Panticosa ski holidays
Panticosa is an incredible ski resort, nestled amidst the towering peaks of the Aragonese Pyrenees. Although situated in the north of Huesca, the beautiful tourist town has a distinctly Nordic feel: although it offers ample opportunities for alpine skiing, its breathtaking landscapes offer fantastic conditions for cross-country skiers to. Lying at an altitude of 1636 metres above sea level, within a spectacular glacial Circle, some of its peaks reach an enormous 3000 metres high: for the advanced skiers among you, it’s winter sports paradise. Yet beginners are also well catered for, with Panticosa’s well-equipped ski school boasting over 40 fully-trained instructors who offer lessons in skiing and snowboarding.
Panticosa ski summaryNavigating the resort’s fine, well-maintained tracks, you’ll be led past stunning, pine-clad meadows and vast, sparkling lakes: just what you need to shake off those cobwebs! We have a great selection of apartments in Panticosa and a number of properties in neighbouring villages, so whether you want to stay in the town or explore outside of it, you’ll find your ideal property. So why wait? Read on for a rundown of everything Panticosa has to offer, and start planning your break today.
Ski Holidays in Panticosa: the resort
Panticosa’s an absolutely charming village, built upon the banks of the Caldares river: its narrow, cobbled streets, Romanesque churches and large, stone houses date as far back as the 13th century, so the town has unique, historic character. Of course, the main reason tourists visit Panticosa is not for the town, but for the scenery surrounding it: majestic mountains, vast forests and lakes characterise the view, but the resort is still easily reached from major cities such as Madrid and Barcelona. We have a number of properties in Panticosa, so why not browse through them today?
Ski Holidays in Panticosa: Runs and lifts
Panticosa is a fairly large resort by Spanish standards, with 14 lifts - 7 surface lifts, 6 chair lifts and 1 gondola - and an impressive 169 acres of terrain covering around 40 pistes. There are 690 metres of vertical descent for the thrill-seekers, and over three miles of cross-country ski trails. There are 7 green trails, 14 blue runs, 16 red tracks, and 4 formidable black runs for advanced skiers. Snowmaking facilities also mean guaranteed snow during the high season, which runs from mid-December to April. Why not consider a stay in Biescas on your break? It’s just five miles outside of Panticosa. View apartment in Biescas
Ski Holidays in Panticosa: Spas
During the 19th and 20th centuries, Panticosa was an affluent spa town, renowned for its pure, mountain water. Said to have the power to cure a number of ailments, today, the water still attracts those looking to enjoy spa breaks, and the town retains many of its historic spa buildings. Panticosa’s rejuvenating treatments include mud baths, turkish baths and a range of massage methods, but you can also try a range of therapies which feature the mineralised, sulphur-rich water: suited to everything from the nervous system to skin complaints, you’re sure to find something to help you relax.
Ski Holidays in Panticosa: Other activities
If you’re not hitting the pistes or enjoy a well-deserved treatment in the spa, there’s still plenty to keep you busy in this beautiful part of Huesca: from hiking, paragliding and fishing to sampling local gastronomic delights, Panticosa’s a lovely place to simply stroll around and explore. Of the many towns and villages dotted across the region, Jaca’s also a great choice for a day out, or as even as a base: only half an hour away by car, it’s well within easy reach of Panticosa’s snow-laden slopes. A large, historic city, its castle, cathedral and medieval walls are well worth exploring on your break.
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Ski Holidays in Panticosa: Places to visit
Sallent de Gallego is a fantastic choice when considering ski breaks in Panticosa, as it’s situated just a few miles outside and houses the famous Formigal ski resort. Indeed, while the town’s 16th century buildings, extensive shops and restaurants are well worth exploring, the surrounding landscapes of Sallent de Gallego are the main attraction. Beautiful views can be had from its uncrowded slopes, some of which reach heights of 3000 metres. So whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or expert, you can make the most of your Spanish ski break by exploring all the slopes Huesca has to offer.