Baqueira-Beret, the celebrity resort in the heart of the Pyrenees
Baqueira in the upper Garonne valley is one of the largest ski resorts in the Pyrenees. On the border of the Anau valley and surrounded by forests, the resort of Baqueira was created in 1964. It is divided into three different ski regions – Baqueira, Beret and La Bonaigua – between the altitudes of 1,800 m and 2,500 m.
b>A modern and cosmopolitan ski resort
Ongoing investment (in expanding the ski terrain, ski lifts, artificial snow system, etc.) plus the fact that this station is frequented by famous visitors – including the King of Spain, who spends the Christmas holidays here in his local residence – have made it the chic winter sports resort to be seen in. For improving and advanced skiers, there are over 100 km of marked slopes and lots of opportunities for off-piste skiing with easy access. A total of 98 pistes are divided into 15 black runs, 37 red runs, 40 blue runs and 6 green runs, and there is also a Nordic skiing zone. The modern system of lifts includes a cable car, 20 chair lifts, 5 ski tows and 7 moving carpets. Easy, relaxing skiing can be enjoyed on some of the wider pistes and for advanced skiers and riders, the black slopes present awesome walls of powdery snow and winding paths through the fir trees. With over 500 snow cannons on hand and an altitude range of 1,800 m to above 2,500 m, you’re guaranteed enough snow to have a great skiing holiday.
Good to know: Substantial snow coverage throughout the season
This Atlantic-facing resort enjoys substantial snowfall from the start of the season and throughout (thanks to 600 snow cannons). And with a vertical drop that exceeds 1,000 metres, it has the perfect attributes for skiing and other snow sports.
A friendly village that offers the full package
The resort provides a myriad of services, including: ski equipment hire, a kid’s park, ski lessons, heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, pubs, restaurants, various shops, ice-skating rinks, etc. Finally, after dark, the atmosphere buzzes in the resort’s bars and restaurants, where you will be able to sample local specialities and treat yourself. What could be better after a day in the fresh air on the slopes?
For your ski rental needs in Baqueira-Beret, why not book your equipment through our website before your holiday starts? It’ll save you time once in resort so you can start enjoying the powdery snow as quickly as possible.