Do you want to discover the Aragonese Pyrenees? One of the best places to discover these magical mountains is the Cerler ski resort, located in the heart of the Benasque Valley, a mecca for Spanish mountaineers and it's surrounded by more than 60 peaks that are over 3,000 metres of altitude, among these, stand out mountains like the Aneto, the Maladeta, the Posets or the Perdiguero, the highest peaks in the Pyrenees. Benasque is also known as the Spanish Chamonix.
Cerler has tracks and ski slopes for all levels: the base is located at 1,500 metres and there is a zone for beginners; The highest point is 2,630m from where you can see some magnificent views that will make you fall in love with Cerler and the rest of the area. The ski resort is divided into two sectors, Cerler and Ampriu. They have black pine landscapes and with different slopes for skiers and snowboarders.
Only 5 km from Benasque, the scenic beauty of the resort will make you feel in heaven. The Cerler ski resort is highly recommended for skiing.
This Aragonese resort offers different activities for families and welcomes children with their Enchanted Forest, an interactive tour that runs through a forest of black pine with themed characters that will delight them. They will also find the Snowy Zone which is prepared with activities and skill circuits, during the whole week there is entertainment for children and all the members of the family.
Thus, Cerler is a family friendly resort, thanks to its activities, its 9 green tracks and 18 blue tracks to be able to slide down them and get them to know what skiing feels like. For the more experienced, there are 25 red tracks and 15 black tracks, ideal to overcome new challenges, and discover the entire Cerler ski area.
Another reason to choose this winter resort is that here, you will find the famous 9 km route, the longest skiing run in Spain, with a difference in altitude of 1,100m. The 9 km route starts at 2,360m with the Perdiz Blanca trail (blue track) that takes you to Colladeta, then, it continues turning through Camino de Sarrau (red). You will reach the 2,000 m height where you will have to continue along the Robellóns track (green), crossing the final part called Puntet Skity Area. Next, the route continues along Camino de Les Planes (blue) ending this super long descent on the Les Planes track (blue) which is located at 1,500 metres.
In addition, the Cerler ski resort has 19 lifts available, all modern and well located, with 6 conveyor belts, 4 ski lifts and 9 chairlifts. These are all distributed along the 77 km of tracks, and do not worry if there is not a lot of snow because they have 375 snow cannons to create artificial snow.
Cerler has a wide range of restaurants, bars and cafés in each one of its sectors, to satisfy even the most demanding customers. You can find places that will take you back to the 50s or where you can have grilled food or barbecues.
If you travel to this Aragonese resort by car you can park at the Cerler Sector located at a height of 1,500 m, El Molino car park or in the Ampriu Sector car park. To leave your car at these car parks we recommend that you book your space and check the price in advance.
And if your intention is to take skiing or snowboarding lessons, Cerler has 9 ski schools available with more than 300 professionals who will help and advise you regarding your skiing technique.
There are many alternatives to get to Cerler. You can take a bus, a plane to Lleida or Zaragoza and hire a car, go with your own vehicle... We will explain how to go with your own vehicle and with the White Bus (Bus Blanco).
- By car from Madrid: the recommended route is to go to Huesca using the Zaragoza direction and once in Huesca, follow the Barbastro signs on the A-22 motorway. You will find signs that indicate Cerler and Valle de Benasque. The approximate duration is 5 h and 57 min.
- By car from Barcelona: you have to take the A-2 to Barbastro, you will find signs indicating the direction towards Cerler and the Benasque Valley. The approximate duration is 4 h and 2 min.
- By car from Zaragoza: the most practical thing is to go to Huesca and, once there, continue towards Barbastro on the A-22. Before passing Barbastro you will find signs indicating Cerler. The approximate duration is 3 h and 7 min.
Cerler offers you the possibility to reach your station with the White Bus, the route of this bus is: Lérida - Binéfar - Monzón - Cerler. If you enter the resort's website, you can book and check what times the departures are.
Remember that the ski pass is already included in the price. If you do not bring ski equipment, add it to your reservation and you can pick it up at our partner stores, located very close to the slopes. In addition, as we have indicated before, if you wish, you can add menus at exceptional prices, to consume in different restaurants that are in the Cerler ski area.
Do not think twice and enjoy a perfect ski trip!
Minimal height: 1500 m.
Maximal height: 2630 m.
Height Difference: 1130 m.
Kilometers of pistes: 79km.
Total Slopes: 66
Alpine Ski Runs: 65
Snowmobile tours: 1
Snowmaking Machines: 375
Km of artificial snow: 38
Number of lifts: 19
Total Lifts Capacity: 26,120 skiers / hour
Snow Garden: Located at Ampriu sector, it has modern facilities and everything so the young ones in the family could have a great time. Children aged 3 to 6 years, both inclusive.
Rental of material: The ski resort of Cerler has two rental shops. Both located next to the parking and by the ticket office of each resort entrance.
Ski Lessons: It counts with ski schools that work together with the resort, always with qualified instructors.
Love Chairlifts: From the base (1,950 meters) until it reaches the hill of 2258 meters in Sarrau, this chairlift will take you to a real natural balcony, you will undoubtedly end up falling in love. From there you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the highest peaks of the Pyrenees as the Aneto, Maladeta or Perdiguero Posets and Posets-Maladeta.
Barbecue: Barbecue Ampriu is the perfect place to recharge your batteries surrounded by the best mountain scenery. Here you can enjoy all kind of grilled meats such as Graus sausage, lamb ribs, grilled rabbit or veal steak, accompanied with typical dishes from the valley.
Skity Area: The SkityArea playground opens for children so they can play and have fun in Ampriu.
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