Skiing in Spain, Baquiera-Baret
What is the most fashionable ski resort in Spain? This is Baqueira-Beret, a resort where the Spanish king rests in summer, and in winter, skiers go crazy on slopes of all levels of difficulty.
To ski, you don't have to be limited to Austria or Switzerland. You can also go crazy in the snow in Spain, especially when your legs will lead you to the resort considered to be the most prestigious ski resort on the Iberian Peninsula, i.e. Baqueira-Beret. It is located in the beautiful valley of Val D'Aran, in the heart of the Pyrenees. In winter, skiers from all over the country come here, while in summer the resort is visited by the king of Spain himself.
Regardless of the season in which we visit Baquier-Beret , its beauty will delight us. Houses made of wood and stone, with roofs covered with natural slate, wonderful views of the Pyrenees peaks and picturesque valleys - all this creates an extremely atmospheric whole, full of charm typical only for this region. After a day of skiing on the slopes, you can relax in the cozy interiors of stylish restaurants or in one of the many pubs located in the resort and in other places in the valley.
The offer of the Baquiera-Beret ski area
The most famous Spanish ski resort is located on the border of France, Catalonia and Aragon, approx. 80 km from Andorra. The lifts are located at an altitude of 1500-2520 m above sea level. There are 33 of them, including 20 chairlifts, 5 saucers, 7 magic carpets for beginners and a 9-person gondola. The perfectly prepared slopes are guaranteed by a modern system consisting of 608 snow cannons .
The ski runs, totaling 120 km , are laid like a bridge over a river between three towns: Bonaiqua, Beret and Baquiera. Skiers will find 36 blue, 29 red, 6 green and 7 black runs here. The resort also provides entertainment for freeride fans and snow skiers - a 7-kilometer long trail awaits the latter. Fans of more advanced performances in the snow will surely be satisfied with the equipment of the local snow park. They will also enjoy a slalom slope with FIS approval.
Three Spanish Sisters
The center of the resort is located at an altitude of 1500 m above sea level Baqueira . It has the most hotels, and you can walk from them to the gondola leading to the top of Cap de Baqueira.
At an altitude of 1,850 m above sea level, there is the highest lift that takes skiers to the top of Tue deth Dossou. This is the Beret area where beginners will feel best. There are gentle slopes on a vast plateau at their disposal. We can also meet cross-country skiers here.
The third village is Bonaiqua , located at the foot of Cap de la Puella, at an altitude of 1900 m above sea level.Here there is a wonderful view of the entire valley, and the routes are very diverse, from the blue Pleta del Duc, through the red Les Paletes, to the black La Palla Grau. The Geber tour, which is exclusively for freeriders, cannot be missed.
Prices of passes in Baqueira-Beret in the season 2013/2014
What immediately catches the eyes of visitors are the high prices of accommodation and passes. For example, a 6-day adult ski pass costs 235 euros, and the price of a children's ski pass is 151 euros. Skiers wishing to rent equipment for this period must take into account the cost of 85 euros (adults).
Those who would like to take advantage of other forms of winter entertainment than skiing have a choice, among others snowshoeing trips, dog sledding or snowmobile riding. The whole is complemented by a rich and près - ski offer.
The Baqueira-Beret ski resort is undoubtedly one of the most fashionable places in the Pyrenees today. This translates into congestion in high season and also into prices. However, it is worth going there at least once - the season lasts a long time, and the view of the highest peak of the Pyrenees is unforgettable.
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