FREERIDE IN BAQUEIRA-BERET

Freeride day in Baqueira-Beret.

 

We will meet quite early to catch the first lift up. According to the conditions of the snow, weather and group we will choose one itinerary or another among the many options that offer the great ski area. The most known descents are:

 

  • Montgarri, it gives the opportunity to experience snowmobiles on our way back to Beret’s parking lot,
  • Bagergue, really good run between trees to the small village of Bagergue,
  • Peulla, being quite far away from the main area of Baqueira, it is normally less frequented, therefore the snow is in great conditions.

 

All of them are big time worthwhile because of their beauty.

 

We will ski as if there were no tomorrow. Get ready!

Included:

  • UIAGM / AEGM Mountain Guide Services.
  • Advices prior to departure.
  • Safetty gear for the whole group.
  • Reservations management services, if needed.

 

Not included:

  • Individual gear, transfers or snowmobiles.

 

General information:

  • Each group member taking part in the ski route is required to possess an at date license issued by the Mountaineering Federation valid in the Pyrenees.
  • Freeriding is an extraordinary pass time but it involves risks. Each member of this journey takes full responsibility of what could happen.
  • The mountain guide reserves the right to modify the program depending on weather conditions, weather, group factor or any other cause that in his opinion may be decisive.
  • Powder skis (patín >90mm)
  • Helmet
  • Snow shovel
  • Probe 240cm
  • DVA (pilas revisadas)
  • Ski carry backpack
  • For the outdoor activity that you plan to be successful it is very important that it accommodates to your level, both physical and technical. Here we present some guidelines so that you can get an idea of what your level is according to the programs we propose. However, we recommend reaching to us so we can help you personally and adapt the program to your conditions.

     

    Ski touring & Freeride

     

      TECHNICAL level

    • 1 = Beginner. Never ski toured before. Is a regular ski resort skier that occasionally goes off-piste. Black runs are not a problem for its level.
    • 2 = Starter. Has experienced ski touring, climbing with skins (skinning). Is familiar with all the ski touring gear. Capable of uphill kick turning on not very steep terrain. Knows how to place and use ski crampons. Ski climbs safely through all kinds of snows on a trace. Skies down efficiently on ungroomed terrain, even on steep but wide slopes.
    • 3 = Intermediate. Regular touring skier,  . Trained on the basic techniques of skinning and uphill kick turn. Can change directions on slopes of 35º. Able to place ski crampons and crampons in an autonomous way. Skies down effectively on all kinds of ungroomed terrain and steepness.
    • 4 = Advanced. Masters the technique of skinning on slopes up to 40º - 45º. Moves safely with skins on steep and icy slopes. Basic knowledge of mountaineering, use of crampons and ice axe as well as rope work. Skies down safely on every snow condition and steepness.
    • 5 = Very advanced. Extensive experience in touring and mountaineering ski. Moves effectively changing direction on all kind of terrain, even on exposed places. Very good skier on every snow condition and steep terrain, as well as in exposed passages. Goes frequently on one-day or multi-day ski tours, spending the nights in huts. Familiar using the ice axe and crampons on all types of mountain domain. Knowledge and training on rope work, protection and self-arrest.
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      FITNESS level

    • 1 = Able to ascend 600 meters of elevation gain skinning for 3 hours carrying a light backpack of about 5 kg.
    • 2 = Able to ski tour for 4 or 5 hours overcoming 800 meters of elevation gain with a backpack of about 5 kg at a 300 meters an hour pace.
    • 3 = Able to accomplish 5 to 7 hours routes and 1000 meters elevation gain with a backpack of about 7 kg at a 300 meters an hour pace.
    • 4 = Able to succeed on alpine routes of up to 8 hours and 1200 meters of elevation gain with a backpack of about 8 kg at a 400 meters an hour pace.
    • 5 = Able to carry out alpine routes of more than 8 hours long and between 1500 and 2000 meters elevation gain with a 10 kg backpack at a 400 meters an hour pace.

    Next Dates :

    From December to April

    Description

    Baqueira-Beret is the best place in the Pyrenees for Freeride. Its location is ideal. The constant depressions coming from the Atlantic bring big amounts of snowfalls during the whole winter, that’s why the quantity and quality of the snow is unrivalled the entire season. Thanks to the lifts and leaving the common slopes we can enjoy unknown spots out of reach of most people where we can get the most out of several descents in the same day.

    Skiing between trees, open fresh snow slopes, corridors, different slope runs, this is the key of Baqueira-Beret popularity: so many options to choose from and all them so good and enjoyable. You can’t miss the experience of the off-pistes.

    LEVELS :

    FITNESS
    2
    TECHNICAL
    3

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