Baqueira Beret ski holidays
Baqueira Beret is one of Spain’s premier resorts for ski holidays, located as it is in the spectacular heart of the Pyrenees. Yet despite its stunning scenery and excellent winter sports opportunities, Baqueira Beret remains one of the country’s best guarded secrets. Although the area has been known to lack the heavy snowfall of its European neighbours, its position facing the Atlantic means you’re guaranteed sunny conditions. Expect challenging and diverse terrain, sophisticated apres ski, and snow-covered slopes for all levels of ability: this year, consider magnificent Baqeuira Beret.
Baqueira Beret ski summaryOne of the best ways to explore the area is to rent private accommodation, and enjoy the surrounding slopes at your own pace. We have dozens of chalets in the Valle de Aran, situated in the foothills of Lleida’s Catalan Pyrenees. Whether you want a large house fit for a family, or a cosy cottage perfect for couples, you’ll find your home from home when you browse through HomeAway. So why wait? Read on for a rundown of everything Baqueira Beret has to offer.
Baqueira Beret ski holidays: runs and lifts
Baqueira Beret is Spain’s largest single resort, and best known for its suitability to intermediate skiers. The resort offers extensive and varied skiing, comprising six green pistes for beginners, 35 blues and 29 reds for those looking to challenge themselves, and seven formidable black runs. With over 120 kilometres of downhill piste, and the highest vertical drop almost 1,000 metres high, the resort really allows you to really appreciate the area’s breathtaking landscapes. Queues are also small due to the efficient system of 33 lifts, so you won’t need to wait to stream down those snow-covered slopes.
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Baqueira Beret ski holidays: the resort
The resort of Baqueira Beret offers 546 snow cannons and skiing above 2,000 metres, so snow cover’s reliable despite its sunny situation. There are also two airports within just a two hour drive - Lourdes and Lleida - so it’s perfectly possible to enjoy short breaks or long weekends in the area. Once there, you’ll find everything you could possibly need for the ski break of a lifetime: the resort’s ski school is one of the best in Spain, with over 200 instructors and plenty of classes on offer, but for those ready to take on Baqueira’s most challenging runs, look no further than the “Escornacrabes” black.
Baqueira Beret ski holidays: Snowboarding
Snowboarders are well catered for in Baqueira Beret. Its wide and varied terrain has attracted the International Snowboard Federation to hold both half pipe and slalom events in the area, and the ratio of chair to drag lifts means it’s easy to get around too. The resort’s suitability to intermediates means there’s plenty of free riding terrain to explore, and everything from long, cruising blue runs to steep, challenging reds. Of course, there’s always the fun park and half pipe in Beret to consider, as well as the substantial, natural off-piste available in the Bonaigua Argulls and Chozas areas.
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Baqueira Beret ski holidays: activities and attractions
Aside from the extensive equipment rental, restaurants and cafeterias on offer, Baqueira Beret offers a range of excellent off-slope activities. You could enjoy a spot of ice skating, enjoy a dip in the heated swimming pool, or simply wander around the resort’s plentiful shops. There are also numerous restaurants and bars to relax in after a day on the slopes, and outdoor activities for those looking to enjoy their next thrill. You can go rafting or hiking in the Parque Nacional de Aiguestortes, but heli-skiing’s a great choice: not only is it challenging, but you’ll find the resort’s truly untouched slopes.
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Baqueira Beret ski holidays: a pres ski
Baqueira Beret is well known for its lively and exciting nightlife, with everything on offer from trendy tapas restaurants to large nightclubs. Of course, true to the nature of the Spanish party spirit, don’t expect it to get busy till late: regular Spanish skiers flock to the area on the weekends, but the likes of Pacha and Tuc Nere won’t get busy till midnight! For those looking for a more low key evening, there are plenty of mountain restaurants where you can watch the sunset from the balcony. For groups of friends, families and couples alike, Baqueira Beret offers fantastic apres ski opportunities.
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