A ski touring day

A ski touring day

  Characteristics

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Participants: 1-6 people
  • Physical level: low, good, very good
  • Technical difficulty: easy, medium, difficult

 Strengths:

  • Many options for all tastes and levels; from light climbs to solitary peaks, to more technical routes through vertical hills!
  • From Val d’Aran you can access Aigüestortes National Park through 3 different entries, that will give be the doors to a wild and quiet environment
  • During winter time, great amounts and high quality of snow; many many powder days…

  We offer you different daylong options; from easy climbs to more technical ones (where we will probably use crampons):

  1. Tuc de Horno (2.396 m)
    • Altitude difference: 1.026 m.
    • Starting point: Vielha's tunnel, North part (1.370 m)
  2. Tuc de la Salana (2.483 m)
    • Altitude difference: 1.033 m
    • Starting point: Aiguamòg (1.450 m)
    • Difficulty: easy
  3. Tuc de Baciver (2.644 m)
    • Altitude difference: 784 m
    • Starting point: Orri's parking (1.860 m)
    • Difficulty: easy
  4. Montarto (2.833 m)
    • Altitude difference: 823 m
    • Starting point: Valarties (1.386 m)
    • Difficulty: medium
  5. Tuc de Pincela (2.543 m)
    • Altitude difference: 1.126 m
    • Starting point: Bagergue (1.430 m)
    • Difficulty: medium
  6. Coll de Conangles (2.667 m)
    • Altitude difference: 1.040 m
    • Starting point: Vielha's tunnel, South part (1.620 m)
    • Difficulty: medium
  7. Tuc de Milh o Barlonguera (2.880 m)
    • Altitude difference: 1.457 m
    • Starting point: Beret's parking (1.845 m)
    • Difficulty: high
  8.  Tuc de Molieres (3.010 m)
    • Altitude difference: 1.390 m
    • Starting point: Vielha's tunnel, South part (1.620 m)
    • Difficulty: high

Prices

Ski touring

Price per person

1 person 295€
2 people 150€
  • Mountain Guide
  • Accident and civil liability insurance
  • Inspection and training in the use of safety equipment
  • Collective equipment: ropes, first-aid kit,…
  • Transfers to the activity's starting place 
  • Accommodation, transfers and food during the activity
  • Personal equipment & safety equipment

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FAQ

Activities in mountains and canyons are subject to meteorological conditions. These conditions can be cause of modification and even cancellation of the activity if the guide thinks it is necessary.
Yes, all activities include accident and civil liability insurance. The insurance will only have coverage during the development of the activity, not during the rest of the day or during transfers. It is also advisable to have the mountain federation insurance.

Terms & Conditions

The guide reserves the right to change or cancel the activity, dates or place of the activity, depending on the weather, the conditions of the terrain or the participants. In case of cancellation by the client, and if the activity is cancelled less than 48h in advance except for a major reason, the deposit will not be refunded.
Activities carried out in the mountain can carry some implicit risk. Hiring the service of a professional guide means minimizing it, it means leaving the decision to be taken under his/her criteria, being he/she responsible for the group during the development of the activity, but you must know that zero risk does not exist. The guide is exempt from all responsibility of those people who do not follow the guidelines or act with negligence, as well as if they are under the effects of any narcotic or medication during the development of the hired activity.

Circular route in Aigüestortes National Park

Trip around the National Park - The heart of Pyrenees

   We present you a ski touring route where you will discover the essence of one of the biggest national parks in the Spanish Pyrenees. With more than 400 lakes, the Park offers a quiet and wild environment, with the great services of the mountain huts, and the traditional gastronomy of the area.

   Characteristics

  • Duration: 3-5 days
  • Participants: 1-6 people
  • Physical level: good
  • Technical difficulty: medium

 Possibility to adapt the route to weather and snow conditions, groups and availability.

 A completely virgin terrain with more than 140km2 to discover.

 Different mountain huts, with all kind of services and amenities, and excellent gastronomy.

 Fast access from the airport of Toulouse (1h 30min) or Barcelona 3h 30min).

