The Ski Resort
The La Pinilla ski resort is located in the province of Segovia in central Spain and offers around 20 kilometres of slopes. In addition to numerous red and blue marked slopes, there are three practice slopes with their own lift, which makes the ski area particularly attractive for families and beginners.
Directly in the valley, newcomers can practice on the La Cabaña drag lift. Further possibilities with a magic carpet for the little skiers can be found at the top station of the gondola lift. Parallel to the gondola is the Superexpress chairlift, which brings more ambitious skiers to their area.
Those who love red slopes should ascend even further with the El Mirador lift. This way you get to a larger network of red marked slopes. The Mirador is particularly beautiful and can be extended down to the valley via the Bosque run. There are also more intermediate slopes at the Gran Plató and La Pinilla I and II lifts. The longest run in the resort is the Preférico, which is 3.6 kilometres long.
Easier, but no less attractive slopes can be reached via the Las Forcas and Testero lifts. A connecting section first takes you to the blue-marked part of the Preférico, which then splits into four runs. This way you can ski all the way down to the valley or back to the Testero T-bar lift, depending on your preference.
- The vertical drop from summit to base is 1811 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Spain is 1844 ft. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 6680 ft.
On Mountain Dining
At the Restaurante Gran Plató at 1800 meters, hungry skiers get a selection of different snacks and sandwiches as well as changing daily specials. The Restaurante Mont Blanc is located at 1500 meters. In a cosy ambience with an open fireplace, you can stop here for breakfast. At lunchtime there are hearty dishes such as burgers.
The Mirador descent, which leads down the Bosque to the valley, is particularly enjoyable.
La Pinilla is located not far from the cities of Madrid, Valladolid and Burgos. This makes for a very varied ski holiday. Particularly worth seeing are, for example, the Plaza Mayor and the Almudena Cathedral in Madrid or the Museo Nacional de Escultura in Valladolid. Especially the cathedral of Burgos is a highlight. The Gothic building is even a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
La Pinilla is best reached via Madrid, as there is an international airport there. The journey from the airport to the ski resort takes just over an hour. To get there, first take the M13 and follow the signs to the A1 towards Burgos. Then take the slip road to the A1 and follow it for around 80 kilometres. Finally, leave the motorway at exit 103 and continue towards Riaza/Soria. At the big fork, turn right and after a short drive you will reach La Pinilla.