Heliski and ski touring Pyrenees crossing

3-day ski touring and heliski Pyrenees crossing, with Miriam, AEGM certified mountain guide. Starting from Val d’Aran, discover the Pyrenees skiing!

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Pyrenees

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Feb, Mar, Apr

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

In this 3-day ski touring and heliski Pyrenees crossing I propose to start with a helicopter flight from Val d’Aran. From there we will start a crossing that will take us to the French side of the range.

I like this program because you can save some energy and altitude difference with the helicopter. It’s a great opportunity to reach Aneto and the Natural Park of Posets-Maladeta. So we start from Catalunya and do the crossing to France through Puerto Viejo pass. We will be sleeping in refuges and the very charming and beautiful mountain hotel ‘Hospital de Benasque’.

We will start in Val d’Aran, and ride in a helicopter to enjoy great runs, and sleep at La Renclusa refuge. The second day includes the ascent of Aneto (3404m), the highest peak of the Pyrenees. Then we spend the night at Hospital de Benasque. Finally we will go up to Puerto Viejo, and ski down to Val d’Aran.

If you prefer, we have the option of doing this itinerary without the helicopter flight, starting from Benasque.

A moderate level and previous experience in ski touring is desirable to enjoy this trip. The best season to enjoy this program is spring.

Get in touch with me if you are interested in doing this heliski Pyrenees crossing, discovering beautiful valleys and going up Mount Aneto! I would love to be your guide in this region I love. Another great ski touring program in the Pyrenees is in Mt Perdido and Ordesa park, check it out!


Price per person

 
Group of 4
454 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • 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.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: La Renclusa refuge

    Starting from Val d’Aran, in the north face of the Pyrenees and easy to access from Toulouse, we take a helicopter flight up to 2300 metres. From there we do several runs and then skin up to La Renclusa refuge.

  • Day 2: Aneto

    We go up Aneto (3404m). From there ski down all the way to Hospital de Benasque, a former refuge that has been refurbished as a hotel. It’s located in the middle of the mountains, in the entrance of Posets-Maladeta Natural Park. The total altitude difference is of approximately 1800 metres.

  • Day 3: Puerto Viejo

    We go up to Puerto Viejo, a former frontier pass connecting Spain and France, and from there ski down to Val d’Aran. This takes around 6 hours.

 
 

Other details

 
Meeting point
In Val d'Aran.
Accommodation

In mountain huts and mountain hotel.

More info

If we go without helicopter the maximum number of clients is 6.

 

About the Guide

 
 

The story begins when your parents put you the skis when you are still wearing diapers, when you discover every summer the lakes of the Pyrenees, and after that you start going for the summits. When climbing and the feeling of freedom that comes with it gets you hooked, and there's nothing you can do about it.

It continues when you choose your career following the name: Technical Mountain Engineering, in Lleida, close to the Pyrenees, and you start working as a ski instructor during weekends. And year after year, trip after trip, run after run, you start getting together with young mountaineers, and closer to the formation as a mountain guide.

Expeditions, trips, some award and the constant formation and evolution are what built this long journey, which allows me to share the world that I love with others. And thanks to the works as a guide I can enjoy everything: the great moments that the mountain gave me, in the snow, rock or ice, and above all the moving feeling of realizing how small we are in the immensity of the summits.

 
 
FROM 454 USD per person
 

 

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