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5-day hut-to-hut ski tour from Balaitus to Vignemale, Pyrenees


Come discover the Pyrenees along with Nacho, an IFMGA guide, on this hut to hut ski adventure from Balaitus to Vignemale, in the Spanish-French border.

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5 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr




Join me on this 5-day hut to hut ski tour and enjoy an amazing journey from Balaitus to Vignemale, in the Pyrenees.

Thanks to its amazing peaks above 3000 meters, lakes, glaciers and valleys, the Pyrenees are one of the most beautiful places for ski touring in Europe. This tour takes place in the border area between Spain and France

The Balaitus massif is located between the Tena Valley in Spain and the Azun Valley in France. Its highest peak is the Balaitus Peak with 3,144 meters of height. The Vignemale Peak (3,298 meters) is the highest summit of the French Pyrenees.

During this 5 day tour, you will be able to enjoy the recently constructed Bachimaña Refuge. This hut is located in the Tena Valley, one of the largest valleys of the Pyrenees. Across this amazing valley, we will also visit the Respumoso Refuge (2,220 meters). Another stops will be at the Wallon (1,865 meters) and the Oulettes de Gaube (2,150 meters) Huts, both located on the French side.

You can find a more detailed itinerary of this tour at the bottom of this page. Anyway, remember that you can ask me for more days of duration and other ascents to the different Pyrenees summits.  

For this tour, I highly recommend you to have an advanced level in skiing and some previous experience in hut-to-hut skiing. Do not hesitate and follow me on this incredible ski tour from Balaitus to Vignemale.

Request to book and discover the most beautiful and impressive peaks in the Pyrenees. I will gladly guide you in this unforgettable hut-to-hut experience!


Day 1: Bachimaña Refuge

On our first day, we will ascend from the Panticosa to the Bachimaña Refuge in Tena Valley.

Day 2: Respumoso Refuge

From the Bachimaña Refuge we will go through the mountain passes to the Respumoso Refuge.

Day 3: Wallon Refuge

On this day, we will cross to the French side and spend the night at Wallon Refuge.

Day 4: Oulettes de Gaube Refuge

From the Wallon Refuge we will start the ascent to the Alphonse Meillon Peak (2,923 meters). We will spend the night at Oulettes de Gaube Refuge (2,150 meters).

Day 5: Last day of skiing

On our last day, we will enjoy the best descents from the Oulettes de Gaube Refuge until the Panticosa resort.




Bachimaña Refuge Respumoso Refuge Wallon Refuge Oulettes de Gaube Refuge

Meeting point



About the guide

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide and Canyoning Guide from Spain

Although I was born in the city, I was always in contact with the outdoors. My first steps on the mountain led me to the vertical world, rock climbing. Then came the ice climbing, mountaineering and skiing. These activities allowed me travel all over the world, especially Asia, Europe and Africa.

I consider The Pyrenees as the perfect place to live and a great field with the necessary ingredients to enjoy great wild activities. But I also enjoy and travel to other massifs, mainly to the Alps, also to the Atlas, and ocassionaly to other ranges around the world.

I’m an international UIAGM mountain guide, canyoning guide and ski instructor as well. I work as independent guide, which allows me to work following my own philosophy and values.

So far I have 16 years of experience as guide, and a few more as mountaineer. I enjoy all the mountain-related activities, but for guiding and as a sport. That’s why I’d like to show you the mountains the way I see them, without fixed structures but enjoying them with freedom and in a pleasurable way.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1289 Each

Group of 2

EUR 722 Each

Group of 3

EUR 516 Each

Group of 4

EUR 413 Each

Group of 5

EUR 336 Each

Group of 6

EUR 336 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

The price doesn't cover additional costs as support, transport, etc.



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