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Welcome to an unforgettable 4-day ski tour around the most outstanding places of the Aiguestortes and San Mauricio National Park!
The Aiguestortes and San Mauricio National Park is the unique state park located in the autonomous community of Catalunya.
During this 4-day ski touring trip, I will guide you through the Aran Valley. The great quality of mountain lodges of the place make it an ideal territory for ski touring and hut-to-hut expeditions. That’s why, after each skiing day, we’ll rest and spend the night in a different welcoming hut of the massif.
The Aiguestortes and San Mauricio National Park has a high mountain geography. In fact, much of its extension is above 1000 meters of altitude. It has summits that surpass the 3000 meters of height.
I have no doubts that every lover of the Pyrenees must know this place. Furthermore, the area has a great biological value thanks to its flora and fauna.
The large slopes of the area originate different ecosystems. That’s why we will find meadows, crops and deciduous forests in the lower level. Evergreen forests in the middle heights and, at the highest levels, meadows and high mountain rocks will surprise us.
The access to the Aiguestortes and San Mauricio National Park is quite restricted, except on foot, because the preservation of flora and fauna is exceptional.
So, I will be here waiting for you. Please contact me if you want to live a unique ski touring trip in a jewel of the Pyrenees!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Arrival in the Aran valley, Baqueira Beret parking. Ascend along the Valley of Ruda to the bucolic of the Saboredo Hut (2310m). Practices of arva use. Small skiing near the lodge. Half-board accommodation night at the hut.
Collado de Ratera (2850) - Colomers Hut (2140)
This day we will ascend one of the classic summits of the massif, with a stunning descent to Collado de Ratera. Then, we’ll continue the descent by Lac Obago to the hut where we will spend the night.
Port de Caldes (2540m) -Montarto de Aran (2830m) - Restanca hut (2020m)
The day starts passing 2 hills, Port de Caldes and the Coret de Oelhacrestada in addition to trying the summit of Montarto de Aran (2840m). It’s a beautiful peak with breathtaking views of the whole national park. The last descent is steep and leaves us to the hut door where we will spend the night.
Tossau de Mar (2730m) - Hospitau of Viella (1630m)
Final day. We will make a complete ski tour, passing one of the largest lakes (Lac de Mar) to reach the summit of the Tossau de Mar. Descent through the lake of Tort de Rius to the beginning of the Viella tunnel.
Here we will get in the cars we left on the first day and return to our starting point. End of the program.
In mountain huts
About the Guide
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
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