Have you decided to spend the holiday season or the beginning of the year through the streets of Barcelona? If you are in Barcelona, have you thought about putting on your skis and enjoying the snow in the Catalan Pyrenees?
Or maybe you are already a winter athlete wanting to make the most of these days you combining the mountain with cosmopolitan nights in the Catalan capital. Barcelona has everything you need! We explain it below.
Where are the Ski resorts near Barcelona?
All ski resorts for winter sports are in the Pyrenees close to Catalonia; for this reason, Barcelona and other Catalan provinces make a strong effort in infrastructure to maintain the eleven stations of the region well connected.
Ski resorts near Barcelona and Girona
The best known of these is Baqueira-Beret-Bonaigua in the Aran Valley (Vall D’Aran), where we find almost 146 kilometers of snow to ski within walking distance of the capital: Vielha. To reach the ski resort we can do it by car, train and bus on a journey of between three and five hours. Professionally, Baqueira is the best Spanish ski resort, rivaling some of the major French resorts.
By contrast, the most accessible location is La Molina, near Puigcerdà, about 160 kilometers from the capital, connected by bus and high-speed trains; wide, welcoming and very close to La Masella, which together with the neighboring station organize parties, competitions and are near beautiful towns.
Boi Taüll and Espot Ski, close to Baqueira, are good choices among the typical Mediterranean mountain vegetation (pine, beech, fir…), whose relief makes them perfect for advanced level skiers; also they combine all kinds of sports such as horse riding, rafting, paragliding, and also football, volleyball and spaces to enjoy a golf session.
We can also visit this other more modest stations such as Port de Compte, Rasos de Peguera, Tavascán or Vallter 2000, among others, that are perfect if you want to enjoy one of your favorite sports for a few hours or a few days.
As you can see, the Catalan Pyrenees are for the beginner skier, the medium level skier and even advanced and professional, and you can also enjoy other sports.
It is possible to enjoy the “snow” in Barcelona. The Pere Tarrés Hostel is well connected with Sants train station and bus and has its own parking. The best accommodation to enjoy the ski resorts near Barcelona.