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Guide to Ski Resorts in the Catalan Pyrenees


Ski Resorts of the Catalonia Pyrenees


In Catalonia, skiing is a beloved and popular winter pastime, enjoyed every year by lots of locals and holiday makers.

And, luckily for them, this area of the Spanish Pyrenees mountains has lots of ski resorts; with top-notch facilities, great weather conditions, and some of the best slopes in Spain.



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Skiing holidays in the Pyrenees, and in Catalonia in particular, always come with fair prices, good hotels, great services, and mountains guaranteed to be full of powder snow.

Aside from all the skiing and snowboarding, tourists in Catalonia can also enjoy excellent Catalan cuisine, rich Cataluñan culture, and all kinds of other mountain activities and sport.

Here's a list of Ski Resorts in the Catalonian Pyrenees:

Baqueira Beret Ski Resort


  • Located in Salardú, Val d'Aran.

  • Cross-Country / Downhill Skiing

  • 72 slopes: 5 green, 34 blue, 26 red, 6 black.

  • 110 km of signposted slopes.

  • 7 km cross-country ski circuit.

  • 1 slalom stadium

  • 1 snow-park.

  • 32 lifts: 1 cable car (9 people), 19 chairlifts, 5 ski lifts (3 ski lifts, 1 2-people ski lifts,a, 1 T-bar) & 7 conveyor ski lifts.

  • Capacity for a total of: 55.583 people/hour.

  • Highest point: 2.510 m.

  • Lowest point: 1.500 m.

  • Gradient: 1.010 m.

  • 546 artificial snow-making machines.



www.baqueira.es

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Tavascan Ski Resort


  • Located 10 km from the village of Tavascan, in the valley of Cardos, of Pallars Sobirà county.

  • Cross-Country / Downhill Skiing, piste skiing, snowboarding, or ski touring.

  • Slopes: 5 km, 1 Green slope, 5 red.

  • Lift system: 2; 1 chairlift, 1 platter lift.

  • Top elevation: 2250 m

  • Base elevation: 1750 m

  • 500 m vertical drop

  • Cross Country Skiing area: 16 Km of marked circuits

  • Cellular phone cover: AMENA (ORANGE)

  • Ski equipment rental , Ski school and guides, Lodging, Medical attention



www.tavascan.net

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Gran Pallars Port Ainé Ski Resort


Gran Pallars operates jointly with the other Ski Resorts in Pallars Sobirà; Espot, and Tavascan.
You can get a combined pass which allows you to visit the three different skiing areas.

  • Port Aine is located in Rialp, of Pallars Sobirà in Lleida province, next to the Aigüestortes National Park.

  • Downhill Skiing

  • Skiable area: 32,5 km

  • Slopes: 22, Green 7, Blue 2, Red 7, Black 6

  • Top elevation: 2440 m

  • Base elevation: 1650 m

  • Skiable vertical drop: 800 m

  • Snow production: 90 canons

  • Total number of chairlifts: 8 (3 Chairlifts , 3 Platter lifts, 2 Carpets.)

  • Capacity for 11, 850 people per hour.

  • 1 Snow nursery, 2 Ski Schools, 3 cafeterias, 3 restaurants, available medical service.



www.granpallars.com

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Espot Ski Resort


  • Espot Ski Resort is situated within the National Park of Aiguestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici, in the county of Pallars Sobirà.

  • Downhill Skiing

  • Skiable area: 23.5 km

  • 22 slopes: 2 Green , 9 Blue, 7 Red, 4 Black

  • Top elevation: 2500 m

  • Base elevation: 1500 m

  • Skiable vertical drop: 1000 m

  • Lift capacity: 9,140 skiers an hour

  • Snow production: 140 canons

  • Lift system: 7 Total (2 Chairlifts , 3 Platter lifts, Carpets)

  • 1 Ski school, 2 Cafeterias, 1 self-service restaurant, medical service (at 2000m.)

  • Children's park, Dog Sledging, Ski rental, Snow shoeing.



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    Boi Taull Ski Resort


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    • The Boi Taull Ski Resort is set in the Boi Valley, in the Province of Lérida, in Alta Ribagorza.

    • Downhill Skiing

    • Skiable area: 45 km

    • Slopes: 52 Total; 10 Green, 7 Blue, 26 Red, 9 Black

    • Top elevation: 2751 m

    • Base elevation: 2020 m

    • Snow production: 205 canons, 5 slope snow machines.