Prices

Trip around the NP

Price per person for 3 and 5 days

3 people 585 € / 990 €
4 people 480 € / 829 €
5 people 449 € / 795 €
6 people 395 € / 685 €

Program: The route in 3 days

Meeting point in Vielha, and we drive to Pont de Ressec, in our own vehicles. From there we will start touring to Huella Crestada’s pass, going through Restanca’s hut. We will get to Ventosa i Calvell’s hut, where we will sleep. For those with extra energy, possibility to climb Montarto’s peak (2.833m), a classic in Val d’Aran.
We will wake up in Ventosa I Calvell’s hut to climb the famous mountain pass of Contraix. From there, we will enjoy a great descent down to the valley, close to Llong’s hut. After that, we will climb again up to Portarró d’Espot, close to the well-known Sant Maurici’s lake; amazing views and descent. We will finally climb smoothly to Amitges’ hut, where we will rest with all amenities.
From Amitges’ hut we will go in the direction of Ratera’s pass, with the option to climb its peak, 2.861m. Once here, we will enjoy a nice downhill to Colomers’ hut with the amazing views of the glacial cirque where we will find the best snow… After that, we will climb again to Restanca’s hut and this way we finish our circular route.
  • Mountain Guide for 3 or 5 days
  • Accident and civil liability insurance
  • Full board accommodation in all mountain huts
  • Inspection and training in the use of safety equipment
  • Transfers to the activity's starting place 
  • Personal equipment & safety equipment

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FAQ

Activities in mountains and canyons are subject to meteorological conditions. These conditions can be cause of modification and even cancellation of the activity if the guide thinks it is necessary.
Yes, all activities include accident and civil liability insurance. The insurance will only have coverage during the development of the activity, not during the rest of the day or during transfers. It is also advisable to have the mountain federation insurance.

Terms & Conditions

The guide reserves the right to change or cancel the activity, dates or place of the activity, depending on the weather, the conditions of the terrain or the participants. In case of cancellation by the client, and if the activity is cancelled less than 48h in advance except for a major reason, the deposit will not be refunded.
Activities carried out in the mountain can carry some implicit risk. Hiring the service of a professional guide means minimizing it, it means leaving the decision to be taken under his/her criteria, being he/she responsible for the group during the development of the activity, but you must know that zero risk does not exist. The guide is exempt from all responsibility of those people who do not follow the guidelines or act with negligence, as well as if they are under the effects of any narcotic or medication during the development of the hired activity.

Powder Guide Baqueira

Powder Guide Baqueira - Powder in the resort

  Possibility to ski many meters in solitary places, with the best snow and without doing big climbs while ski touring. 

  Baqueira has a more than 2000ha ski area. Add the surroundings, and we have a huge play area. 

   We will ski in a wild environment without other's ski traces even after many days after snowing. 

   We will visit the abandoned Romanesque village, Montgarri, with skis, and then get back to Baqueira-Beret using a snowmobile.

   And of course, we will enjoy the great worldwide known gastronomy of the Valley.

Prices

Powder Guide Baqueira

Price per person

1-3 people 350€
4 people 300€
5 people 250€
6 people 230€
  • Baqueira-Beret's ski pass for 2 days
  • Mountain Guide for 2 days 
  • 1 snowmobile transfer from Montgarri's village
  • 1 car transfer
  • Inspection and training in the use of safety equipment
  • Accident and civil liability insurance
  • Personal equipment
  • Transfers to the activity's starting place 
  • Accommodation and food during the activity

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FAQ

Activities in mountains and canyons are subject to meteorological conditions. These conditions can be cause of modification and even cancellation of the activity if the guide thinks it is necessary.
Yes, all activities include accident and civil liability insurance. The insurance will only have coverage during the development of the activity, not during the rest of the day or during transfers. It is also advisable to have the mountain federation insurance.

Terms & Conditions

The guide reserves the right to change or cancel the activity, dates or place of the activity, depending on the weather, the conditions of the terrain or the participants. In case of cancellation by the client, and if the activity is cancelled less than 48h in advance except for a major reason, the deposit will not be refunded.
Activities carried out in the mountain can carry some implicit risk. Hiring the service of a professional guide means minimizing it, it means leaving the decision to be taken under his/her criteria, being he/she responsible for the group during the development of the activity, but you must know that zero risk does not exist. The guide is exempt from all responsibility of those people who do not follow the guidelines or act with negligence, as well as if they are under the effects of any narcotic or medication during the development of the hired activity.

