The program of the day will be the ascent or the tour chosen between the guides and the clients according to their physical and technical level, desired duration, weather and snow conditions.
The departure time will also be according to the previous factors, as well as the meeting and the start point with skis. Some of the possible ascents are detailed below as illustrative of all the options we’ve got to enjoy the mountains of the Valley.
Tuc de Salana
(2483m) - Between the valleys of Aiguamog and Valarties we find this disctintive mountain. Its perfect pyramidal shape and its beautiful view to Tuc de Montardo make it very special.
Elevation gain/loss: + 793m / - 993m
“Circ de Colomers” (Gran Tuc de Colomers, 2933m) - It is the highest peak of the Circ, but this unbelievable place at the end of the Aiguamog Valley makes accessible endless number of itineraries with different elevation gains. Highlight the hundred lakes that we find throughout its entire base.
Elevation gain/loss: + 1033m / 1443m
Tuc Montardo (2833m) - Its spectacular silhouette can be seen from the village of Arties and is located at the end of the valley with the same name: Valarties. The Montardo is well known because of its altitude and its appealing shape makes it one of the most wanted climbs with or without skis of the whole valley.
Elevation gain/loss: + 1400m / - 1400m
Tuc de Horno (2392m) - Accessible from the North side of the Vielha Tunnel, the beauty of the landscape is highlighted by Palas de Sarrahera and Tuc des Hennes.
Elevation gain/loss: + 1184m / - 1190m
Montcorbison (2.172m) from Pleta des Anheths – A modest summit with major reward. The perspective of the Valley from the top is absolutely magnificent with breathtaking views to every peak.
Elevation gain/loss: + 572m / - 572m
1h30 more and 635m of elevation gain if we leave from Gausac.
Tuc de la Cigalera (2502m) and Tuc de Beret (2595m) – Both really close to the ski resort of Baqueira-Beret, it is possible to shorten the ascent taking the ski lifts. Depending on how tough we want the stage to be we’ll choose from the different options.
UIAGM / AEGM Mountain Guide Services.
Advices prior the departure.
Security gear for the whole group.
Reservations management services, if necessary.
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.
Mountain skiing 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.
Touring skis (adjusted bindings)
Touring ski boots
Telescopic ski poles
DVA (charged batteries)
Ski carry backpack
Snacks (sandwich, cereal bars, nuts, ...)
Medium thickness socks
Thin ski gloves
Thick ski gloves
Sun cream 50+
Lip balm 50+
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.
- Technical Level
- 1 - Beginner. Never ski toured before. Frequent skier that goes off-piste not very often. Never used skins before.
- 2 - Intermediate. Ski tours occasionally (5 to 10 days a year). Know the basics using skins, correct kick turn on slopes up to 35º. Capable of placing ski crampons without any help. Be able to ascend through all kinds of snow following a trace. Skis efficiently on all kinds of snows.
- 3 - High. Big expertise in all types of ascents with skis. Knows and masters several climbing techniques with skins, kick-turn both back and to the valley. Can go easily forward skating. Ski tours quite often (more than 15 days a year). Familiarized with the use of ice axes and crampons in different terrains. Be able to use ropes for belaying. Has been in high routes in the Alps. Training in self-rescue.
- Fitness Level
- 1 - Being able to walk in the mountains for 3 to 4 hours gaining 800 meters of altitude with a lightweight backpack of about 5 kg.
- 2 - Walk along itineraries in the mountains for 4 to 6 hours gaining 1000 meters of altitude with an 8 kg backpack.
- 3 - able to make mountain itineraries for more than 8 hours and ascending 1500 meters or more, loaded with a backpack of 10 kg.