Vall de Núria is a small, friendly resort with all the services necessary to ensure comfort in the heart of the mountains. It is situated in the eastern Pyrenees, at 2,000 metres above sea level, surrounded by peaks close to 3,000 metres that form the stunning backdrop of a huge natural amphitheatre. The only access to Vall de Núria is on the funicular railway that departs from Ribes de Freser. The journey covers 12.5 km, climbing 1,000 metres in 40 minutes. The stunning views to be had on the ride are a small taste of the beauty, peace and harmony that await you in the valley above. Vall de Núria has an environmental management system in operation, covering all activities throughout the resort. The ski resort itself has 11 pistes for alpine skiing to suit all levels. The Vall de Núria resort also has the "Q" for Tourism Quality award from the Spanish Tourism Quality Institute.