Baciver Lakes

Snowshoeing

 

  Description: The walk to Baciver lakes is nearby Baqueira-Beret ski resort. We will enter the valley from Orri’s parking (1.800m) to Baciver lakes. There is the option to extend the day going up to Rosari’s lakes, of glacial origin, at 2.333masl.

  Strengths: During the whole day, we will have amazing views to Maladeta’s massif, one of the biggest glaciers in the Pyrenees, and Aneto’s peak (3.404m), the highest mountain in the Pyrenees.

  Characteristics: 

  • Duration: half day
  • Participants: 1-8 people
  • Physical level: low
  • Technical difficulty: easy

Prices

Snowshoeing

Price per person

1 person 100 €
2 people 55 €
3-8 people 45 €
  • Mountain Guide
  • Accident and civil liability insurance
  • Equipment: snowshoes and ski poles

 

  • Personal equipment
  • Transfers to the activity's starting place 
  • Accommodation, transfers and food during the activity

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FAQ

Activities in mountains and canyons are subject to meteorological conditions. These conditions can be cause of modification and even cancellation of the activity if the guide thinks it is necessary.
Yes, all activities include accident and civil liability insurance. The insurance will only have coverage during the development of the activity, not during the rest of the day or during transfers. It is also advisable to have the mountain federation insurance.

Terms & Conditions

The guide reserves the right to change or cancel the activity, dates or place of the activity, depending on the weather, the conditions of the terrain or the participants. In case of cancellation by the client, and if the activity is cancelled less than 48h in advance except for a major reason, the deposit will not be refunded.
Activities carried out in the mountain can carry some implicit risk. Hiring the service of a professional guide means minimizing it, it means leaving the decision to be taken under his/her criteria, being he/she responsible for the group during the development of the activity, but you must know that zero risk does not exist. The guide is exempt from all responsibility of those people who do not follow the guidelines or act with negligence, as well as if they are under the effects of any narcotic or medication during the development of the hired activity.

Couloirs

Couloirs - Alpine climbing

  Characteristics

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Participants: 2 people
  • Physical level: good
  • Technical difficulty: medium / difficult

  Strengths

  • Discover new ways to reach the peaks, during winter time and in an alpine mode. We want to safely test our mental limits.
  • They are all technical climbs. Improve and consolidate your knowledge in winter mountaineering.

Prices

Couloirs

Price per person

1 person 295€
2 people 150€
  • Mountain Guide
  • Accident and civil liability insurance
  • Collective equipment: ropes, carabiners, first-aid kit,…
  • Transfers to the activity's starting place 
  • Accommodation, transfers and food during the activity
  • Personal equipment & safety equipment

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FAQ

Activities in mountains and canyons are subject to meteorological conditions. These conditions can be cause of modification and even cancellation of the activity if the guide thinks it is necessary.
Yes, all activities include accident and civil liability insurance. The insurance will only have coverage during the development of the activity, not during the rest of the day or during transfers. It is also advisable to have the mountain federation insurance.

Terms & Conditions

The guide reserves the right to change or cancel the activity, dates or place of the activity, depending on the weather, the conditions of the terrain or the participants. In case of cancellation by the client, and if the activity is cancelled less than 48h in advance except for a major reason, the deposit will not be refunded.
Activities carried out in the mountain can carry some implicit risk. Hiring the service of a professional guide means minimizing it, it means leaving the decision to be taken under his/her criteria, being he/she responsible for the group during the development of the activity, but you must know that zero risk does not exist. The guide is exempt from all responsibility of those people who do not follow the guidelines or act with negligence, as well as if they are under the effects of any narcotic or medication during the development of the hired activity.

