La Molina ski holidays
La Molina, alongside its neighbouring village of Masella, is one of Spain’s premier ski resorts. Situated high in the Pyrenees, in the spectacular Cerdanya Valley, it’s an area of truly breathtaking landscapes and high, snow-laden peaks. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or expert skier, it’s a great choice for your next Spanish ski break: the slopes of Tosa d’Alp offer wide, gentle runs and steep, winding trails, so there’s something to suit every level of ability. Of course, being linked to nearby Masella in the Arc 2,500 area, you can also enjoy the marked piste outside your immediate area.
La Molina ski summaryWhen considering ski breaks in beautiful La Molina, look no further than HomeAway for private accommodation. We have dozens of La Molina properties, whether you’re looking for a luxury apartment in the centre of the resort, or a traditional chalet situated on the snow-covered slopes. Travelling as a family, couple, or in a large group of friends? Whatever your budget, need or desire, you’ll find your ideal home from home when you browse through our extensive collection. So why wait? Simply read on for a rundown of everything La Molina has to offer, and plan that ski break today.
La Molina ski holidays: the resort
La Molina and Masella make up Alp 2,500, an area famed for hosting World Cup Alpine events and Snowboarding World Championships in the past. Proving more popular by the year, La Molina is a well-equipped and pretty village, offering everything you could ever need from the ideal Spanish ski break. It offers a comprehensive ski school where you can get to grips with the basics, and a number of excellent amenities to make your break run as smoothly as possible. From the sports centre to the swimming pool, it has all you could ever want from a winter sports destination.
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La Molina ski holidays: runs and lifts
La Molina has direct access to around 60 kilometres of piste, but with the Alp 2,500 pass, you can explore the 110 kilometres which span both resorts. Offering 53 individual pistes, and skiing up to 2,445 metres above sea level, it’s an ideal destination for all levels of ability: beginners will find 13 green and 16 blue runs, whilst intermediates are well catered for with 17 challenging reds. Advanced and expert skiers, meanwhile, can challenge themselves on the resort’s 7 formidable blacks. What’s more, with no less than 16 lifts servicing the trails, reaching the slopes is both quick and easy.
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La Molina ski holidays: skiing
With over 450 snow cannons, and many of its slopes facing the north, La Molina is one of Spain’s most snow-sure resorts. Not only does the Alp 2,500 ski area boast the longest ski season in the Pyrenees, but it offers a great range of slopes for all manner of winter sports enthusiasts. And it’s no surprise: La Molina was the site of the first ski lift in Spain, back in 1943, and opened the first ski school in the country a year later. Consequently, beginners are in great hands at one of its nine ski schools, and experts will be pleased to hear that the resort intends to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
La Molina ski holidays: snowboarding
La Molina is a fantastic choice for those looking to enjoy snowboarding breaks. While the resort is uncrowded and queues are virtually unknown, La Molina also plays host to some of the biggest stars of snowboarding every year. Of course, it’s not imperative to have reached a professional level to enjoy the slopes in the immediate area: all levels of ability are catered for. There are two half-pipes to enjoy - one of which was the first in the Pyrenees - and two excellent snow-parks. What’s more, with the Alp 2,500 pass, you can explore the exciting slopes of neighbouring resort Masella.
La Molina ski holidays: activities
La Molina has a range of things to keep you busy when not on the slopes. If travelling with children, the tree adventure park is a great idea: an adventure circuit comprising zip lines, monkey bridges and Tarzan swings, it’s a great place to spend the afternoon. Of course, while snowshoeing, heli-skiing and sledding are also popular, and easily available from the centre of the resort, dog sledding’s an absolute must: trailing through the woods from the main gondola area, you’ll enjoy an exhilarating ride down to the ‘Lake of the Ponies’. Whatever activity you fancy, La Molina’s got it covered.