View from the summit of Petrachema (Pic d'Ansabere)
Refugio Linza lies at a remote roadhead in the Anso Valley. It’s a beautiful wilderness area with not a ski lift for miles and perfect for ski touring, snow shoeing and cross country skiing. The weather forecast was perfect last weekend so Fabian, Dian and myself headed over there for some touring. Continue reading
The Jan/Feb issue of Adventure Travel has a good article on skiing in Formigal. The same issue also features a hike in the Ordesa National Park following a simal route to the Hike Pyrenees GR11walking holiday. Read about it then come and join us in the Pyrenees to try the hike out yourself!
From Formigal overlooking the Valle de Tena
We’ve been doing a fair amount of skiing at Formigal this winter. Snow conditions this week are perfect. There’s a good snow covering on all pistes and lots of powder off piste. Avalanche risk has been high for a lot of the winter though. One of our favourite pistes – Bosque – has even had a couple of tipi’s put in serving quemada – warm milk, rum and cinnamon. Perfect to warm you up on those chilly days!
The tipi's at Formigal !
Kerry and Anna with Pic du Midi d'Ossau in the background
Thursday saw us out on the slopes of Formigal. Fabulous day for it – clear blue skies once again, great snow conditions and being a weekday the slopes were empty. Continue reading