Coronavirus / Covid-19 Measures
- Masks mandatory in all lifts and ski buses
- Lift tickets available online
- Masks mandatory at restaurants, ski rental and shops
- Daily disinfection measures
The Ski Resort
Around the picturesque mountain town of Candanchú in the Pyrenean province of Huesca stretches the oldest ski area in Spain, which has existed since 1928. Numerous slopes of all levels of difficulty and with a length of up to three kilometres can be explored by winter sports enthusiasts here. The approximately 40 kilometres of pistes are divided into about 40 per cent easy marked runs, almost 50 per cent kilometres of medium difficulty runs and 13 per cent black marked runs. A total of 27 lifts take skiers and snowboarders up to 2,400 metres.
In the family-friendly skiing area, the little winter sports enthusiasts are very big. Since Candanchú is one of the pioneers in the establishment of ski courses, the piste dwarves can of course start their first downhill attempts here under the best conditions. But also children who don't feel like skiing or snowboarding are in good hands in the children's areaCandanchulandia. Whether outdoors or indoors - playing, doing handicrafts and romping around in the snow is sure to keep boredom at bay.
Freestyle hearts will beat faster in the snow park of the ski area. Numerous obstacles and even a half pipe are available for the latest moves. Candanchú also offers freeride opportunities.
The ski pass is offered together with the neighboring ski resort Astún, where winter sports enthusiasts can make their turns on other beautiful slopes.
- Offering 25 miles of slopes and terrain, Candanchu is among the 10 largest Ski Resorts in Spain.
- Candanchu is among the 10 best rated Ski Resorts in Spain.
- Elevated between 5020 ft and 7874 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 10 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Spain. The vertical drop from summit to base is 2854 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Spain is 1801 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
- Average snow depth during the season is 54 " at summit elevation and 6 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during January, offering an average snow depth of 56 " at summit elevation and 7 " at the base.
- Candanchu features 5 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Spain is 7 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 3 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 10 sunniest in Spain.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
There are various mountain restaurants to choose from in the ski area. In the Pista Grande area, as well as in the Cima del Tobazo and Tuca areas, cosy huts invite you to take a break. Winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy a spectacular view when stopping off at the Burger & Frankfurt Ambar Tobazo on the summit of Mount Tobazo. Specialty of the house are the gourmet burgers. At the Pista Grande Café in the center of the ski area, mountaineers can feast on tapas, soups and more. The cafeteria La Tuca serves delicious pasta dishes, but also quick snacks. A good glass of wine can be enjoyed at Txoko La Bodeguilla and the terrace Besatar attracts with bar and barbecue.
Experienced skiers should definitely wobble down the black-marked piste number 42, the longest black run in the ski area. It leads from Tobazo at 2,020 meters down to Pista Grande and has some challenges in store.
Away from the pistes, cross-country skiing fans in particular get their money's worth. Numerous groomed trails lead through the landscape in the heart of the Pyrenees to the French Somport resort. Biathlon is also possible here. In addition, the snow-covered nature invites you to go snowshoe hiking. Tobogganing or snowmobiling are more action-packed.
Candanchú is located right on the Spanish-French border in the middle of the Pyrenees.
From Zaragoza it is about 170 kilometers to the ski resort. The easiest way is to follow the E7 via Huesca and Jaca to Candanchú. The winter sports resort is also easy to reach from France. Pau is located about 90 kilometres north of Candanchú. From there, the E7 also leads to the destination via Oloron-Sainte-Marie.
By public transport:
The nearest airports are in Pau (Aéroport de Pau) in France or in Tarbes (Aéroport de Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées), both about 120 kilometers from the ski resort. There is a train station in Canfranc, around 6 kilometres away.