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Ski touring in Castro Valnera, Cantabrian Mountains

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

Cantabrian Mountains

1 Day

Jan - 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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

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


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

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Picos A Vista



Mountain Leader

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.



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What people are saying about Picos A Vista


We had a great time climbing in Picos!!


We had a great time with the two-day route through Picos de Europa. Our guide Fran has given us a treatment that goes beyond the personal... he has taken care of us, he has taught us lots of tricks, he has made us overcome this physical and psychological challenge we were facing and he has made us fall in love with Picos when we saw it with his eyes. The experience has been so incredible that I am sure I will always remember it. Thank you so much for everything Fran!


The staff at Picos a Vista is exceptional, very knowledgeable about Picos de Europa, flexible and willing. Fran, the guide who did our activity, 100% recommendable. We will definitely come back.


Thanks to Picos A Vista and especially to our guide Fran, we enjoyed a great day of climbing in Picos! Fran has taken care of every detail to make the whole day amazing, looking forward to repeat soon!



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.

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