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  • Tosall Bovinar from Lles de Cerdanya

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    near Arànser, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    8.00mi
    Elevation +
    3068f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofTosall Bovinar from Lles de Cerdanya Photo ofTosall Bovinar from Lles de Cerdanya Photo ofTosall Bovinar from Lles de Cerdanya

    A nice mountain with easy access from Cadi tunnel / Cerdanya / La Seu d'Urgell. Not 5 star due to the long traverse needed at the start and end to get across from Lles de Cerdanya, which is a cross-country ski station. M...

  • Norway Svalbard Day 1 Longyearbyen

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    near somewhere (World)
    Distance
    11.95mi
    Elevation +
    4154f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofNorway Svalbard Day 1 Longyearbyen Photo ofNorway Svalbard Day 1 Longyearbyen Photo ofNorway Svalbard Day 1 Longyearbyen

    Ship anchors on Fiord and we take easy glacier on the left. It goes gently up and turns to the right before the satle up. Then keep up to next satle and straight to the peak. Skidown back and retake up next summit. Then ...

  • Escas - Pic del Cubil return

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    near Escàs, La Massana (Andorra)
    Distance
    9.02mi
    Elevation +
    3317f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofEscas - Pic del Cubil return Photo ofEscas - Pic del Cubil return Photo ofEscas - Pic del Cubil return

    Following the easy summer mountain bike track from Escas up to the Pal ski resort, and then skinning up the resort to Pic del Cubil. The ski down below the resort is best done with either a lot of snow, or old/rental ski...

  • Tuc de Lhuça from Refugi Colomers

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    near Vaqueira-Beret, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    4.34mi
    Elevation +
    2031f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofTuc de Lhuça from Refugi Colomers Photo ofTuc de Lhuça from Refugi Colomers Photo ofTuc de Lhuça from Refugi Colomers

    A nice peak close to the Colomers refuge, easy to climb up, fun to ski down, and with great views from the top. We didn't go to the highest point, which is at the east end of the summit ridge. With good snow you can skin...

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  • 2015.04.14 - Reinheim - Åmotdalshytta

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    near Kongsvoll, Sør-Trøndelag (Norge)
    Distance
    6.30mi
    Elevation +
    787f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of2015.04.14 - Reinheim - Åmotdalshytta Photo of2015.04.14 - Reinheim - Åmotdalshytta Photo of2015.04.14 - Reinheim - Åmotdalshytta

    Reinheim - Åmotdalshytta Duration: 6 h Departure / Arrival: Åmotdalshytta cabin / Reinheim cabin Highest point: Leirpullskardet pass (1.555 m) Distances and cumulative elevation: 10.1 km, +240/-390 m 2nd stage of ...

  • 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 ...

  • Pedrons-La Mina 07-01-2014

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    near L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre, Midi-Pyrénées (France)
    Distance
    6.87mi
    Elevation +
    3629f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofPedrons-La Mina 07-01-2014 Photo ofPedrons-La Mina 07-01-2014 Photo ofPedrons-La Mina 07-01-2014

    Ski tour from the N22 in France, close to the Andorra border, up the west ridge of Pic dels Pedrons 2715m, down the south face of Pedrons, across the Estany dels Pedrons valley, up the the west side of Pic de la Mina to ...

  • near Le Montenvers, Rhône-Alpes (France)
    Distance
    4.07mi
    Elevation +
    915f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofHaute Route 2012 1/7 (Grands Montets - Ref. Argentière) Photo ofHaute Route 2012 1/7 (Grands Montets - Ref. Argentière) Photo ofHaute Route 2012 1/7 (Grands Montets - Ref. Argentière)

    Very easy 1st day route. It may serve to familiarize you with the safety standards in Glacier, adjust your material, get used to skiing with the heavy backpack, learn the proper techniques for progression both on glacier...

  • near L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre, Midi-Pyrénées (France)
    Distance
    8.11mi
    Elevation +
    3865f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofPic de Nérassol from l'Hospitalet-près-Andorra Photo ofPic de Nérassol from l'Hospitalet-près-Andorra Photo ofPic de Nérassol from l'Hospitalet-près-Andorra

    A gorgeous tour, highly recommended! Start from the bridge on the main road at the top of l'Hospitalet-près-Andorra. It is best to park on the other side of the road by the hotel. Skin up past the hydro pipe and turn lef...

