The Ski Resort
The Baqueira Beret ski area is one of the largest and best known ski areas in the Spanish Pyrenees. It extends over the three valley towns of Beret, Baqueira and Bonaigua and, with around 150 kilometres of pistes, offers the right runs for beginners as well as for advanced skiers and real pros.
From Beret, situated at 1,850 metres above sea level, you can go up with chairlifts and drag lifts. Beginners and families, as well as more advanced skiers and snowboarders, feel most at home in this area, which offers mostly blue and red marked slopes, as well as a dedicated beginner's area. The highest point here is the 2,516 metre high Tuc deth Dossau. From there, both beginners and advanced skiers can wedel down on suitable slopes. Beret also has a snow park to offer. This is located along the Blanhiblar chairlift.
The valley town of Baqueira is located at 1,500 metres above sea level. Here the entrance to the ski area is actually suitable for all target groups. From the Cap de Baqueira at 2,500 meters above sea level, several challenging, black-marked slopes lead down. A little below this, however, there are also several long, red-marked runs. In addition, there are two designated beginner areas where kids and newcomers can practice their first turns without any worries. The only gondola lift in the ski area takes you up from Baqueira.
Whoever enters the ski area at Bonaigua, 2,072 metres above sea level, should already be confident on one or two boards, as the pistes here are predominantly marked red and black. Although there is also a small beginners' area here, those who want to venture onto the blue-marked slopes afterwards are certainly better off in the other two areas of the ski area. In the area above Bonaigua is also the Tuc de la Llanca, the highest point of the entire ski area with 2,656 meters.
- Offering 101 miles of slopes and terrain, Baqueira Beret is the largest ski resort in Spain.
- Baqueira Beret is among the 3 best rated Ski Resorts in Spain.
- It is known to be the most family-friendly ski resort in Spain.
- Elevated between 4921 ft and 8714 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 3 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Spain. The vertical drop from summit to base is 3793 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Spain is 1844 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
- Average snow depth during the season is 63 " at summit elevation and 41 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 75 " at summit elevation and 50 " at the base. Therefore Baqueira Beret is among the 3 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Spain.
- Baqueira Beret features 9 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Spain is 10 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 4 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 10 sunniest in Spain.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
A total of 17 mountain restaurants, bars and cafés in the ski area invite you to take a break. A special flair awaits guests in the Orri Moet Winter Lounge, where you can enjoy a drop or two of fine champagne as well as delicious tapas. The prices are more moderate in the Refugi San Miguel. Also here, the typical Spanish tapas are served. For those who want to experience real gourmet cuisine on the mountain, the Cap del Port Restaurant is recommended, here, the guests get real haute cuisine.
Spanish delicacies such as Iberian ham and various grilled dishes await hungry skiers and snowboarders in the Restaurante 5J Grill Baqueira. It is particularly cosy on the terrace. Local cuisine from the Pallars region is also available at the RVerge de les Ares Restaurant.
Special needs are also catered for in the Baqueira Beret ski resort. In La Perdiu Blanca, as well as in the 1.800 restaurant and other places to stop, gluten-free dishes are available.
There are downhill runs to Baqueira, Beret and Bonaigua. So even after the lifts have closed, you can still ski or snowboard down to the valley.
The longest run in the ski area is the downhill run from Cap de Baqueira. It is 5 km long and has a difference in altitude of 1000 metres.
The most demanding run is the Luis Arias run, which is 2.4 km long and has a difference in altitude of 600 metres.
Most Difficult Runs
Even after skiing, the region in the Pyrenees has a lot to offer. In the Val d'Aran as well as in the Val d'Àneu there are numerous providers for guided snowshoe hikes or cross-country skiing. You can also go on romantic dog sledding or horse-drawn carriage rides. There are also numerous cultural attractions such as the Pyrenees Museum PyrenMuseu Val d'Aran.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
After the last descent, people like to meet in the Baqueira Bar at the valley station in Baqueira. Here you can reflect on the day in a convivial atmosphere. On Saturdays there is even live music here.
Dining and Restaurants
For those with a sweet tooth, Häagen Dazs Café in Baqueira is the place to go. Here you can not only choose from all kinds of different cakes, but also delicious chocolate fondue with fresh fruit.
Infrastructure & Rental
By car:Coming from France, take the motorway via Bordeaux towards Toulouse and continue on the A-64 until exit 17 Montrejeau. From there, follow the signs for St Beat, Val d'Aran. The ski resort is located not far from the French-Spanish border.
By plane:The nearest airport is in Tarbes in France, 136 km away. However, it is particularly practical to land in Lleida-Alguaire in Spain, which is a little further away, because from there you can continue directly to Baqueira by train.