The Baqueira ski resort in the Pyrenees is one of Spain's best ski destinations. Like many of its Alpine counterparts, the season usually runs from early December through mid-April. The 160km of slopes is spread over three areas Beret, Bonaigua and Baqueira itself, most of the runs are suited to beginner and intermediate skiers. However, in the correct conditions there can be some great off-piste and great value heli-skiing for advanced skiers.
Just up the hill is the exclusive area of Tanau where the Spanish monarch has a majestical royal home. King Juan Carlos no longer skis himself but other members of the Spanish royals and their entourage often are spotted visiting at the weekends.
Resort Altitude: 1,500m
Resort Skiing: 2,610m
Total Ski Area: 160km
Green Runs: 10km
Blue Runs: 65km
Red Runs: 60km
At the top of the main Baqueira gondola is an excellent area for beginners to get started on and progress quickly. Once you've mastered this, there are a number of perfectly suited green runs to push yourself and keep progressing. The majority of the skiing is above the treeline and as a result, the views are simply exquisite. For advanced and expert skiers a new draglift has been built providing access to the off-piste amphitheatre above the Lacs de Baciver.
With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.
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