Pistes in Soldeu-el tarter


Pistes in Soldeu-el tarter

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P.T posted Dec-2009


Going to Soldeu for the first time in Feb in a group of mixed abilities. I have read that some blues are very difficult and some red's really easy, - can anyone tell me the blue's to avoid (i.e. hard blues) and the easy reds (so we dont get ourselves stuck lol)

Many Thanks!!

reply to 'Pistes in Soldeu-el tarter'
posted Dec-2009

I'd agree that most of the reds wouldn't be reds anywhere else, the resort is a beginners and intermediate paridise. As for difficult blues, I can't remember thinking any shouldn't be classified as blue.
It's perfect for building confidence.

Having said that we did have a little bit of difficulty on one blue (that's 2 advanced skiers!) it looked lovely, deep snow nice gentle slope that they hadn't got round to pisteing yet, bomb down there for a giggle. The snow was 2 feet deep and the consistancy of porridge, very wet and very dangerous. You couldn't turn in it at all. Took us a while to pick our way down!

Not that that should worry you, you won't be looking for unpisted runs like we do. Generally the pisteing is superb.

reply to 'Pistes in Soldeu-el tarter'
posted Dec-2009

I agree with Andy,
Have been to the Grandvalira range twice and never thought that the runs were wrongly classified. It is great for beg/int with some lovely wide pistes. The 2 times we went it really snowed hard the whole time so pistes were great fun!!
I'm sure you'll have a fab time.

reply to 'Pistes in Soldeu-el tarter'
posted Dec-2009

I skied some of Pas and Grau Roig last weekend, although Soldeu was not open. However, my guide informed me that the pistes are really gentle and flattering and great for building up confidence. The mountains are less aggressive than the alps, and therefore there are not many steep slopes, but those that are are rightly classified as black or in some cases red.
Annoyingly, some of the technically more difficult narrow tracks are classed as blues, when IMO these can be harder for less experienced skiers than a wide open red. However, there is a lovely frozen lake over in Garu Roig with a blue track leading to it - well worth a trip over there for lunch on a sunny day.
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posted Jan-2010

Hi to you all

My first post on this forum so be gentle.
A friend of mine is going to el tarter on the 21 Jan & will arrive around 8 pm.She will need a transfer from Barcelona airport around that time,has anyone got any info for a reasonably priced transfer service between these two points.

Thanks in advance.

Far Queue
reply to 'Pistes in Soldeu-el tarter'
posted Jan-2010

Hi brooksy, welcome to the forum.

I cannot give you any first hand info, because I am going to Soldeu for the first time myself on the 31st, but in the meantime maybe this site Click Here will help give you an idea.

reply to 'Pistes in Soldeu-el tarter'
posted Jan-2010

HI far queue

Thanks for your welcome & link,& have passed on info to friend.

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