  • Norway Svalbard Day 2 Konowfjellet

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    near Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard (Svalbard and Jan Mayen)
    Distance
    7.21mi
    Elevation +
    2451f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofNorway Svalbard Day 2 Konowfjellet Photo ofNorway Svalbard Day 2 Konowfjellet Photo ofNorway Svalbard Day 2 Konowfjellet

    Disembark at glacier Gaftlebreen. We skied up along the eastern side of the glacier and then turn on the right up to a safe saddle. There we took skis off and put on crampons to get to the summit. Great landscape views a...

  • Vallon du Fontenil to Breche du Vallon

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    near Le Lauzet, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    7.32mi
    Elevation +
    4370f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofVallon du Fontenil to Breche du Vallon Photo ofVallon du Fontenil to Breche du Vallon Photo ofVallon du Fontenil to Breche du Vallon

    Popular and highly recommended tour up the Vallon du Fontenil to Breche du Vallon. Starts from Les Bossardes, the snow line stays close to the car park well into spring. Easy climb up through trees, then up two successiv...

  • Gutanasar (2,299.6m)

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    near Fantan, Kotaykʼ (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    3.47mi
    Elevation +
    1578f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofGutanasar (2,299.6m) Photo ofGutanasar (2,299.6m) Photo ofGutanasar (2,299.6m)

    Ski trail description Gutanasar is a dormant volcano in the center of Armenia’s Kotayk province. Covered with thick snow from January through March, it is part of the Geghama Mountains that neighbor Lake Sevan to the we...

  • Lille Blamannen

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    near Håkøybotn, Troms (Norge)
    Distance
    5.78mi
    Elevation +
    2959f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofLille Blamannen Photo ofLille Blamannen Photo ofLille Blamannen

    Ascension with skis to one of the classic summits of the island of kvaloya. Simple summit with the permission of the harsh Norwegian climate.

  • Peyragudes station---pic Pene Nere

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    near Peyragudes, Occitanie (France)
    Distance
    5.17mi
    Elevation +
    2156f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofPeyragudes station---pic Pene Nere Photo ofPeyragudes station---pic Pene Nere Photo ofPeyragudes station---pic Pene Nere

    Sunshine day ..for a hike with snowboard to the top lift and little rise to Pene Nere. leaving from the main car park at Peyragudes..basicaly follow the piste up or follow the chair lift..arrive at the small bar and i t...

  • Cerro Lopez

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    near Llao Llao, Río Negro (Argentina)
    Distance
    7.46mi
    Elevation +
    3973f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofCerro Lopez Photo ofCerro Lopez Photo ofCerro Lopez

    Highly recommended! A gorgeous peak with astonishing views down onto Lake Nahuel Huapi all the way up, and great views the other way towards Cerro Tronador from the top. The path from the road is good and it is not diffi...

  • Mount Hasanit, 1995m, Kosovo, Rugova Valley

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    near Shtupeli i Vogël, Komuna e Pejës (Kosovo)
    Distance
    6.60mi
    Elevation +
    3314f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofMount Hasanit, 1995m, Kosovo, Rugova Valley Photo ofMount Hasanit, 1995m, Kosovo, Rugova Valley Photo ofMount Hasanit, 1995m, Kosovo, Rugova Valley

    Ski touring in Kosovo Ski touring and ski mountaineering is still new in Kosovo. Therefore the only ski traces you might discover will be your own! Ski tour Mount Hasanit, 1995m Location: Western Kosovo, Accursed ...

  • near Taüll, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    5.28mi
    Elevation +
    2178f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofVentosa Hut to Restanca Hut via Pic Montardo 2833m Photo ofVentosa Hut to Restanca Hut via Pic Montardo 2833m Photo ofVentosa Hut to Restanca Hut via Pic Montardo 2833m

    The normal route from the Ventosa Hut to the Restanca Hut, including the popular climb of Pic Montardo 2833m on the way. Note: our descent line to the hut is skiers right (north) of the normal descent line to the hut, i...

