Tena Valley Haute Route 6-day guided ski tour

Fede, local IFMGA guide, wants to take you across the amazing Tena Valley Haute Route in the Pyrenees for 6 days. Nothing to envy to the Alps!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Pyrenees

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Come with me to one of the greatest backcountry skiing options in the Pyrenees going through the Balaitus, Vignemale and Panticosa massifs.

    An impressive 6-day ski itinerary comparable to those you can get to do in the Alps! The Tena Valley Haute Route offers long descents and a purely Pyrenean terrain to enjoy a wonderful cross-country ski experience.

    Our starting point will be in the Sarra Reservoir, in Sallent de Gállego (Huesca). From there, we will enter the high mountain area through the Collado de Los Musales, which will give us access to another world: the Tena Valley Haute Route.

    We will discover the Tena Valley with our skis during the following 5 days! Find more details of the day-by-day program at the end of this description.

    If you want to be part of this 6-day guided ski tour keep in mind that you will need some previous experience in ski mountaineering as well as a good level of off-piste descent technique.

    So what are you waiting for? Send your request and book the trip now. It’ll be my great pleasure to guide you across the amazing Tena Valley Haute Route.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 4
    450 EUR

    Group of 5
    450 EUR

    Group of 6
    450 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     Excluded from the price: transport to the starting point, accommodation in the huts (both for the participants and the guide), meals and personal equipment.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Musales Peak and Respomuso Hut

      We will leave from the reservoir La Sarra and enter the high Pyrenean mountain. Night in the Respomuso refuge.

    • Day 2Cambalés, Punta de Aragón and Wallon refuge

      We will also make a beautiful ski descent to the Marcadau Valley. Then we will arrive at the Wallon hut where we will sleep at the foot of the Gran Facha.

    • Day 3Collado del Arratille - Collado de Oulettes

      More incredible ski descents with a beautiful view of the huge north face of the Vignemale. We will sleep in the Oulettes Hut, with one of the most beautiful landscapes of all the Pyrenees.

    • Day 4Ascent to Vignemale or Cerbillona

      Depending on the weather conditions we will ascend one of the two peaks and descend again to the Oulettes Hut.

    • Day 5Bachimaña Hut

      Crossing to the comfortable refuge of Bachimaña, already in the Panticosa circus, crowned by the Picos del Infierno and the Garmo Negro.

    • Day 6Western tooth of Batanes

      And one of the best ski descents to end in the legendary refuge of Casa de Piedra, the main ski center in the Tena Valley.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Serra Reservoir, Huesca (Spain)

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Fede was born in1983 in the Basque Country, northern Spain, where he started climbing and visiting the Pyrenees. After studying Business Management, he finally moved to the Pyrenees to be closer to his passion.

    Fede has been working for more than 13 years in the outdoors industry, as a Ski Patrol, Mountain Guide, Canyon Guide and Ski Instructor.

    Nowadays, he is a full-time IFMGA Mountain Guide, sharing with his clients all sorts of activities in the Pyrenees, the Alps, Canada, Norway, Morroco, Peru, and others.

    He has lived in both Canada and France, so he will have no trouble in speaking French, English or Italian.

    Apart from his private trips with his clients, he also works for several well recognized companies, for the filming industry and writes for specialized magazines, for example:
    - Filming safety Consultant for BEAR GRYLLS'S survival shows, such as Running Wild...
    - Ski guide for ICE CREEK LODGE, BC, Canada
    - Instructor and guide for the FRENCH ALPINE CLUB (CAF)
    - Instructor for the MOUNTAIN MEDICINE INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA (IMMED)
    - Instructor for Mountain Training School (MTS), based in Alaska
    - Writer for different Spanish magazines, such as DESNIVEL and GRANDES ESPACIOS.

    Enjoy his human skills and the finest guiding quality. Guaranteed!

     
     


     

     

    What People are Saying about Fede San Sebastián

     

    Fantastic climb! We were the only people climbing the normal route so we had the mountain to ourselves. Fede was great, highly professional, and he assessed the risks very well. Highly recommended!
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    Maris Paurs
    1st class guide. Excellent scramble.
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    Giles Austin
     

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