The Astún and Candanchú ski resorts are located in the Aragón Valley, in the mountains of the Aragonese Pyrenees . This special location allows you to enjoy a good amount of snow throughout the winter season, so that both skiers and riders get the most out of their weekend getaway at an unbeatable price.
Both resorts are at a distance of 2 km and have several buses that connect them, so you can forget about taking the car and enjoy them to the fullest. Thus, you can ski in both resorts on the same day. The union of both results in 100 skiable km , with slopes suitable for visitors of any age and experience, especially blue, red and black, although there is also an area for beginner skiers with green slopes.
The Astún ski resort is at a higher altitude than Candanchú, as it stretches between 1,700 and 2,300 m, approximately. In addition, it is very easy to orient yourself in it, since all the tracks end at the same point, that is, it is shaped like a funnel, making it ideal for families and athletes seeking to perfect their technique.
In Astún, you will find 50 marked km distributed in 61 tracks of all levels of difficulty: 5 green, 18 blue, 22 red and 6 black, with a total of 143 artificial snow cannons. To guarantee the mobility of its visitors, the Astún resort has 15 mechanical lifts : 7 ski lifts, 3 fixed-clamp chairlifts, 3 mats and 2 detachable chairlifts, which serve 20,000 people every hour.
For its part, the Candanchú ski resort ranges from 1,550 to 2,400 m. Its skiable area is wider than that of Astún and the most important ski areas are Pista Grande, Tobazo and Tuca Blanca. In addition, it has an après-ski , called Barambán and located directly on the slopes that is open every weekend of the winter season.
The enclosure has 50.5 skiable km distributed in 51 slopes: 10 green, 12 blue, 16 red and 13 green. Given the high percentage of difficult slopes, as well as its characteristics, Candanchú is considered one of the best resorts for expert skiers in Spain . Regarding access to the slopes, we find 24 mechanical lifts : 15 ski lifts, 6 fixed-clamp chair lifts and 3 carpets, with capacity for about 25,000 customers per hour.
These two ski resorts in the Pyrenees of Huesca offer the usual services such as ski schools, ski and snowboard rental stores , bars, cafeterias and restaurants, car park lots, medical centres and two snowparks and sledding areas (mushing) for those who want to practice freestyle. In the case of Candanchú, you also have the possibility of doing exciting routes with snowshoes, surrounded by places of great beauty.
On the other hand, the gastronomy of the Aragon Valley is rich and varied, offering a more traditional cuisine to a more innovative one, to satisfy even the most demanding palates. Take advantage of your ski holiday to taste some of the typical dishes of the Aragonese mountain cuisine , such as the lamb from Aragón, migas a la pastora, chiretas or tortetas. Esquiades.com offers you the best ski + hotel packs in Candanchú or Astún at unbeatable prices and with promotions and discounts for skiing on the most important dates of the calendar, such as New Years and Three Kings, February Half-Term, Easter, December bridge, Christmas and New Year's Eve. Book your getaway to the snow now!