Example Tour: Cross Country and Back Country skiing in the Pyrenees
This 4 day winter break in the stunning winter landscape of the Pyrenees is designed for beginner and inexperienced cross country skiers. Two days instruction (qualified, english speaking instructor) on pisted circuits will help you to become confident on skis before spending two days back country skiing in the Hecho Valley.
Back Country skiing is similar to cross country skiing but instead of using groomed circuits you make your own tracks in pristine snow. The Hecho Valley is ideal for back country skiing with beautiful, safe routes with gentle gradients and high plateaux.
Days 1&2 Somport Cross Country Ski Station
Cross Country skiing on a pisted circuit.
A.M. Qualified instruction to get you up and running and confident with free heel skiing.
P.M. XC ski route along stunning forest and mountain pistes. By the second day you should skiing with a degree of confidence and enjoying gliding on skis through this winter paradise with over 30km of pistes.
Days 3&4 Hecho Valley
To the Hecho valley to go back country skiing. Gliding over virgin snow in a a rarely visited winter landscape is a superb wilderness experience. You´ll have the valley to yourselves and will see birds of prey, chamois and foxes which are well adapted to this environment. We choose routes to suit your expertise and fitness.
The price includes: qualified instructors and guides, cross country and back country ski rental, 4 excellent picnics and local transport to and from skiing areas
Accommodation can be arranged to suit your requirements (from basic to luxury)
Please contact us to organise your own, tailor made cross country skiing and snow shoeing trip in the Pyrenees.