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  • Norway Svalbard Day 4 Feiringfiellet

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    near Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard (Svalbard and Jan Mayen)
    Distance
    7.39mi
    Elevation +
    4790f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofNorway Svalbard Day 4 Feiringfiellet Photo ofNorway Svalbard Day 4 Feiringfiellet Photo ofNorway Svalbard Day 4 Feiringfiellet

    We landed early with the promise of a sunny day.We then started to ski up quite steep towards a saddle. Up there weather was cold and windy. Slope turned stepy and icy. We put skis on the rock sack and walk. After passin...

  • Cerro Catedral to Refugio Frey by summer path

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    near Villa Catedral, Río Negro (Argentina)
    Distance
    6.49mi
    Elevation +
    2434f
    TrailRank
    40| Rating 4.33
    Photo ofCerro Catedral to Refugio Frey by summer path Photo ofCerro Catedral to Refugio Frey by summer path Photo ofCerro Catedral to Refugio Frey by summer path

    Using the summer route to get from Cerro Catedral to Refugio Frey, having decided the winds were too high to ski over the ridge above the resort. We walked the first half and skinned the second half. The path is good and...

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  • Bujakan Mountain (2,806m)

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    near Yeghipatrush, Aragatsotn (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    5.78mi
    Elevation +
    2710f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofBujakan Mountain (2,806m) Photo ofBujakan Mountain (2,806m) Photo ofBujakan Mountain (2,806m)

    Ski trail description This ski trail is located in the Bujakan mountains, 5.5km northwest of the village of Bujakan, in Kotayk region. The journey will start as a walk down a marked trail, from the Surb Astvatsatsin Chu...

  • Mount Ara (2,528m)

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    near Vardenis, Aragatsotn (አርሜኒያ)
    Distance
    4.13mi
    Elevation +
    2146f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofMount Ara (2,528m) Photo ofMount Ara (2,528m) Photo ofMount Ara (2,528m)

    Ski trail description Mount Ara, with its sliced, steep, timbered slopes, is located on the borders of the Kotayk and Aragatsotn provinces, 33km north of Yerevan. Besides housing a skiing, biking and hiking trail, the M...

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  • near Le Tour, Rhône-Alpes (France)
    Distance
    15.21mi
    Elevation +
    3619f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofHaute Route 2012 2/7 (Ref. Argentière - Champex) Photo ofHaute Route 2012 2/7 (Ref. Argentière - Champex) Photo ofHaute Route 2012 2/7 (Ref. Argentière - Champex)

    This may be the most difficult stage of all the Haute Route both for its profile and being the first real stage of the route. You have to leave early for 2 reasons: 1/usually there are some other groups travelling on the...

  • near Saariselka, Lappi (Suomi)
    Distance
    84.18mi
    Elevation +
    4843f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofWinter trail in Urho Kekkonen NP, finnish Lapland Photo ofWinter trail in Urho Kekkonen NP, finnish Lapland Photo ofWinter trail in Urho Kekkonen NP, finnish Lapland

    Back country skiing trail (with cross-country skiing equipment) :-) - end of the March 2017 - hard snow (quite fast), day temperatures -8'C - -15'C, clear sky - 9 days (8 nights) - all stuff in carriage (really bette...

  • Refugi Colomers from Aiguamòg valley parking

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    near Tredós, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    5.53mi
    Elevation +
    2139f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofRefugi Colomers from Aiguamòg valley parking Photo ofRefugi Colomers from Aiguamòg valley parking Photo ofRefugi Colomers from Aiguamòg valley parking

    The normal route in to the Colomers Refuge from the parking (where the road closes due to snow) in the Aiguamòg valley, accessed by a turn-off the main road in the village of Salardú (follow national park signs). Follows...

  • Pic de Tristaina south face on skis

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    near Les Sobiranes, Ordino (Andorra)
    Distance
    5.50mi
    Elevation +
    3130f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofPic de Tristaina south face on skis Photo ofPic de Tristaina south face on skis Photo ofPic de Tristaina south face on skis

    Better done in spring when the snow is softer than on 26 Dec when the snow is hard and icy. Approach from the Arcalis ski resort car park, starting by skinning up the pistes. There are several ways in to the Tristaina l...

  • Pic de Thoumasset 2741m

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    near El Serrat, Parròquia d'Ordino (Andorra)
    Distance
    7.92mi
    Elevation +
    3681f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofPic de Thoumasset 2741m Photo ofPic de Thoumasset 2741m Photo ofPic de Thoumasset 2741m

    An enjoyable outing from the Sorteny car park, up the Rialb valley, turning right near the Cabana dels Planells de Rialb and climbing up the Port de Siguer 2397m. Traverse right and then ski down to Estany Blau. Skins go...

  • Col du Lac Cornu - Combe de la Balme - Le Buet

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    near Les Praz-de-Chamonix, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (France)
    Distance
    9.14mi
    Elevation +
    3409f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofCol du Lac Cornu - Combe de la Balme - Le Buet Photo ofCol du Lac Cornu - Combe de la Balme - Le Buet Photo ofCol du Lac Cornu - Combe de la Balme - Le Buet

    A magical mystery tour, taking you over long distances, with each valley offering new views. Twice as much descent as ascent! It is fairly straightforward, except for the final drop down into the Combe de la Balme. It is...

