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  • Casamanya skitour

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    near Prats, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    3.95mi
    Elevation +
    2740f
    TrailRank
    59| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofCasamanya skitour Photo ofCasamanya skitour Photo ofCasamanya skitour

    Lovely tour up a beautiful peak that sits in the middle of Andorra, giving panoramic views from the top in all directions. Also away from the Andorra/France border so sometimes is clear of cloud when the border is covere...

    Itinerario muy interesante y con buen ambiente. 100% recomendable. Gracias
    marc.miga
  • Pic de Mil Menut 2779m from Ransol valley

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    near Ransol, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    5.60mi
    Elevation +
    2940f
    TrailRank
    44| Rating 3.67
    Photo ofPic de Mil Menut 2779m from Ransol valley Photo ofPic de Mil Menut 2779m from Ransol valley Photo ofPic de Mil Menut 2779m from Ransol valley

    Lovely ski tour from the Ransol valley road, skinning up valley south-west of Bony de la Pala de Jan, skiing down the south-west slope of Pic de l'Estany Mort.

    Ruta muy guapa y sin muchas dificultades.
    luzinthesky
  • Pic d'Envalira 2827m from Pas de la Casa

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    near Bordes d'Envalira, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    5.77mi
    Elevation +
    2438f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofPic d'Envalira 2827m from Pas de la Casa Photo ofPic d'Envalira 2827m from Pas de la Casa Photo ofPic d'Envalira 2827m from Pas de la Casa

    A lovely short tour from Pas de la Casa. You can park closer to the peak but starting from where we did doesn't add much time and keeps you out of the potential chaos of the town. The canal you follow up towards the col ...

  • Ransol to Pic Coma Varilles col

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    near Ransol, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    3.98mi
    Elevation +
    2612f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofRansol to Pic Coma Varilles col Photo ofRansol to Pic Coma Varilles col Photo ofRansol to Pic Coma Varilles col

    15 Feb 2019. Ransol valley up to the col between Pic de la Coma de Varilles and Piques de la Pourtaneille. Lovely tour, not terribly steep, can be done without too many kick-turns. Fun open skiing down undulating terrain...

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  • near Bordes d'Envalira, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    5.94mi
    Elevation +
    2425f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofPas de la Casa - Port de Fontnegra - Portella de les Valets Photo ofPas de la Casa - Port de Fontnegra - Portella de les Valets Photo ofPas de la Casa - Port de Fontnegra - Portella de les Valets

    From Pas de la Casa to the Port de Fontnegra, traversing around the back of Pic del Port de Fontnegra and Pic l'Esquella.Then a steep ski descent and another skin to get down and round the back of Pic Occidental de Fontn...

  • Ski Tour to Cap del Serra dels Isards

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    near Canillo, Parròquia de Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    3.38mi
    Elevation +
    1965f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofSki Tour to Cap del Serra dels Isards Photo ofSki Tour to Cap del Serra dels Isards Photo ofSki Tour to Cap del Serra dels Isards

    A pleasant half-day ski tour from the Coll d'Ordino road (Borda de Janramon) up to the summit of Cap del Serra dels Isards 2469m. An easy climb, with beautiful views and a lovely ski descent down the SSW face. Once at th...

  • Portella dels Colells

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    near Bordes d'Envalira, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    6.32mi
    Elevation +
    3028f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo ofPortella dels Colells Photo ofPortella dels Colells Photo ofPortella dels Colells

    23/02/2019 The Portella dels Colells is a nice way into the Montmalús valley that avoids the icy, tracked-out Montmalús col. However, we did need to boot pack up to the col, and use boot crampons to come back down the to...

  • Pic Pedrons with East Face descent

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    near Bordes d'Envalira, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    3.92mi
    Elevation +
    2152f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofPic Pedrons with East Face descent Photo ofPic Pedrons with East Face descent Photo ofPic Pedrons with East Face descent

    A quick trip up Pic Pedrons from just below Pas de la Casa, taking the easy skin line up, with a superb ski line down the east face (up to 40 degrees).

  • Ransol valley into Vall del Riu

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    near Ransol, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    6.22mi
    Elevation +
    3337f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofRansol valley into Vall del Riu Photo ofRansol valley into Vall del Riu Photo ofRansol valley into Vall del Riu

    Lovely tour, something different to do out of the Ransol valley. From the parking where the road ends, follow the snow-covered road, then turn left to skin up the floor of the Riu del Meners valley. Follow the valleys up...

  • Pic de la Coma de Varilles

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    near Ransol, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    4.37mi
    Elevation +
    2762f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofPic de la Coma de Varilles Photo ofPic de la Coma de Varilles Photo ofPic de la Coma de Varilles

    13 Feb 2018 Great tour! Lovely terrain, not too steep. Amazing views. Suitable for days when steeper slopes may not be stable. You could also skin up our down line, but you do need to know where to enter the forest. Apa...

  • Pic Serrera SE face canal

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    near Ransol, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    6.90mi
    Elevation +
    3642f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofPic Serrera SE face canal Photo ofPic Serrera SE face canal Photo ofPic Serrera SE face canal

    A tour from the Ransol valley parking, up the normal winter route towards Pic de la Serrera, then climbing up the obvious canal in middle of the SE face (axe and boot crampons likely needed). This brings you out close to...

  • Tosa d'Incles trees

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    near Incles, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    4.67mi
    Elevation +
    2346f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofTosa d'Incles trees Photo ofTosa d'Incles trees Photo ofTosa d'Incles trees

    Nice line for steeper tree skiing. However, we had very little snow low down, so escaped on the track to the N. With enough snow on the descent, you can take a line further to the skiers left on the lower half, and ski d...

