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Ski touring in Castro Valnera, Cantabrian Mountains

Castro Valnera

Join Raul, UIMLA certified mountain leader, for this ski touring day trip in Castro Valnera. Discover the amazing powder snow of the Cantabrian Mountains!

Private and Group

Cantabrian Mountains

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec




  • Discover the awesome powder snow of Castro Valnera.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Cantabrian Mountains.
  • Improve your ski touring skills with an expert instructor.


Castro Valnera (1,718m) is a mountain in Burgos, northern Spain. Despite its modest altitude, it receives a significant amount of snow each winter season, and turns into a perfect ski touring destination. Join me and enjoy an amazing adventure!

This abrupt rocky peak is the highest summit in the easternmost section of the Cantabrian Mountains, known as La Montaña Pasiega or the Montes de Pas. Standing between the Lunada and Stakes of Trueba passes, it features amazing alpine landscapes, with beautifuls glaciers and river sources. 

On this ski touring day trip we will explore Castro Valnera where we will find the best untracked terrain of the area. There are powder snow descents for intermediate and expert skiers!

So, if you are up for this ski touring experience in Castro Valnera, please get in touch with me. Let me guide you around this stunning powder terrain!

And if you are looking for a summer trip, take a look at my rock climbing adventures in the Cantabrian Mountains or in Picos de Europa.


More info

Equipment Needed: 30 / 40L Backpack with ski holder - Crampons and ice axe - Helmet - Cross-country skis - Cross-country ski boots - Seal skins - Blades - Poles - ARVA, shovel and probe - Sunglasses and goggles - Hat - 2 pairs of gloves - Fiber or feather jacket - Waterproof / breathable jacket (Gore-tex) - Long mountain pants - Water and energy food for the day - Front headlight and replacement batteries - Sunscreen

Meeting point

El Bernacho (1.090 mts.)

About the guide

AEGM-UIMLA Guide from Spain

I did my first steps as a mountaineer as a teenager in Madrid. But the desire to enjoy all the possibilities given by the mountains convinced me to move to Benasque valley, at the heart of the Pyrenees.

Along the years I did several winter and summer activities not only in the Pyrenees, but also in Picos de Europa, Sierra Nevada, Sistema Central...

One of my passions is to travel and discover new places and cultures, so I did climbing trips to other European countries, USA, Canada, Morocco, India, Nepal, Kirguistán... This trips gave me a priceless experience that made me grow as a climber, and set the stone to my formation as professional mountain guide.

I now live in Cantabria, and usually guide both in summer and winter in the Cantabrian range.




Cartes, Cantabria

What people are saying about Raul Martin

Steve Mcnicol


November, 2021

What a fantastic experience - the booking process, answering out questions and the expertise and good company of guide made this, our first ascent to the top of a mountain a wonderfully enjoyable trip. Thank you.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 258 Each

Group of 2

EUR 145 Each

Group of 3

EUR 114 Each

Group of 4

EUR 93 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

Not included: transfers, lifts, meals for participants and guide.


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