    • Total number of lifts: 9

    • Capacity for 13,520 people per hour.

    • Snow park, 2 Restaurants, 1 Cafeteria, Children's Park, Ski Rental, 2 Ski Schools

    www.boitaullresort.com

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    Port Del Comte Ski Resort


    • The Port Del Comte Ski Resort is situated in Solsana, in the Solsonés region to the north of the Serra de Querol, in the pre-Pyrenees of Catalonia.

    • Downhill Skiing

    • Skiable area: 40 km

    • Slopes: 36 Total: Green 7, Blue 1, Red 13, Black 5

    • Top elevation: 2400 m

    • Base elevation: 1700 m

    • Snow production: 245 snow canons.

    • Total number of lifts: 15 Total (5 Chairlifts , 8 Platter lifts, 2 Carpets)

    • Capacity for 5,460 skiers per hour.




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    Vall de Nuria Ski Resort


    • Vall de Nuria Ski Resort is located in the Nuria Valley of the eastern Pyrenees, just north of Barcelona, in Queralbs, in the county of Ripollés.

    • Downhill Skiing

    • Skiable area: 6.9 km

    • Slopes: 10 Total: 3 Green, 2 Blue, 3 Red, 2 Black

    • Top elevation: 2252 m

    • Base elevation: 1964 m

    • Snow production: 73 snow canons

    • Total number of lifts: 4; (1 Chairlift , 2 Platter lift, 1 Gondola lift)

    • Capacity for 4,100 skiers per hour.

    • Services: Ski School, Terrain Park, Snow Park, Snow shoeing, Sledding, and Archery.



    www.valldenuria.cat

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    Vallter 2000 Ski Resort


    • Vallter 2000 Ski Resort is in the Valley of Camprodón, in Setcases, Ripollès.

    • Downhill Skiing

    • Skiable area: 12 km

    • Slopes: Total: 12; 2 Green, 4 Blue, 4 Red, 2 Black.

    • Top elevation: 2535 m

    • Base elevation: 1910 m

    • Total number of lifts: 11 (5 Chairlift , 2 Platter lift, 3 Carpets, 1 other)

    • Services: Terrain park, Snow Park, Free-ride Park, Tubing, Restaurants, Cafeteria, Ski School, Ski and Snowboard rental.



    www.vallter2000.com

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    Alp 2500 Ski Resorts:


    Alp 2500 is a ski resort in La Cerdanya in the Catalonia Pyrenees. It includes the two towns of La Molina and Masella.

    These two towns, with their respective Ski Resorts, make up the Alp 2500 Resort.

    The nearest main town is Alp. The resort of Masella serves the mountain of La Tosa.

    La Molina Ski Resort


    • La Molina is a ski resort in the municipality of Alp in the county of Cerdanya, Catalonia, Spain. Together with Masella it forms the Alp 2500 resort.

    • Skiable area: 111 km

    • 52 Runs: 16 green, 29 blue, 29 red, 12 black

    • Top elevation: 2445 m

    • Base elevation: 1700 m

    • Snow guns: 400

    • There have been World Cup Alpine skiing competitions held here. And in 2011, this resort will host the Snowboarding World Championships

    • Also available: Snowshoeing, Sledding, Mushing/ Dog-Sledding, Snowmobiles.

    • Services: Snow Kindergarten, and Snow-park.


    www.lamolina.com

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    Masella Ski Resort


    • Located in La Cerdanya, and with La Molina, forms part of the Alp 2500 Resorts.

    • Downhill Skiing

    • Skiable area: 72 km

    • Slopes:Total: 62; 9 Green, 23 Blue, 22 Red, 8 Black.

    • Vertical drop: 935 m [1600 m – 2535 m]

    • 17 Ski Lifts

    www.masella.com
    www.snowboardmasella.com

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    Aransa Cross-Country Ski Resort


    • Aransa is a cross-country ski resort located in Arànser, in the municipality of Lles de Cerdanya, Catalonia.

    • Cross-Country Skiing, Nordic Skiing and Snow Shoeing.

    • Skiable area: 32 km

    • Trails: : Green circuit: 5 km Blue circuit: 7,5 km Red circuit: 10 km Black circuit: 5 km Ride circuit: 8 km

    • Snowshoeing circuit: 8 km

    • Elevations from 1.850m to 2.150 m.

