Coronavirus / Covid-19 Measures
- Masks mandatory in all lifts and ski buses
- Visitor management in waiting areas (keep your distance)
- Masks mandatory at restaurants, ski rental and shops
- Daily disinfection measures
- Lift tickets must be purchased online
The Ski Resort
The Alp 2500 ski resort in the Pyrenees is one of the largest winter sports areas in the northeast of Spain. It was created by the merger of the ski resorts La Molina and Masella, which are connected by the Alp 2500 gondola. Skiers and snowboarders can explore a total of 135 kilometres of slopes here. The La Molina ski area, which is the oldest ski area in Spain, has 61 kilometres of pistes, while Masella has 74 kilometres of runs. Of the 119 runs, 22 are marked green, 41 blue, 40 red and 16 black.
Large parts of the ski area can be skied on blue-marked slopes, which makes it ideal for beginners and families. But also experienced skiers get their money's worth. Especially the area Coma Pregona with its northern orientation as well as the higher altitudes of the ski area with some challenging black marked slopes are recommended. Late risers also get their money's worth in the ski area. Night skiing is also possible on a total of 13 slopes thanks to floodlighting.
A total of 32 lifts take winter sports enthusiasts from the valley stations up to over 2,500 metres. The highest point of the skiing area is the 2,535 metre high mountain La Tosa.
The little ones can learn to ski with great pleasure in the special children's areas. Adult beginners can use the Pla de Masella slope or the Coma Oriola beginners' run to make their first turns. The latter is particularly quiet and is only used by a few winter sports enthusiasts. Support is provided by the teams of the ten ski and snowboard schools of the ski area.
A paradise for freestylers are the two snow parks of the ski area. In the Snowpark La Pleta as well as in the Snowpark Alabaus a lot of obstacles are waiting for freestylers of all levels. Boxes, jumps, rails, big airbags and much more ensure that there is never a dull moment. In Alabaus, the largest SuperHalfPipe in the Pyrenees (170 metres) and a boardercross await the daring. The snow parks are served by their own lifts, so that nothing stands in the way of pure fun.
- Offering 84 miles of slopes and terrain, Masella - La Molina (Alp2500) is among the 3 largest Ski Resorts in Spain.
- Masella - La Molina (Alp2500) is among the 5 best rated Ski Resorts in Spain.
- It is among the 3 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Spain.
- Elevated between 5322 ft and 8232 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 10 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Spain. The vertical drop from summit to base is 2910 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 48 " at summit elevation and 21 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 60 " at summit elevation and 29 " at the base. Therefore Masella - La Molina (Alp2500) is among the 3 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Spain.
- Masella - La Molina (Alp2500) features 11 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 6 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 3 sunniest in Spain.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
When it's time for a break, over ten bars, huts and mountain restaurants invite you to take a leisurely break. Among the choices is the restaurant-cafeteria Pla de Masella, whose specialities include grilled butifarra (Catalan sausage). The Bar Cap des Bosc invites you to sunbathe on three balconies and serves its guests delicious sandwiches. With a view of the snow park, winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy their own snacks in the La Pleta picnic area. Pizza, hod dogs, sandwiches and much more are also available in the bar-refugi La Pia. The restaurant El Bosc was built of wood and stone and therefore attracts with an alpine ambience. The Costa Rasa Cafe at 2,000 metres offers a magnificent view and also has a great chill-out area. Other places to stop are for example the restaurant-cafeteria Coma Oriola, the bar Masella Jet, the Alabaus Cafe or the El Roc Cafe.
For the more adventurous skier, the six-kilometre Dues Estaciones slope offers magnificent views. Real pros should definitely waggle down the black-marked El Tub run, which starts at the summit of La Tosa and demands skiing skills.
In the midst of the magnificent mountain world of the Pyrenees, there are countless leisure opportunities for winter sports enthusiasts in addition to skiing and snowboarding. The winter nature can be explored, for example, on winter or snowshoe hikes. A classic winter activity is ice skating. A Segway tour on snow, the toboggan slopes of the skiing area, the two tubing tracks or a tour with the snowmobile promise a lot of fun and action. You can climb high in the winter high ropes course. A dog sledding tour or ice diving offer experiences of a special kind. If you are looking for something warmer, you can relax in the thermal baths in the area or end your day of skiing with a friendly round of bowling.
Infrastructure & Rental
If you want to travel via the French Toulose, follow the motorway A66/E9 in southern direction. Via Pamiers it goes to the French-Spanish border near Andorra and again via the E9/E20 to Alp and La Molina / Masella. From Barcelona or Lleida the route leads via the Spanish Manresa to the skiing area. Just follow the E9 via Navàs, Berga and Bagà to Alp. From there it is only a few kilometres to the ski resort.
By public transport
The nearest airports to the ski area are in Girona (about 130 kilometres away), Barcelona (about 160 kilometres away) and the French cities of Carcassonne and Toulouse (both about 190 kilometres away). You can also get there by train. There is a regular bus service from the train station in La Molina to the ski resort. From larger Spanish cities there are buses to Alp. From there you can take a taxi to the valley stations.