Monday, 19 January 2009

Best Snow Ever!

Just finished a week guiding, back country skiing, snow shoeing and winter mountaineering with a lovely journalist from Wyoming. We had the best snow ever and great weather except a blizzard high on the Col de Foraton which made things interesting on Tuesday afternoon.
The snow is deep powder and back country skiing in the valleys is pure bliss!

In the picture skiing along the cross country track at Linza in the Ansó Valley. The mini Matterhorn in the background is called Txamantxoia. The border between Aragón and Navarra is just on the ridge.
The ski circuit is being run by a new company - Talon Libre (free heel)- who keep the pistes perfectly groomed and rent out high quality equipment. The day we went there were only two other skiers but I hope they get more clientele as the word gets round that Linza is one of the best XC ski circuits in Alto Aragón.