News for the 2017/2018 season in Spain's ski resorts
Make the most of winter this year to plan a trip to Spain and have fun in its ski resorts. You’ll find over 30 ski resorts spread over much of the country. In fact, Spain is the second most mountainous country in Europe and has some fantastic areas for skiing, including the Pyrenees in the north and the Sierra Nevada in the south. We’ll tell you the most important news for this season.
Many days of guaranteed skiing
Most of them under the typical sunny skies of Spain. Last season the ski resorts of the Aragonese Pyrenees, the Catalan Pyrenees, and the Sierra Nevada (in Andalusia) averaged around 140 days of skiing. In total, over five million visitors enjoyed the snow in Spain’s ski resorts.
Masella ski resort (in Girona province) celebrates 50 years of skiing as the season begins. Its attractions include Spain’s largest area for night skiing. Meanwhile, the ski resort at La Molina (also in Girona) will reach its 75th anniversary in 2018 and is celebrating with activities, competitions, and events throughout the season.
It’s more fun with the family
Boi Taüll ski resort (Barcelona province) is sure of it, and is extending its prices for children up to 15-year-olds. Meanwhile, Vallter 2000 and Vall de Núria (both in Girona) have scheduled new family activities, like games, hot chocolate, and igloos. And Sierra Nevada has opened a new trail with sleighs and tubes.
Home of international competitions
This season, some of the world’s best skiers will visit the ski resorts of La Molina and Baqueira – Beret (Lleida province). The Snowboard Cross World Cup and the Women’s Alpine Ski European Cup will both be held in La Molina ski resort in Girona. Meanwhile, the Alpen Cup comes to Baqueira – Beret. All three competitions are scheduled for March.
The tasty way to refuel
It couldn't be any other way! You’re in Spain and here we like to eat well. The culinary options on offer at ski resorts include star products like Iberian ham, good wines, and locally hunted game. This year, some resorts are also expanding their more casual dining options, like the new ski-burger restaurant at Espot ski resort (Lleida province), or the food truck at the top of the chairlift in Puerto de Navacerrada ski resort (Community of Madrid).
Joint ski passes for several resorts
These are an excellent option for skiing at different ski resorts this winter. For example, you can get a single pass for skiing at the resorts at Cerler,Formigal-Panticosa and Candanchú (all three are in the Aragonese Pyrenees). You also have this option for the ski resorts of the Catalan Pyrenees: La Molina, Vall de Núria, Vallter 2000, Espot, Port Ainé, and Tavascan. A pass will also let you combine days in the snow in the Asturias ski resorts of Fuentes de Invierno and Valgrande – Pajares.
If you’re a freestyle skier, you’ll be interested to know that Candanchú ski resort (in Huesca province) has a new snowpark, and Javalambre ski resort (Teruel province) has new trails for fans of adrenaline and pirouettes.