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Would you like to discover the Catalan Pyrenees? The resort of Espot Esquí is the perfect destination, it is the only resort located next to a National Park. The park of Aigüestortes and Sant Maurici, one of the most attractive places in the Pyrenees with mountains over 3,000 m high.
If there is something that makes us feel like birds in the wind and puts a smile from ear to ear, is sliding down the white mountains with our skis at full speed. For ski lovers, this sport traps us in a storm of adrenaline and happiness, that's why we always look for the best slopes and resorts.
From Esquiades we want to introduce you to the Espot Esquí resort, as it is one of our favourites. This idyllic place will allow you to go into the heart of the Pyrenees to conquer the whitest peaks and unleash that winter madness you've been waiting for so long.
*IMPORTANT: This ski pass gives access only to Espot resort, theski pass must be picked up in Espot.
One of the best options, when choosing your ski holiday, is to consider all the resorts and not only go to those you already know and are familiar with. The white beauty is hiding out there, waiting for you to discover it, so get to work.
The ski deals in Espot ski are one of the best options, as these slopes have a privileged location in the Pyrenees. It is the only resort located next to a National Park, Aigüestortes i Sant Maurici. That makes it have a natural charm far superior to the other ski deals you can find.
Espot is a ski resort that has the distinction of Family Tourism Destination, which indicates that it offers all the needs for families with children. The little ones will have their own ski area, a large playground with tubing track, sledding track and snow garden. In addition, for children between 0 and 6 years old, the ski pass is included. The resort has a total of 25 skiable kilometers and a drop of 1,000 meters. One of the main characteristics of this resort is that the slopes are located within lush forests of black pine and overlooking mountains over 3,000 meters.
This Catalan resort has a total of 25 skiable km. Spread over 22 ski slopes, the quality of snow is renowned among skiers and Espot offers more than 60% of the terrain covered with artificial snow, which will make your skiing holiday in the Catalan Pyrenees much more comfortable and safe. The slopes you will find are very varied and perfect for all levels, so you can find the one that best suits you and your ski level.
For example, some of the slopes are approved for international competitions, but you can also find an area for beginners at elevation 2,000 and a snow garden for children to begin to familiarize themselves with this sport.
Are you a beginner and want to learn? The perfect area for you is located at elevation 2,000. The resort has the perfect activity for you: Snow Baptism, a package of activities to enjoy a great introduction to skiing. And when you are ready to slide, dare to go down its 2 green and 10 blue slopes, they are wide slopes with varied slopes so don't be afraid and jump in!
On the other hand, if you are more experienced in descents you have 6 blue and 4 black slopes . An ideal station for you where you can live a virtual race and you can do it the day and time you want. You can also compare yourself with other competitors and with yourself because you can repeat the race as many times as you want.
In total, the Espot resort has a total of 22 slopes, grouped into four blocks that take into account the difficulty:
- Green: 2 slopes
- Blue: 10 slopes
- Red: 6 slopes
- Black : 4 slopes
As if that were not enough, all the slopes of the resort converge at the same point, so it is perfect for you and your family because it is almost impossible to get lost!
Espot is not only a perfect destination for ski lovers, but nature lovers will also enjoy the surrounding environment to the fullest.
As we mentioned before, this ski resort is located next to the National Park of Aigüestortes and Lake Sant Maurici. When you start ascending the slopes with your chairlift, you will realize that you are surrounded by imposing mountains full of virgin snow, fir trees dancing in the winter breeze and the occasional wild animal.
Finally, you will be able to unwind from everything and worry about breathing fresh air and contemplating landscapes that look like something out of a fairy tale. In addition, the biodiversity of the area will surprise you with unique species of flora and fauna, such as the chamois, the golden eagle and the marmot. Keep an eye out for them!
If you are a nature lover, you can also take advantage of some hiking or snowshoeing, entering the tranquility of the forest and discovering corners full of magic. This is the perfect scenario to connect with nature in its purest state and escape from the stress and routine of the city.
We know you love skiing, feeling the cold on your face together with the sun rays, the touch of the powder of the virgin snow, the adrenaline of descending the high hills, etc. However, when the afternoon comes, the ski resorts have to close for the snow groomers to leave them in perfect condition for the next day, but you don't have to stop.
That's why it's important to choose a ski resort that has a good infrastructure and a good range of activities for après-ski hours. In Espot ski you will find all these options:
Very close to the Espot ski resort, there is a wide range of bars and restaurants where you can have a drink with your friends and laugh about the experiences you have had on the slopes that morning. Some of the most recommended bars are located in the village of Espot, such as Sapastre Pub, Café & Bistro EBO, La Llúpia and Juquim.
And if you are one of those who want to extend the night dancing, you can go to the Rock Dur nightclub in Sort or to the party areas of Baqueira, which is about 40 kilometers from Espot.
If you still haven't had enough with your ski day or you want to reserve a day of your holiday to do something different, here are some options available in Espot:
- Snowshoeing route
- A route with snowmobiles
- Visit the beautiful villages of the Catalan Pyrenees, such as Rialp, Sort or Pont de Suert.
The last proposal we make is perfect for all those whose body asks for a little rest. The best way to do it is in the spas in the area:
- Hotel Balneario Banhs de Tredòs
- Caldes de Boí Spa
There are different options to get to Espot Esquí, from Esquiades.com we will specify how to go by car and bus.
- If you go by car: you can go with your own car or you can rent one of our vehicles to move to the station (you must hire it in the complements).
If you leave from BCN: take the A-2 highway towards L-303, then take exit 517. Follow L-303 until Ctra. d'Artesa de Segre/ C-14 in Agramunt. Follow the signs for Balaguer / Artesa de Segre / Tremp and continue on L-512 and C-1412b to Tremp. Once there take the Pyrenean axis / N-260 and C-13 towards LV-5004 and continue along this road to your destination.
If you leave from Lleida: the journey takes 2 h and 29 min. You must take the C-12 road, then take the C-13 road, Pyrenean axis / N-260 and continue on C-13 towards LV-5004. Continue on this road and you will reach your destination.
- Go by bus: Espot Esquí ski resort offers the ALSA bus service to go from Lleida to Skipallars ski resorts with the SKI BUS. The departure is in Lleida or Tremp.
Now you know a little more about the resort of Espot Esquí and you are ready to find your perfect offer. Have you seen that we have the best ski deals in Espot Esquí? You can choose the hotel that best suits your budget or your preferences. Don't wait any longer to book your experience of fun and adrenaline, in a very natural environment.