Monday, 1 December 2008

First snows in the Valley

Winter is here with a big snow fall in Alto Aragón above about 600 metres.

We took back country skis up the valley yesterday and skied around the Selva de Oza forest with fellow guides Patxi, Coco and JuanMa.

Back country skis, being a bit wider and shorter than normal cross country skis, are ideal for skiing on ungroomed tracks and exploring where you will. They are fine on gentle slopes and having metal edges means that you can traverse steep slopes with real confidence. Fantastic!

The Hecho valley is one of the best areas of the Pyrenees for back country skiing and snowshoeing - huge extensions of hills, valley floor and forest without ski resorts and crowds. Yesterday, Sunday we only saw 4 people in the whole morning.

To try backcountry skiing and snowshoeing here contact for short breaks and winter weeks.

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