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Learn to Ski Tour – Spanish Pyrenees

Bored of overpriced ski resorts with too many people and finishing the week feeling like you have experienced nothing new? Our introduction to ski touring in the tranquil wilderness of the Spanish Pyrenees may well be the answer.

The Pyrenees is the perfect place to learn to ski tour – the terrain is accessible, there’s loads of it and most importantly, there’s nobody else around! This is a place where you’ll truly want to earn your turns.

Over the course of 4 days you will be introduced to the essentials of ski touring by your qualified mountain guide. From touring equipment to avalanche awareness and rescue skills, from route planning to off piste skiing techniques, the days will be spent getting to grips with the basics and the nights will be spent relaxing and recharging back at your hotel in Baqueira Beret.

At a glance

  • Introduction ski touring under the watchful eye of a professional mountain guide
  • Perfect escape from the office over a long weekend
  • Pressure-free introduction to ski touring
  • Ideal terrain for a beginner’s introduction to backcountry skiing
  • Avoid crowds and soak up the solitude and peace of the Spanish Pyrenees
  • Enjoy 2 overnight stays in Boi and Tresdos next to the Aiguestortes National Park
  • Sample local cuisine including excellent tapas at the end of each day

 

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival into Val d'Aran and Baqueira Beret

Arrival into Val d'Aran and Baqueira Beret

Once you have checked in to your hotel in Baqueira Beret, you will be met by your guide for a short briefing on the proceeding days. They will run through the safety equipment required for back country skiing and fit ski touring skis and boots.

Accommodation: Hotel Himalaia, Baqueira Beret 1 night

Day 2 - First day's ski touring

First day's ski touring

Today is all about enjoyment and helping teach you the essential skills required to thoroughly enjoy the natural environment around you whilst on touring skis. The routes today will be specifically geared to you and your requirements.

Accommodation: Hotel Himalaia, Baqueira Beret 1 night

Day 3 - Head to the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park

Head to the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park

After a short drive you will be dropped off at the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park at a suitable location for a day’s tour. Depending on the weather conditions the guide will choose an itinerary that will see you finally descending to a small mountain spa hotel near Tredos.

Accommodation: Hotel Bahns de Tredos 1 night

Day 4 - Another day in Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park

Another day in Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park

Again depending on the weather today’s aim will be to choose another itinerary in the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park that will see you finally descending to the hamlet of Boi just outside the national park

Accommodation: Hotel Pey in Boi 1 night

Day 5 - Head back to Baqueira Beret

Head back to Baqueira Beret

After breakfast will enjoy your final shorter day touring back to a collection point from which you will be driven back to Baqueira Beret, a 40 minute drive.

Accommodation: Hotel Himalaia, Baqueira Beret 1 night

Day 6 - Time to head home

Time to head home

Since all our adventures are tailormade if you prefer to take the opportunity to explore more of what Baqueira has to offer then we can help line up everything from dog sledding to alpine skiing

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