    • The red circuit, el Mirador, reaches the highest point with an excellent view on the comarques of Alt Urgell and Cerdanya, and over the Cadí Range.

    • Also offer: Snowmobiling, and Mushing/ Dog Sledding.



    www.aransaski.cat

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    Bosc Virós Cross-Country Ski Resort


    • Bosc de Virós (or Virós-Vallferrera) is a ski resort for Cross-Country and Nordic skiing in the town of Bordes de Virós, in the municipality of Alins, in Pallars Sobirà, Catalonia. It's located in the Alt Pirineu Natural Park.

    • Cross-Country Skiing/Nordic Skiing

    • Total skiable area for Cross-country skiing trails: 28 km

    • Longest Cross-country skiing trail: 12 km

    • Dog Sled circuit: 12 km

    • Elevations from 2, 200 to 1,550.

    • Also available: Mushing/Dog sledding, Snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

    • There is a restaurant, a Ski School, and refuge/ mountain shelter at the resort. It's called the Gall Fer refuge, and it's the base for all the activities.



    www.yetiemotions.com

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    Guils Cross-Country Ski Resort


    • Guils Fontanera is a Cross-Country and Nordic Ski resort in the northern area of the municipality of Guils de Cerdanya.

      It is surrounded by a big black pine forest, on the northern side of Puigcerdà. It borders the municipalities of La Tor de Querol, Porta and Ger.

    • Cross-Country Skiing/Nordic Skiing

    • Total skiable area for Cross-country skiing trails: 29 km

    • Nordic skiing:

      Black circuit: 1 kmRed circuit : 14 kmBlue circuit: 7 kmGreen circuit: 7 km

    • Snowshoe circuit: 12 km

    • Skating circuit: 8 km

    • Elevations from: 1,905 to 2,080.

    • At the highest point, the circuit ends in the municipal boundary of Ger, but by doing ski mountaineering it's possible to reach the Mountain hut of la Feixa, and the Malniu lake.



    www.guils.com

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    Lles de Cerdanya Cross-Country Ski Resort


    • Lles ski resort is located in Lles de Cerdanya, Catalonia.

    • Cross-Country Skiing

    • Total skiable area for Cross-country skiing trails: 35 km

    • Nordic skiing:

      * Green circuit: 11 km * Blue circuit: 8 km * Red circuit: 6 km * Black circuit: 3 km

    • Skating circuit: 13 km

    • Elevations from: 1,900 and 2,335 m.

    • The green circuit of Autopista passes through the refuge of Pradell and connects with the nearby Aransa ski resort.

    • A cross-country skiing competition, called the Pyrenees Walk is held every January on the circuit of Lles-Aransa

    • There's also a circuit for walkers and snowshoeing.



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    Sant Joan de l’Erm Cross-Country Ski Resort


    • Sant Joan de l'Erm is a Nordic/cross-country ski resort located in the Castellbò valley, in Montferrer i Castellbò, Alt Uregell, Catalonia.

      It's set amongst forest of Scots Pine, Mountain Pine and fir.

    • Cross-Country Skiing

    • Elevations from: 1, 700 meters high in the refuge of Basseta to 2,050 m of Prat de Montaner (from which you can reach Portainé.)

    • * Green circuit: 7 km * Blue circuit: 15 km * Red circuit: 26 km * Black circuit: 2 km * Skating circuit: 18 km


    www.santjoandelerm.com

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    Tuixent Cross-Country Ski Resort


      Tuixent-La Vansa is a Nordic ski resort in Josa i Tuixén and la Vansa i Fórnols, in Alt Urgell, Catalonia.

      It's located on the northern face of the Port del Comte range, and set between the municipalities of Josa i Tuixén and la Vansa i Fórnols, that's why the resort's name includes both.It also borders the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park.

    • Cross-Country Skiing

    • Elevations from: 1,830 m to 2,150 m.

    • Nordic skiing: 32.3 km

      Black circuit: 10 kmRed circuit : 13 kmBlue circuit: 7.5 kmGreen circuit: 1.8 kmSkating circuit: 3.5 km

    • There's a Ski School, a Bar-Restaurant, and snowshoeing.



    www.tuixent-lavansa.com




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