  • near Ransol, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    8.74mi
    Elevation +
    4672f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofRansol - Estany Mort col - France - Circ de Meners col Photo ofRansol - Estany Mort col - France - Circ de Meners col Photo ofRansol - Estany Mort col - France - Circ de Meners col

    Great loop, particularly worth doing when all the decent powder is on the north (French) side of the Ransol/France border. We were on foot, using crampons, for the last 30 metres of the climb back up to the Circ de Mener...

  • Pic d'Anrodat (Coume d'Enfer)

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    near Incles, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    8.49mi
    Elevation +
    3117f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofPic d'Anrodat (Coume d'Enfer) Photo ofPic d'Anrodat (Coume d'Enfer) Photo ofPic d'Anrodat (Coume d'Enfer)

    The objective was to ski the canal on the SSW side.We had to downclimb the rock ridge to reach the col. You would get more vertical ski metres by coming back down the slope we climbed up. Nice tour in country that feels ...

  • Grau Roig - Montmalus - Vallcivera - Illa

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    near Bordes d'Envalira, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    5.71mi
    Elevation +
    2848f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofGrau Roig - Montmalus - Vallcivera - Illa Photo ofGrau Roig - Montmalus - Vallcivera - Illa Photo ofGrau Roig - Montmalus - Vallcivera - Illa

    1 March 2018. The most conservative way in to Refugio Illa from Grau Roig, chosen due to fresh snow and poor visibility. Normally it is a very pretty tour, two climbs and two descents, with no difficulties, unless it is ...

  • near Canillo, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    5.38mi
    Elevation +
    2799f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofVall de Montaup - Col d’Arenys - Casamanya Nord Photo ofVall de Montaup - Col d’Arenys - Casamanya Nord Photo ofVall de Montaup - Col d’Arenys - Casamanya Nord

    Lovely tour, keeps you well away from the crowds on Casamanay Oest. The difficulty is all about the climb up the north ridge of Casamanay Nord. With a lot of snow it would be easy, with little snow it is awkward, exposed...

  • Casamanya Mig from Mirador Roc Del Quer

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    near Canillo, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    4.43mi
    Elevation +
    2635f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofCasamanya Mig from Mirador Roc Del Quer Photo ofCasamanya Mig from Mirador Roc Del Quer Photo ofCasamanya Mig from Mirador Roc Del Quer

    Lovely tour, with magnificent views across Andorra. Where we dropped off the ridge does led to a narrow canal down through the trees - but there wasn't enough snow left. So we had to battle NW through the forest. The way...

  • Ransol

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    near Ransol, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    5.14mi
    Elevation +
    2795f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofRansol Photo ofRansol Photo ofRansol

    Attempt to Coma de Varilles that couldn’t be. Opening track in deep snow and avalanche risk too high. Two nice runs in the forest instead.

  • Corredor Noroeste of Pic de Serra Seca

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    near Bordes d'Envalira, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    4.70mi
    Elevation +
    2215f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofCorredor Noroeste of Pic de Serra Seca Photo ofCorredor Noroeste of Pic de Serra Seca Photo ofCorredor Noroeste of Pic de Serra Seca

    40 degree boot pack to the ridge and grade II scrambling over the summit. Otherwise an easy line, with lovely views, and an enjoyable ski descent.

  • Casamanya traverse W+N peaks

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    near Prats, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    4.98mi
    Elevation +
    3205f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo ofCasamanya traverse W+N peaks Photo ofCasamanya traverse W+N peaks Photo ofCasamanya traverse W+N peaks

    Lovely traverse of the Casamanya peaks. The ski down from Casamanya N is excellent - fun, fast, remote terrain, not nearly as popular as the normal route. Done with two cars.

  • Pala de Jan

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    near Ransol, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    5.01mi
    Elevation +
    2884f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo ofPala de Jan

    Great tour if you want south-facing so that it softens in the sun. Beautiful skin up over undulating terrain and a sustained ski down, dropping down the canal on the SW side towards the refugi. Doing the traverse at the ...

  • Grau Roig to Pessons

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    near Bordes d'Envalira, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    1.06mi
    Elevation +
    643f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo ofGrau Roig to Pessons Photo ofGrau Roig to Pessons Photo ofGrau Roig to Pessons

    Great beginner route either on Randonee Skis or Rackets (snow shoes). This trail starts on the other side of the ski lifts and is clearly marked with a sign at the start point (pictures below). The trail the gradually...

  • near Canillo, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    2.93mi
    Elevation +
    2024f
    TrailRank
    23
    Photo ofCap de la Serra dels Isards from Borda del Jarca Photo ofCap de la Serra dels Isards from Borda del Jarca

    A short easy tour with beautiful views and a great descent, that is not done all that often. If you want a great ski-off with little time invested going up, or you would like to get away from the myriad of tracks on Ando...

  • Pic de la Pala de Jan 2774m skitour

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    near Ransol, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    5.42mi
    Elevation +
    2920f
    TrailRank
    23
    Photo ofPic de la Pala de Jan 2774m skitour Photo ofPic de la Pala de Jan 2774m skitour Photo ofPic de la Pala de Jan 2774m skitour

    A skitour up the peak that dominates the head of the Ransol valley. There are many ways up and down, the more direct ski descent line is obvious, but we had very flat light and so skied down our skin track until we appro...

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