Established back in 1964 by Spanish national ski champion (Luis Arias) and company, Baqueira-beret has grown to become Spain’s most significant, well-known and most visited skiing resort. It stretches into three towns; Beret, Baqueira and Bonaigua and has 2,166 hectares of Skiing area.
For skiing and snowboarding, the ski area extends from 1500 meters to 2510 in elevation, which means it has a 1010 meter vertical drop from 2510 to 1500 meters. It stretches up to 157 km of slopes and 105 runs, which satisfy all skiers at all levels; ranging from beginner, intermediate and expert.
The resort is positioned at the highest part of Val d’Aran, it has wide runs, which go and pass through trees, dense snows, and extensive skiable areas and zones. It has direct access to 127 km of downhill skiing (120 km Alpine and 7 km Cross-Country pistes), with 78 individual pistes, served with 35 ski lifts (19 chairlifts, eight lifts, 1 Gondola, seven conveyor belts), which can carry over 60,144 people/hour.
For track maintenance, there are 654 snowmaking guns and 15 grooming machines, which restore terrains and different trails into their original order or capacity. For young enthusiasts or adventurers, there are three itineraries, which stretch to over 5 km, it also has 7 km of the Nordic track, Slalom Stadium, Ski Kronos and free ride zone.
It opens up its doors to the general public from November to April each year, accommodating thousands of visitors and sports fanatics from around the world. For meeting seasonal needs, it has 5 ski rental and repair centers, 2 first aid points on the slopes, 1 private medical center, 7 parking lots which can accommodate 5040 cars , 25 highly maintained cafes and restaurants on the mountain, 4 nurseries and more than 500 ski instructors for turning your visit into a memorable experience.
Skiing for beginners in Baqueira-Beret
Beginners can expect to have a lot of fun under the pro guidance of experienced and well-trained ski instructors. The smooth and plain courses are delicately designed to make skiing easier for amateur visitors or holidayers. For them, the slopes are generally very wide and of moderate inclination to have smooth and incredible skiing or boarding experience.
Out of 108 slopes, exactly, 49 slopes (6 beginners ‘green’ and 43 easy ‘blue’) are allotted for amateur or inexperienced skiers or snowboarders, for learning the art of the game before taking on difficult terrains or pathways. Plus, there are endless activities to keep them occupied during the day, like snowshoeing excursion, dog/horses pulled the sledge, treks, hell ski etc.…
Intermediate skiers in Baqueira-Beret
Looking at the elevation, Baqueira-Beret offers 39 reds for partially experienced skiers and snowboarders. Much of the skiing in Baquiera-Beret, is done in the forest terrain. This enhances the visibility, and do excellent training for beginners as well as intermediate skiers.
Expert skiers in Baqueira-Beret
Looking at steep or vertical paths, Baqueira-Beret has 17 black expert level pistes, which are specially designed to offer unique and pro-level experience to professional skiers and boarders. Baqueira’s ski track often holds state-level and international competitions, which are live-streamed across Europe. Besides marked pistes, there are also unmarked pistes or areas, which only daredevils tend to try.