They say that small details make the difference. This makes Baqueira Beret a great skiing destination. Located in the Aran Valley and occupying part of the Aneu Valley, many consider this resort one of the best in Spain because of its services, cable-cars and chairlifts, slopes and length and width of the tracks. It is well known because of the good conditioning of the tracks, this allows skiers of all levels and preferences to evolve and enjoy skiing. The orientation of the resort is exceptional for the large amounts of snow that accumulate and the resort is always open to the public.
Apart from being one of the largest ski areas in Spain, it has more than 1,010 metres of altitude gain and 103 tracks (the skiable area is of 155 kilometres), that make it a great destination to enjoy a ski holiday. On the other side, if you've thought about going skiing with children, this ski resort in the Catalan Pyrenees has up to four snow parks for children.
Here on Esquiades.com our ski and snowboard experts have prepared a guide where you'll find useful information of the Baqueira Beret ski resort.
Some of the most remarkable aspects of the Baqueira Beret ski resort is the good weather and its privileged mountain orientation. The Baqueira Beret ski resort, and the valley, receive the influence of the Atlantic ocean, because they are facing North.
The extension of the resort is over 155 skiable kilometres and has slopes for all levels, this great extension makes Baqueira a suitable resort for all types of skiers. There are three ski areas: Baqueira, Beret and La Bonaigua, which have a total of 103 ski slopes (6 green, 42 blue, 39 red and 16 black) and are all connected by cable-cars and chairlifts. So, it's really convenient to get from one ski area to another.
Regarding the ski areas, La Bonaigua area is the furthest and is suitable for professional skiers. There, there are many "off-pistes" and areas for freeriders. If you love snowboarding and freestyle skiing, the Beret ski area will be your favourite area, bringing together the two snowparks in Baqueira Beret.
Finally, the Baqueira ski area is the oldest and the one that has the largest variety of slopes. There are green slopes to learn to ski, other slopes that are more complicated, including the famous black slope, 'Escornacabres', one of the most popular slopes of the resort.
If you're going on a family ski holiday to Baqueira Beret, this place is perfect! There are 4 children's areas all of them have qualified staff. In the Baqueira ski area there are two parks for children: the one at 1,500 metres of altitude which is suitable for children aged between 3 months to 2 years old and a half, and the other park located at an altitude of 1,800 metres that is for children between 2 and 6 years old.
There is another kiddies area in the Beret ski area and another located in La Bonaigua. Both are open during weekends and are for children over 2 years old, that can also get started in the skiing world in a fun and safe way.
As for ski equipment rental, there are 5 rental shops that offer this service. Three of them are in Baqueira, one is located in Beret and the other in La Bonaigua.
If you're a beginner, you should definitely book lessons with a ski and snowboard school. We work with many schools located in different areas in Baqueira Beret Ski Resort, all of which have qualified instructors that speak many languages and will make your skiing experience one to remember.
You can get to Baqueira Beret with different means of transportation. As you know, we offer self-driving ski holidays so you can arrange how wish to get there. This also makes it super easy to plan your ski holiday dates as we are totally flexible with the booking dates and duration of your holiday. You can plan your ski holiday to suit you perfectly!
If you're driving to the ski resort, first of all we recommend you to check the weather forecast in Baqueira Beret so you can plan your itinerary better. There are many ways to access this area depending on where you're coming from:
- If you're coming in from Pallars (through the port of Bonaigua) the best thing is to go through the C-28 road, which crosses the Arán Valley.
- The 5,173 kilometer Vielha tunnel is also one of the busiest accesses.
- If you are leaving from France, the best route is by leaving at Pont de Rei, on the French road N-618, which merges into the N-230.
- From Bagnères-de-Luchon. You can get there through the French highway N-125, which goes up to the N-141, and from there you head towards Bossòst.
From Barcelona and Lleida, the ALSA bus company offers different lines to reach the Aran Valley. There are also less regular lines from Tarragona, Zaragoza, Valencia and Madrid. In addition, from the bus station in Vielha there are also lines that allow to move comfortably inside the valley, from town to town.
Although the valley has no airport, you can get to nearby cities by plane, such as Lleida, Barcelona, Tarbes, Toulouse and Zaragoza, and from them combine the trip with other access roads.
With Esquiades.com you can book a hotel or apartment really close to the Baqueira Beret ski resort. The Ski Pass is already included in the price and will be delivered to your reception desk so you don't have to queue at the ticket office. If you're not travelling with your own equipment, you can add this service during the booking process at a really cheap price! A lot of the shops we work with are really close to the slopes.
You can also add lunch tickets to your booking at exceptional price, and on your ticket you'll see where you can stop on your lunch break.
One last thing, the webcams and snow report is updated daily on this page so you can always check the snow and weather forecast every morning before hitting the slopes.
So, what are you waiting for? Book you next ski holidays in Baqueira Beret and have the best time ever with your friends and family.
Other important factors that make Baquiera an excellent place to go to, is the large offer of activities guests can do after skiing. Suggestions:
Apres-ski in Baqueira Beret: "Divino" is a well-known pub in the area, ideal to enjoy some drinks with good music after a long day of skiing. If skiers are looking for some good cocktails, ''La Luna'' will be a good choice and it is possible to find a diversity of drinks and a really good atmosphere.
Snow sports lovers know that this kind of activity is tiring, even more if they are done during the entire day. So, there are some hotels in Baqueira Beret that offer a spa service and if they don't, it is also possible to relax at some of the thermal centres located in the area.
Another good alternative is to take a walk around the area. Enjoy the surroundings that the valley offers, the great panoramic views are priceless, because it's sorrounded by nature and very nice landscapes.
|NÚCLEO 1500 BAQUEIRA||BAQUEIRA||BERET||BONAIGUA|
|✔ La Borda Lobató by Ron Barceló||✔ Cinco Jotas Grill Baqueira||✔ Restaurante Pla de Beret||✔ Bar El Refugi San Miguel|
|✔ Wine Bar by Viña Pomal||✔ Moët Winter Lounge||✔ Self-service Audeth||✔ Restaurante Bonaigua|
|✔ Restaurante La Perdiu Blanca||✔ Baqueira Bar 1500||✔ Bar Er Audeth||✔ Bar Bonaigua|
|✔ Drinkery Pub||✔ Bar-Restaurante 2.200||✔ Audi Quattro Bar||✔ Pàrrec Argulls|
|✔ Bar Piano Montarto||✔ Restaurant Free Flow Bosque||✔ Barralh Blanhiblar||✔ Restaurante Verge de les Ares|
|✔ Haägen Dazs||✔ Bar 1.800||✔ Pàrrec Dossau||✔ Restaurante Cap del Port|
|✔ Corner Café Bosque|
|✔ Pàrrec Bosque|
The resort has a total of 42 ski schools, offering a wide range of courses for all levels: from beginner lessons, to lessons for more advanced skiers.
If you book your ski and snowboard lessons on Esquiades.com, the ski school we work with is the Isard Ski School, which has the best team of ski professionals and extensive experience teaching winter sports.
Type of lessons: Private and group lessons.
Modalities: Alpine skiing and snowboarding.
Levels: from beginner to advanced.
Ages: children from 4 years to adult.
Jorge De Sojo