines-at-baqeuira-beret

Creussan's shortcut line
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Creussan's shortcut line

Vallnord
452 m
44 °
SE
27 m
1.4 km
Really step entrance line into a narrow gully reserved only for expert skiers.
Extreme
Private
Cabagnou SE Line
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Cabagnou SE Line

Vallnord
328 m
43 °
SE
81 m
1.4 km
A long line where some walking is needed and with some real steepness in the line.
Extreme
Private
La Canaleta's alongside line
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La Canaleta's alongside line

Vallnord
159 m
27 °
SE
10 m
1.3 km
A easy and gentle line close to the slope passing alongside a river.
Moderate
Private
Pic de Cabagnou line
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Pic de Cabagnou line

Vallnord
351 m
42 °
N
70 m
1.2 km
A long approach to a steep line in 2 different sections.
Severe
Private
Cabagnou's in between rocks line
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Cabagnou's in between rocks line

Vallnord
301 m
41 °
E
22 m
0.7 km
A steep line requiring an hour long access hike.
Extreme
Private
Els Orri's peak line
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Els Orri's peak line

Vallnord
401 m
45 °
NE
360 m
1.8 km
A steep skiing line which requires a long access hike.
Extreme
Private
Les Portelle's front chairlift line
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Les Portelle's front chairlift line

Vallnord
184 m
42 °
N
167 m
0.8 km
A nice line where a good walk is required with a short section of steep skiing.
Severe
Private
Portelle's north face
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Portelle's north face

Vallnord
230 m
43 °
N
30 m
0.7 km
A line with a long walk needed and with some real steepness in the line itself.
Extreme
Private
Pic Arcalis lower section line
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Pic Arcalis lower section line

Vallnord
285 m
40 °
NE
44 m
0.9 km
A long hike required for a really committing line into steep and rocky terrain for expert skiers only.
Extreme
Private
Pic d'Arcalis steep line
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Pic d'Arcalis steep line

Vallnord
365 m
54 °
NE
66 m
0.9 km
Expedition line with a really long walk needed and a really high level entrance.
Extreme
Private
Pic d'Arcalis's left side line
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Pic d'Arcalis's left side line

Vallnord
325 m
44 °
NE
0 m
0.7 km
Another expedition line with some good gradient, where really good steep skiing skills are required.
Extreme
Private
Pic d'Arcalis East line
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Pic d'Arcalis East line

Vallnord
345 m
47 °
E
13 m
0.9 km
A complex traverse and a long walk to the last part of the "Pic d'arcalis".
Extreme
Private
La Balma's cliff line
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La Balma's cliff line

Vallnord
152 m
30 °
N
0 m
0.6 km
A long line with a small cliff in the middle.
Severe
Private
Les portelle's steep line
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Les portelle's steep line

Vallnord
375 m
43 °
E
32 m
1.1 km
A long traverse line close to the slopes, initially on top of a ridge before some steep and rocky skiing.
Extreme
Private
L'hortell N face.
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L'hortell N face.

Vallnord
324 m
39 °
N
272 m
1.8 km
A line with a long approach and some steep sections.
Severe
Private
L'hortell's ridge line
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L'hortell's ridge line

Vallnord
287 m
36 °
NE
32 m
1.0 km
A long walk line with some rough terrain suitable only for good skiers.
Extreme
Private
L'Abarsetar II line
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L'Abarsetar II line

Vallnord
229 m
30 °
NW
0 m
0.8 km
A long and gentle line close some trees into a mellow area.
Moderate
Private
L'Hortell's lift line
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L'Hortell's lift line

Vallnord
322 m
40 °
NW
0 m
0.9 km
A forest line with some really steep sections that feels like a piste in the lower section.
Extreme
Private
Els Feixan's line
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Els Feixan's line

Vallnord
176 m
39 °
E
0 m
0.7 km
Short line with some steepness into the lowest section which is often in the sun.
Severe
Private
Els Feixan's junction line
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Els Feixan's junction line

Vallnord
140 m
35 °
N
0 m
0.5 km
A short line which feels like a piste but is slightly steep at the end.
Severe
Private