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Hut to hut Ski touring in Val d’Aran near Barcelona

Hut to hut Ski touring in Val d'Aran, 8 days Roundtrip from Barcelona 2
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Join IFMGA certified mountain guide, Roger, for this unforgettable 6-day ski touring adventure in the spectacular Pyrenees mountains near Barcelona!

Group

Pyrenees

7 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Discover the breathtakingly beautiful and enchanting Pyrenees mountains
  • Enjoy top class ski touring conditions with deep snow and comfortable huts
  • Join enthusiastic and experienced guides to access the best of the Pyrenees

Description

Ski touring near Barcelona? That’s right, join me in Val d’Aran, the hidden gem of Southern Europe located in the stunning Pyrenees mountains!

Here you can expect wonderful deep powder snow conditions with almost limitless ski touring opportunities.

A vast mountain range with peaks over 3000m, this region is as picturesque as you can imagine. Alpine forests, mountain lakes, and glaciers decorate the scene.

The local Pyrenees culture is lively and has delicious cuisine, you can enjoy the charming town of Vielha with its restaurants and nightlife.

On this 6 day excursion, we will spend 6-days traveling hut to hut, and an extra day designated for enjoying Baqueira Beret Ski Resort.

With variable weather conditions possible, I will select the most appropriate locations and routes given the latest weather updates and the group’s preference.

The huts themselves are warm and comfortable, wholesome meals (inform us of any dietary requirements) will replenish you after long days out touring.

To join the trip you need to be able to carry a backpack for extended periods traversing over the mountains.

Would you like to visit the majestic Pyrenees mountains, spend 6 days ski touring from hut to hut, and enjoy the spectacular scenery in great company? Then sign up now because this is a remarkable opportunity and I can’t wait to share this experience with you!

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome

-Meeting in Vielha.
-Meet the guide and check the gear list.
-Accommodation in Vielha.

Day 2: Freeride day at Baqueira Beret

A full day off-piste skiing at southern Europe’s largest resort.

Practicing off-piste techniques, avalanche terrain procedures, steep terrain, etc.

Accommodation in Vielha.

Day 3: Peülla 1900m to Amitges hut 2.360m

Aprox 12km, +900m.

Day 4: Amitges hut 2.360m – Ratera Peak 2.900m – Amitges hut

Aprox 8km, +800m.

Day 5: Amitges hut 2.360m – Ventosa hut 2.214m

Aprox 14km + 900m.

Day 6: Ventosa hut 2.214m – Punta Alta 2.900m – Ventosa hut

Aprox 9km + 800m.

Day 7: Ventosa hut 2.214m – Montarto 2.800m – Arties 1.500m

Aprox 9km + 800m.

At the end of this last day, farewell. 
Participants are free to stay longer in the area or to leave.
We recommend staying this last night in a hotel in the area and going for a dinner celebration.

 

Details

Accommodation

4 nights in Mountain Hut, Half Board Accommodation in town is on the participants' side. We can help with information or proceed with the booking, feel free to ask for it.

More info

Gear to bring: Backpack (between 35-45 liters) with ski rack. • Mountain Ski Equipment (skis, boots skins, skicrampons, poles. Skins must be in good shape • Security kit : avalanche transceiver (with battery), shovel and probe. • Helmet. • Skitouring clothes: o 2 pairs socks. o Skitouring pants. o Non cotton shirt (first layer). o Long johns. o Fleece or similar (second layer). o Jacket and Pants Gore-Tex type (third layer). Wind and waterproof o Primalof jacket or lght down. o Neck band. o 2 pair of gloves, thin and warm. o Hat for the sun/cold. o Sunglasses and googles. o Water bottle or thermos minimum 1 liter. . o Sunscreen and lip protection. o Camera.

Meeting point

Vielha

About the guide

I love what I do and love to transmit my passion while guiding.

After touring the world fulfilling my dreams, I have put together all the knowledge gained and a strong background as a mountain guide to become one of the most versatile, dedicated and professional guides in the Pyrenees.

My resume has technical training in mountain medicine, snow studies, search and rescue complete training, meteorology and botany.

I spend the winters enjoying the unique snow conditions in the Aran Valley, as a ski touring and freeride Guide, and summers climbing the countless areas of excellent rock, either granite, limestone or conglomerate in the Pyrenees. I also spend a lot of time in Iceland during the summer guiding my friends and clients across these incredible landscapes.