  • Dent d'Orlu NE face

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    near Orlu, Région Midi-Pyrénées (France)
    Distance
    5.24mi
    Elevation +
    2877f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofDent d'Orlu NE face Photo ofDent d'Orlu NE face Photo ofDent d'Orlu NE face

    Wonderful tour up a peak better known for rock-climbing that for ski-touring. We got it at just the right moment, with snow all the way to the road. Cross the river via log bridge to access the forest. When climbing up/a...

  • Sorteny valley to Clots del Forn

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    near Les Sobiranes, Ordino (Andorra)
    Distance
    5.02mi
    Elevation +
    2267f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofSorteny valley to Clots del Forn Photo ofSorteny valley to Clots del Forn Photo ofSorteny valley to Clots del Forn

    From the Sorteny valley car park, up past the Refugi Borda de Sorteny, and left up the wooded slopes to the Clots del Forn. This is a great choice if you want an easy outing, if you are trying to avoid wind up high,if y...

  • Cambre d'Aze via Gran Canal

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    near Eyne, Languedoc-Roussillon (France)
    Distance
    6.39mi
    Elevation +
    3051f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofCambre d'Aze via Gran Canal Photo ofCambre d'Aze via Gran Canal Photo ofCambre d'Aze via Gran Canal

    Up and down the Gran Canal of Cambre d'Aze from the Eyne ski station. Straightforward once you've found your way along the various pistes. Apparently the canal is often icy and you might want to climb it with crampons an...

  • Font Blanca with SW face descent

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    near El Serrat, Parròquia d'Ordino (Andorra)
    Distance
    4.87mi
    Elevation +
    3465f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofFont Blanca with SW face descent Photo ofFont Blanca with SW face descent Photo ofFont Blanca with SW face descent

    Iconic ski peak in Andorra. This follows the most popular line, up the Riu del Comis Vell valley towards Portella de Riabl, turning left just past the Coma de Varilles, up on the shoulder of Font Blanca and then climbing...

  • Volcan Llaima - Travesia Invernal

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    near Refugio Llaima, Araucanía (Chile)
    Distance
    13.00mi
    Elevation +
    4961f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofVolcan Llaima - Travesia Invernal Photo ofVolcan Llaima - Travesia Invernal Photo ofVolcan Llaima - Travesia Invernal

    Get ready for an epic day! What we are going to attempt is something that only few people have done before. We’ll climb the northeast face of the most active volcano in Chile, Llaima 3.125 mts; after reaching its crater,...

  • # 31 Rundfjellet Sud Est (retorn carretera)

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    near Vestpollen, Nordland (Norge)
    Distance
    7.46mi
    Elevation +
    2306f
    TrailRank
    39| Rating 4.67

    Aquest itinerari es basa en les ressenyes del llibre "LOFOTEN Skiing in the Magic Islands" Ed. Nordnorsk Klatreskole. ISBN 9788271293932. La marca # i el número és el mateix de l’itinerari del llibre esmentat. Podeu trob...

    Bona ruta, imprescindible per les vistes.
    Quim Nadal
  • Lles - Refugi de l'Illa (day 1/2 of the tour)

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    near Arànser, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    7.58mi
    Elevation +
    3675f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofLles - Refugi de l'Illa (day 1/2 of the tour) Photo ofLles - Refugi de l'Illa (day 1/2 of the tour) Photo ofLles - Refugi de l'Illa (day 1/2 of the tour)

    First day of a fantastic ski tour from Lles (Spain) to the Andorran mountiain hut Refugi de l'Illa. Our idea was to enter through the mountain pass of Port de Setut but due to the snow situation (1 meter of snow the p...

  • Detsili peak. Svaneti

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    near T’vebishi, Samegrelo and Zemo Svaneti (Georgia)
    Distance
    8.04mi
    Elevation +
    3488f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofDetsili peak. Svaneti Photo ofDetsili peak. Svaneti Photo ofDetsili peak. Svaneti

    26.03.2018 We spend the night at the Grand Hotel Ushba in Mazeri (a beautiful guest house located in a wonderful place near mount Ushba) and in the morning we start our route from the hotel. We follow the not-asphalted ...

  • 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...

  • Bourg-D'oueil to Mont Né

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    near Bourg-d'Oueil, Midi-Pyrénées (France)
    Distance
    4.59mi
    Elevation +
    2615f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofBourg-D'oueil to Mont Né Photo ofBourg-D'oueil to Mont Né Photo ofBourg-D'oueil to Mont Né

    An easy tour from the Bourg-D'oueil ski resort (near Bagnères de Luchon) up Mont Né 2147m, via the Port de Pierrefite 1855. Lower down our descent line went through some steep ground with tightly spaced trees, it would b...

  • 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...

  • Mt. Yotei by South Face

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    near Makkari, Hokkaido (Japan)
    Distance
    7.46mi
    Elevation +
    5046f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofMt. Yotei by South Face Photo ofMt. Yotei by South Face Photo ofMt. Yotei by South Face

    Starting at Makkari camping area we face the summit in straight line to the North reaching almost the highest point of the crater, 1850mts. Once we reach the clear in the forrest we keep looking always the ridge on the E...

  • near Espot, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    4.40mi
    Elevation +
    1591f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo ofAmitges Hut to Estany Llong Hut via Pic del Portarró 2734m Photo ofAmitges Hut to Estany Llong Hut via Pic del Portarró 2734m Photo ofAmitges Hut to Estany Llong Hut via Pic del Portarró 2734m

    A much more interesting way to get from the Amitges Hut to the Estany Llong hut, skinning up to the 2598m breche between Pic del Portarró and Pic Inferior del Portarró and then bootpacking up the east ridge of Pic del Po...

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