Founded in 1964, Baqueira has grown to become Spain’s largest single resort. Its latitude gives an hour more daylight for skiing than in the Alps, and it’s warmer too. Well laid out, modern lift infrastructure and a lively and varied après ski scene.
Baqueira-Beret is located in the Val d’Aran in the Spanish Pyrenees and has remained Europe’s best-kept ski secret since it was founded. It provides a real alternative to some of the over-crowded resorts of the Alps.
“Aah…” I hear you say, “The trouble with so-called ‘alternatives’ to the big-name resorts is that they usually lack the size and variety of terrain of the Alps”. Not so Baqueira-Beret. There are 150km of slopes, with the ski area starting at 1500m and rising to 2500m, making for some good long runs. Peak hour queues are almost unheard of.
And – what is probably the most important for all of the skiers – Baqueira has the most reliable snow!
Last season (1015-2016) in december it whas the only ski resort in Europe with 135 km of slopes with 80% of natural now!
In the 2014-15 season Baqueira had some of the best snow-cover in Europe with an impressive 400cm base in April.
Baqueira is also excellent value when it comes to eating-out.The Val d’Aran has some ancient villages, such as Arties and Vielha, all with Romanesque and Gothic churches, and architecture of stone, slate, and wood, The valley villages are where you’ll find some truly excellent restaurants and bars.