  • Pic de la Bassera from Col de Botella

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    near Pal, Parròquia de la Massana (Andorra)
    Distance
    6.49mi
    Elevation +
    3445f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofPic de la Bassera from Col de Botella Photo ofPic de la Bassera from Col de Botella Photo ofPic de la Bassera from Col de Botella

    An easy tour starting from the Pal ski resort (VallNord) at the Col de la Botella. Ski down the piste and across to the Bordes de Setúria (cluster of stone houses). Skin up through the trees up the Riu dels Llacs valley....

  • Ascenso Invernal Volcan Lonquimay

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    near Malalcahuello, Araucanía (Chile)
    Distance
    7.37mi
    Elevation +
    3835f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofAscenso Invernal Volcan Lonquimay Photo ofAscenso Invernal Volcan Lonquimay Photo ofAscenso Invernal Volcan Lonquimay

    Enjoy the excellent slopes and unmatched snow conditions of this ski center. Corralco offers 500 acres (200 hectares) of uncrowded ski runs for all levels of ski and snowboard lovers. This mountain resort has one draglif...

  • near Wildenstein, Grand-Est (France)
    Distance
    12.68mi
    Elevation +
    2323f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofHohneck and Rainkoft from Pont de Blanchemer (La Bresse) Photo ofHohneck and Rainkoft from Pont de Blanchemer (La Bresse) Photo ofHohneck and Rainkoft from Pont de Blanchemer (La Bresse)

    1. Start from the parking located on the side of the road D3d (pont de Blanchemer) 2. Take the closed road towards the Lac de Blanchamer and at the first intersection go left. 3. Cross the sky resort of La Bresse and a...

  • 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...

  • Sorteny - El Forn - Pic de la Sal

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    near El Serrat, Parròquia d'Ordino (Andorra)
    Distance
    4.99mi
    Elevation +
    3241f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofSorteny - El Forn - Pic de la Sal Photo ofSorteny - El Forn - Pic de la Sal Photo ofSorteny - El Forn - Pic de la Sal

    [EN] Trail head at the parking of "Vall de Sorteny" Natural Park. We warm up in a first nice section along the creek to arrive to the shelter. We turn left and up the south face of "El Forn" direction to Pic de la Sal at...

  • 2015.04.15 - Åmotdalshytta - Reinheim

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    near Fjellgardan, Møre og Romsdal (Norge)
    Distance
    6.58mi
    Elevation +
    1043f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of2015.04.15 - Åmotdalshytta - Reinheim Photo of2015.04.15 - Åmotdalshytta - Reinheim Photo of2015.04.15 - Åmotdalshytta - Reinheim

    Åmotdalshytta - Reinheim Duration: 5:30 h Departure / Arrival: Åmotdalshytta cabin / Reinheim cabin Highest point: Leirpullskardet pass (1.555 m) Distances and cumulative elevation: 10.6 km, +320/-270 m 3rd stage ...

  • Les Augudes ..

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    near Gouaux-de-Larboust, Occitanie (France)
    Distance
    5.32mi
    Elevation +
    2326f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofLes Augudes .. Photo ofLes Augudes .. Photo ofLes Augudes ..

    Great hike up to the top lift at Peyragudes.. with snowboard.. Such a shame with all the problems going on ..station is still shut.Not sure when will open. But a few like my self enjoy the sunshine and empty slopes. S...

  • Norway Svalbard Day 6 Daudmanen

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    near Barentsburg, Svalbard (Svalbard and Jan Mayen)
    Distance
    8.32mi
    Elevation +
    2559f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofNorway Svalbard Day 6 Daudmanen Photo ofNorway Svalbard Day 6 Daudmanen Photo ofNorway Svalbard Day 6 Daudmanen

    We start soon on a snowy and cold day. We go straigh on the glaciar towards the upper part. We get to the saddle . Weather is not good and lots on icy slopes. 2 people slide on the icy slopes and guide decides to put cra...

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