While traveling the world, I make every effort to show the beauty of the landscapes, the quality of the rock and the best snow in the Pyrenees to everyone who wants to check them out.

Please get in touch with me if you want to discover the Pyrenees!

Languages

Italian | English

Certificates

UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Val d'Aran, Pyrenees


What people are saying about Roger Martorell

Paul Woods

5.00

August, 2022

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Joseph Curran

5.00

July, 2022

Trip of a lifetime. As with all things mountains, things didn’t go exactly according to plan, weather forced changes, us tired and slow clients forced changes and roger handled these in stride and adjusted the plans seamlessly. He knew when to push and when to back off. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the mountains, history and the local plants and wildlife. I had high expectations for the trip and it was even better than I had imagined, if you’re thinking of doing a trip with Roger, I highly recommend him as a guide in whichever discipline you prefer.

Marcus Clausager

5.00

August, 2021

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Kevin van Reenen

5.00

August, 2020

Awesome trip! Thanks to Roger for guiding me to the summit on a really extreme day of wind and rain. Unique and epic day out on the mountain. Also thanks to Maca at Explore Share for helping with the booking to ensure everything went smoothly, especially during these uncertain times. Great service!

Harrison Scott

5.00

February, 2020

Absolutely brilliant trip - would high recommend Roger and Chur they are fantastic, responsive and extremely helpful people!

Ian Bywater

5.00

June, 2019

It's a long slog of a climb, but doable as long as you're reasonably fit (but you don't need to be an Olympic athlete). The views are stunning. The Puente (bridge) de Mahoma is mentally tough with steep drops either side and some uncomfortable climbs. I'd strongly recommend using a local guide as they help you with the planning, kit and techniques, they share knowledge of the surrounding area that you wouldn't get otherwise and they help you over the more challenging stretches

Hancong

5.00

July, 2018

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david reitz

5.00

June, 2018

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Stan Beraznik

5.00

March, 2018

We had a very good trip — thank you!   Roger was really a great guide and we were very pleased working with Nacho as well.  The itinerary went well and Roger did a good job adjusting the itinerary as needed. Thanks again!

Willy

5.00

April, 2017

The helicopter was a surprise and it was awesome, it was a great first time experience in the backcountry. Our guide, Roger, was really helpful and patient with us and we found really good snow.  The hiking up was especially tiring when it was really hot but the skiing was epic.

Sarah

5.00

April, 2017

Roger, our guide, really made the trip memorable for us. He had a challenge every day to plan the route according to the snow conditions, temperatures (it was quite warm), the skills and endurance of our kids and keeping it fun for all of us. It really showed that he put thought into planning each day and wanted to find the best route for us to enjoy the backcountry and get some good skiing!  He knows the area so well and every day he planned was awesome. The helicopter trip. It was planned by Roger and something we never would have thought of doing for our children's first backcountry experience but it was absolutely the best. "Double thumbs up" according to Willy, our son. The location that Roger picked out for the skiing and the hotel, Bahns de Tredos, was perfect for being in the backcountry all day and then returning to the hotel for a delicious late lunch, thermal hot tub soak and then a gourmet dinner all in a hut/backcountry setting.  We felt very spoiled!

Maddy

5.00

April, 2017

If I had to describe the trip in 4 words : 'It was epic-ally awesome

Sofia

5.00

January, 2015

Roger has the 3Ps, Passionate, Professional and Prudent. I did tour skiing in the Pyrenees (Beciver 2660 m) and the tour was amazing. He adapted his rhythm to the rhythm of the group and he is prudent something that I really appreciate. Going up was hard but then once you get to the top you enjoy the view and you forgot your name. I would totally recommend him. Is not that easy to find trustful guides. He is your man!!!


Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1083 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1083 Each

Group of 3

EUR 1083 Each

Group of 4

EUR 1083 Each

Group of 5

EUR 1083 Each

Group of 6

EUR 1083 Each

Group of 7

EUR 1083 Each

Group of 8

EUR 1083 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

INCLUDED:

- Guiding fee

- 4-night accommodation in mountain huts, HB

- Transport during the trip

- Personal Insurance

- Meals while in the huts: Breakfast, Dinner

NOT INCLUDED:

-Accommodation in town. You can choose your own preferred accommodation, or ask us for booking service.

-Meals when not in Mountain Huts.

-Lunch when in Mountain Huts (huts offer restaurant services and lunch packs)

-Ski-pass or other options




 

 

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