Alpinism Course

Alpinism Course - From introduction to refinement of your technique

  Characteristics 

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Participants: 1-6 people
  • Physical level: good
  • Technical difficulty: easy / medium

  Content 

  • Knowing the material and equipment for alpinism
  • Progression techniques with an ice axe and crampons
  • Introduction to anchors on snow, ice and rock
  • Auto-stops, belay stations, abseiling
  • Introduction to rope work and short roping
  • Introduction to snow science, types of snow and avalanches

  Requirements

  • Own proper equipment
  • Have experience in winter mountaineering
  • Be in physical shape

  Required equipment

  • Winter mountain clothing, mountain boots and gaiters
  • Technical equipment: harness, helmet, axes and crampons
  • Others: 30-40L backpack, sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, googles, poles
  • Food (picnic), drinks (minimum 1,5L, use of thermos bottles recommended)

Prices

Alpinism Course

Price per person for 2 days

2 people 295 €
3 people 195 €
4 people 150 €

Program

Presentation of technical equipment Workshop: anchoring on snow, ice and rock Workshop: belay stations and abseiling
Easy alpine climbing where we will use the techniques and knowledge learnt the previous day.
  • Mountain Guide for 2 days
  • Accident and civil liability insurance
  • Inspection and training in the use of safety equipment
  • Collective equipment: ropes, carabiners, first-aid kit,…
  • Transfers to the activity's starting place 
  • Accommodation, transfers and food during the activity
  • Personal equipment & safety equipment

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Heli touring

  With the helicopter you will avoid the long distances at the bottom of the valley, which tend to be tough. You won't have to tour for kilometres over flat terrain before getting to the interesting areas.

  You can access very remote areas where no one goes. The helicopter takes you quickly and we return, which really gives us many possibilities on what to do during the activity.

  When conditions are complicated, it is much easier to find an area with good snow. With a very short flight and the Guide Val d'Aran team's knowledge, you can get to beautiful, wild places with excellent snow.

  Even without a lot of experience or an extraordinary physical condition, you'll enjoy the activity. We will adapt the trip to the participant's physical condition and the helicopter will leave us in an optimum area to ski tour on the best snow.

Prices

Heli touring

Prices per person based on a 4 people group

1 heli touring day 195€

Includes 10 minutes flight

Each additional flight minute 30 €
  • Your heliskiing package
  • Services of a Mountain Guide UIAGM or AEGM
  • Safety equipment: ABS (Avalanche Balloon System) Backpack, Avalanche transceiver, Shovel and Probe 
  • Skis
  • Accommodation & meals
  • Transfers

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FAQ

Yes, all activities include accident and civil liability insurance. The insurance will only have coverage during the development of the activity, not during the rest of the day or during transfers. It is also advisable to have the mountain federation insurance.
The helicopter can carry a maximum of 6 persons: the pilot, the guide, plus 4 persons. So it is preferable to form a group of 4 people, but you also book your seat individually. A certified guide leads each group.
We could say we have two seasons: the cold season, which is from December to the end of February, then from March to April we enjoy spring snow conditions. The season can starts early in December and usually ends late April.

FAQ – Helicopters & Pilots

We work with Habock Aviation Group, a holding comprised by companies like TAF Helicopters. TAF was originally an aviation operator founded in 1959. It currently has more than 200,000 flight hours registered. In addition, since 2009, it is involved in heli-skiing, with more than 400 hours of flight all with the highest standards of quality and safety. Furthermore, TAF Helicopters is the only Spanish company that has the AE31, a specific authorization needed to do Heli-skiing. During all these years, many institutions both public and private, have trusted TAF helicopters to prepare different kinds of operations and for the maintenance of helicopters: Emergency Operation Services, civil protection, sanitation services, industry technical support, measurements of snow, air taxis, heliski, broadcasts, films...
Helicopters used for heli-skiing are H125, previously named Eurocopters B3 (AS350B3): an aircraft that has proven to be ideal for this activity. It is the only aircraft capable of landing on Everest summit, as stated in the Guinness World Records.
There is only one helicopter, but in case of emergency, or if needed, we can have access to another one in less than 2 hours, coming from the air base in Sabadell.
Heliskiing pilots have a minimum of 5,000 flight hours. They have completed a specific course that enables them to fly in mountainous terrain, a heliskiing course and their annual trainings required by AESA (Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea). Moreover, they know the mountains where we work perfectly.
HSS (Habock Service & Support) is responsible for the maintenance of the entire fleet of Habock Aviation Group. That way we ensure a comprehensive quality service.

