The snow-covered has changed in the last days due to some rain and warmer temperatures up to 2500m. So I decided to leave my first plan to other day with the desiderable conditions for it. I went to a less high mountain which still has lots of snow but I knew temperatures would be warm enough to soften the snow. Much better a 2000m with soft snow than a 2700m with icy snow.
I started at 1200, in the border between Spain-France. The first part until 1600m was on a dirty road in the summer, now covered with snow and pines on the sides.
Once the piste finishs, there is still some slopes to reach the coll.
Although its not well-known the view from the coll is described as one of the best of Pyrinees in my book. We can see all the north faces of Aneto, Pico Salvaguardia....
From the summit, with "cantabrican" height, the view is even more impressive. The snow was soft by the time I went down like I expected. Quite long slope with good views until the coll.
Then from the coll until I took the piste again close to that cabin.
The other 300m wasnt good. The piste was still quite icy, and as usual with a snowboard always uncomfortable to slow down and turn. Anaways, its had been good until now. After 30min trying to make it the most enjoyable possible I got the road again.
We will see what New Year vacation brings!