Going skiing on your next visit to Barcelona couldn't be easier. Just a few hours from the city centre, there's a haven for skiing and climbing fans: the Catalan Pyrenees, with peaks, like the Pica d'Estats, which stand 3.134m high.
In this picture-postcard setting you'll be able to try out all kinds of skiing and winter sports: Alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, mountain skiing and snow-shoe treks to admire hundreds of kilometres of captivating winter landscapes. You'll make the most of your love of winter sports with state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructures. And you can even take a short break. Enjoy a perfect day of contrasts and soak up the sun on the beach in the morning and ski down the snowy slopes in the afternoon!
With 165 km of slopes, Baqueira Beret is the largest ski resort in Catalonia and guarantees a thick covering of snow and a long skiing season due to its Atlantic-facing location on the north side of the Pyrenees. It's the perfect resort for Alpine skiing, snowboarding, telemark skiing and cross-country skiing. Are you daring enough to try out all its slopes?
Contact details : Port de la Bonaigua, s/n, 25598, Salardú, Lleida | Tel: 973 639 025 | Web: www.baqueira.es
When you get to La Molina you'll be treading on the slopes of Spain's oldest ski resorts, which is a pioneer in winter sports. La Molina has a ski area of 71 km, but if you want to extend the distance to 145 km you can buy the Alp 2500 ski pass and ski on the slopes at the neighbouring resort of Masella. La Molina is adapted for people with mobility problems who don't want to give up skiing.
Contact details : Edifici Telecabina S/N, 17537, La Molina, Girona | Tel: 972 892 031 | Web: www.lamolina.cat/hivern/
During the day you can enjoy 74 km of ski areas (or 145 km if you buy the Alp 2500 pass, which allows you to ski at the neighbouring resort of La Molina). And at night, Masella gives you the opportunity to try your hand at night skiing with its 13 floodlit slopes, making it the best-lit skiing resort in the Pyrenees. A magical plan!
Contact details : Av. Peu de Pistes s/n, 17538, Masella - Alp | Tel: 972 144 000 | Web: www.masella.com
The small resort of Tavascan is a great choice if you want to go Nordic or mountain skiing along 12 km of signposted slopes. It also has 5km of Alpine ski runs. It was the first Spanish resort to feature a series of inclusive circuits, or specially adapted trails for people with sensory impairments and disabilities.
Contact details : | Tel: 973 623 000 / 665 670 193 | Web: www.tavascan.net
A visit to the small resort of the Vall de Núria is a great plan for the family. The valley can only be reached on the rack railway. The resort has 7.6 km of Alpine skiing slopes and offers a wide variety of leisure activities, including nature spotting. You can go mountain skiing at your own pace and even go on a snowshoe trek. The perfect family plan!
Contact details : Estació de Muntanya de la Vall de Núria, 17534, Queralbs | Tel: 972 732 020 | Web: www.valldenuria.cat
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