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Classic Heliski

Main advantage: You create your own Heliski pack according to the number of runs you would like to do. The price depends on the number of runs and is based on a 4 people group, that is, a complete helicopter.

  Skiing in small groups of 4 people

  A qualified and experienced mountain guide leads each group

  We accommodate a maximum of 3 groups

  The helicopter will transport the 3 groups alternately

  We provide each participant with all the necessary safety equipment (ABS backpack, Evo4 - beacon transceiver, shovel and probe)

Prices

Classic Heliski

Prices per person based on a 4 people group

2 runs 290 €
3 runs 390 €
4 runs 490 €
5 runs 590 €
From the 6th run -20% + 80 €

From the 6th run, for each additional rotation you save 20%.

  • Your heliskiing package
  • Services of a Mountain Guide UIAGM or AEGM
  • Safety equipment: ABS (Avalanche Balloon System) Backpack, Avalanche transceiver, Shovel and Probe 
  • Skis
  • Accommodation & meals
  • Transfers

   Booking: To sign up, it is preferable to make a group of 4, but you can also book your seat individually. In that case, we will try to fill the group with other people. This way the Heliski pack price will be based on the number of people.

   Refund: In case of cancellation due to bad weather we offer our clients the possibility to change the date or we will issue a full refund.

 

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FAQ

It´s not necessary to be a good skier in order to do heliski. If you know how to turn keeping your skis parallel, you can do heliski. Over and above, so that you can enjoy and make the most of you heliski experience, it is preferable you are in good physical condition.
It is preferable to use wide skis (minimum 90mm wide) to increase floatation on powder snow. Snowboarders should choose a long and wide board to avoid getting stuck.
The average vertical drop of the runs is approximately 700m. The runs can vary from 600 and 1,000 meters vertical drop.
The helicopter can carry a maximum of 6 persons: the pilot, the guide, plus 4 persons. So it is preferable to form a group of 4 people, but you also book your seat individually. A certified guide leads each group.
The Val d'Aran offers over 400-km2 skiable terrains, at 3,000 to 1,500 meters altitude, without any landing restriction points. Therefore, it offers endless possibilities over 120 runs, distributed in five areas, making it possible to adapt our trips to conditions and to all kind of skier’s requirements.
For a group in good physical condition and with good off-piste skiing technique, it is possible to do up to 12/13 rotations in one day that would be around of 8,500/9,500 meters vertical drop.
The first descents are very close to the heliport, it takes roughly 4 or 5 minutes to reach the top of the mountain.
We could say we have two seasons: the cold season, which is from December to the end of February, then from March to April we enjoy spring snow conditions. The season can starts early in December and usually ends late April.

FAQ – Helicopters & Pilots

We work with Habock Aviation Group, a holding comprised by companies like TAF Helicopters. TAF was originally an aviation operator founded in 1959. It currently has more than 200,000 flight hours registered. In addition, since 2009, it is involved in heli-skiing, with more than 400 hours of flight all with the highest standards of quality and safety. Furthermore, TAF Helicopters is the only Spanish company that has the AE31, a specific authorization needed to do Heli-skiing. During all these years, many institutions both public and private, have trusted TAF helicopters to prepare different kinds of operations and for the maintenance of helicopters: Emergency Operation Services, civil protection, sanitation services, industry technical support, measurements of snow, air taxis, heliski, broadcasts, films...
Helicopters used for heli-skiing are H125, previously named Eurocopters B3 (AS350B3): an aircraft that has proven to be ideal for this activity. It is the only aircraft capable of landing on Everest summit, as stated in the Guinness World Records.
There is only one helicopter, but in case of emergency, or if needed, we can have access to another one in less than 2 hours, coming from the air base in Sabadell.
Heliskiing pilots have a minimum of 5,000 flight hours. They have completed a specific course that enables them to fly in mountainous terrain, a heliskiing course and their annual trainings required by AESA (Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea). Moreover, they know the mountains where we work perfectly.
HSS (Habock Service & Support) is responsible for the maintenance of the entire fleet of Habock Aviation Group. That way we ensure a comprehensive quality service.

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