Join Martin, an IFMGA mountain guide, for an amazing ski touring experience in the High Route Panticosa-Vignemale of the Pyrenees, in Southwest Europe.
Choosing the Pyrenees for a ski touring trip is an interesting alternative for those skiers who prefer to avoid the crowds of the Alps. Its Panticosa-Vignemale is an amazing high route for hut-to-hut ski touring. In this 5-day tour you can explore this area under expert guidance.
The Pyrenees is a range of mountains forming a natural border between Spain and France. It reaches a height of 3,404 metres at the peak of Aneto and extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the Bay of Biscay.
We will start from Panticosa, located in the province of Huesca, Aragon, Spain. Every day we will climb to different summits. After a short rest and a light lunch, we’ll ski down on untracked powder slopes. By the end of the day, we will eat and rest in warm and charming huts of the area, surrounded by a wonderful natural scenery. .
The Pyrenees offer a huge terrain for the ski tourer, with hundreds of peaks and excellent snow conditions. In this trip we’ll trace magnificent mountain skiing tracks around Serrato (2,800m), Tebarray (2,900m), La Gran Facha (3,006m), and Col des Mulets (2,590m).
Away from the crowds, we will ski having views of wonderful lakes, valleys, forests, granitic rock spurs and steep peaks. Here it will be easy to find ourselves in complete loneliness enjoying some unique natural landscapes.
If you’re decided to live a once in a lifetime ski touring experience, please contact me! I’ll be glad to guide you along the powder slopes of the Pyrenees!
And if you want to ski in the Pyrenees but prefer being closer to a ski resort, you should try my Off-piste skiing course in Piau Engaly.
Start from Balneario de Panticosa, in the Spanish Pyrenees (1,600m) towards the hut “Lagos de Bachimaña” (2,100 m). Walk to Peak of Serrato (2,800m) for ski descents. Night at the hut.
Ski descents from Peak of Tebarray (2,900m). Overnight at hut “Respumoso” (2,220m).
Ski descents from Peak of La Gran Facha (3,006m). Overnight in hut “Wallon” (1,900m).
Ski descents around Col des Mulets (2,590m). Overnight in hut “Oulettes de Gaube” ( 2,150m).
Ski descent from Col des Mulets (2, 590m) to Balneario de Panticosa (1, 600m)
Martin Elorza Alday (Donostia,Basque country,1967)
Although I was born near the sea, I started very young to enjoy the nearby mountains.
This hobby gradually become a passion, which led me to be a UIAGM Mountain Guide
To share and trasnmitir everything the mountain had given me.
During several years I have been practicing my passions:
Traveling all over the world,mountaineering, climbing and skiing.
. Actually I’m a full profesional High Mountain Guide UIAGM
Since 2000 I lead my own clients around the world as a freelancer Mountain Guide.
. I have take part in many expeditions to The Alps, atlas (Morocco),Andes (South America) and Himalaya,
I’ love showing the Pyrenees to all peolple who likes mountaing:all the year.
In Winter,ski touring is my especiality, but in summer, rock climbing in Pyrenees is amazing!
I would like to guide you till de top of Mont Blanc, Matterhorn (Alps),Monte Perdido and Aneto (Pyrenees), Naranjo de Bulnes (Picos de Europa) and other mountains.
You can contact me and know what others activities we can do together
Excellent experience! Martin is a real expert guide and he managed to adapt the program even when the snow conditions were poor so that we still got to do everything we wanted. Very honest, reliable, and friendly guide. He\'s very education focussed so we came away from the holiday with a lot of new skills as well. Outstanding trip.