trip duration TRIP DURATION
3 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Pyrenees
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
4 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Intermediate
best period OFFER PERIOD
Feb, Mar, Apr
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

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!

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.

Price per person

Group of 4400EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee

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.

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