Sector: La Coma
Arcalís' most north-westerly lift, leaving from just below La Coma restaurant
and rising up almost to the French border. Although the lift is a fixed chair, it runs at a fair speed and has a conveyor platform to ease getting on.
The journey up the rocky face of the ridge separating Andorra and France affords bird's-eye views over the seriously steep terrain below, giving you an opportunity to daydream about the wildest lines down the couloirs; the sole piste descending from this area is the narrow L'Estany
. At the mid-point of the journey up, you pass over the route of this piste as the lift-line flattens out over a small tarn (Estany is Catalan for ‘lake’), before rising steeply again.
as you approach the top, quickly raise the safety bar and then make a swift dismount to the right on arrival because this area is very narrow.
After U-turning to the right, you are on the start of L'Estany