Northwest of Barcelona and east of Vielha, the Baqueira ski area provides access to vast terrain though most is beginner and intermediate.
This ski area is part of the Val d'Aran ski region where one pass provides access to the 150km Baqueira ski area, the Beret ski area and the Bonaguia ski area. Combined, there are 35 lifts accessing 72 runs over 4,750 acres spread across six peaks. The village of Baquiera in teh Aran Valley is the main base for most snowboarders.
For some challenging snowboarding, head up the Mirador lift to the summit. Look for the open face off Manaud. There are also some steep spots on the right of Guineu. The extreme snowboarders will want to seek out the Escornacrabes piste.
If you are looking for some nightlife, check out Pacha in Baqueira or La Luna in Arties.
Overall, Baqueira Ski Area is the 4th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 10 snowboarding resorts in Spain. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Baqueira Ski Area including Bonaigua Ski Area and Beret Ski Area.
Local Contacts: Tourism Office 973-639010; Pyrennes Heliski, Vielha
Best Season: Dec. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Hotel Lacreu, Salardu; Hotel Valarties; Parador de Arties, Arties 34-73-640-801
Luxury Loding: La Pleta
Reference Source: click here http://www.baqueira.es/
GPS: 42.700037, 0.929203
Date Published: 1/6/2016
Date Updated: 2/7/2017
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