Baqueira Beret Ski Resort

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  • Baqueira Beret Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,500m – 2,610m (1,110m))
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (29)
    2 Gondolas
    19 Chairs
  • Opening Times
    Late Nov to early April
    8:45am to 4:45pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 167km (incl. routes)
    Longest run – 6km+
    Advanced - 20%
    Intermediate - 32%
    Beginner - 48%
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 19/20
    Adult - €52 to 54.50
    Child - €34.50 to 36
    Child u/6yr - €5

Baqueira Beret Ski Resort Spain

In the heart of the Pyrenees mountains in Catalonia, Baqueira Beret is Spain's largest & some would say, best ski resort. Whilst the resort has the country's most expensive lift pass price, relative to the rest of Europe (except maybe some Italian ski resorts!), it still retains sensational value when it comes to quality plus price of food & drink.

Baqueira Beret has expansive skiing & snowboarding terrain served by a modern lift system including 2 gondolas & 19 chairlifts. Terrain is generally high alpine, the majority of which is over 2000m, assuring premium snow conditions. The resort's 167km of marked trails include expert (double black diamond) trails & freeride routes on 1110m of skiable vertical, spread across a sprawling 11km of mountain peaks. Highest lifted elevation is over 2610m.

See the Baqueira Beret ski trail map here.

Pyrenees Heliskiing operates from the major town of Vielha, a short drive west of Baqueira Beret.

Those with a good sense of topography will scope out excellent freeride lines within a short walk from the top of the lifts. A local guide can be handy to show the expansive backcountry beyond the more obvious lines.

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Where is Baqueira Beret Spain?

Baqueira Beret ski resort is set on the pass between the Val d’Aran & Vall d'Àneu of the Catalonian Pyrenees mountains. The main village of Baqueira is around 275km (3.5 to 4hr) by road northwest of the international airport at Barcelona (BCN). The major town of Vielhais 14km west of Baqueira and is linked to the resort via local bus.

The capital of Andorra, Andorra la Vella, is only 50km east of Baqueira Beret, but a 2.5hr (130km) journey by road. From France, the airport at Toulouse (TLS) is also a 2.5hr (180km) drive away, providing an alternative, & possibly better, international gateway to the resort.

Getting to the ski resort from any of the airports by anything other than car is convoluted, or restrictive at best. One public bus a day makes the direct run from Barcelona airport as far as Vielha. It leaves mid-afternoon & doesn't arrive until 2045hr. The return airport bus leaves Vielha at the excruciating time of 0500hr. Check out the ALSA bus website for tickets. The least worst options are renting a car or taking a private transfer - pricey but convenient & not so hard on the wallet if in a group.

Search & book private transfers to Baqueira Beret here.

Baqueira Beret Ski Accommodation

The ski resort has three main village areas, the largest of which is Baqueira at 1500m elevation. The smaller village of Bonaigua is higher in the resort, but both tend to share a common architectural theme best left to the 1970s! Many of the lodging options are either self-contained apartments or chalets, but there are at least 3 highly rated hotels in Baqueira including the Hotel Himalaia Baqueira, Hotel Val de Neu & Hotel Montarto.

Search & book Baqueira Beret ski accommodation here.

Down the valley, west of the resort in the Val d'Aran toward the large vibrant town of Vielha are numerous traditional cobble stoned, hillside villages. The likes of Arties & Garós provide a true Spanish lodging & cuisine experience. Several excellent hotels & guesthouses are clustered in each village. A local bus links them to the ski resort. Vielha is worthy of a night out to sample the many rowdy tapas bars, particularly if you have never experienced them anywhere else in Spain.

Ski Rentals

Ski rentals from our partner organisations are available in the main resort village of Baqueira, adjacent to the ski lifts plus in the valley approaches at the towns of Vielha to the west & Esterri d'Aneu to the east. Search & book ski or snowboard rentals in Baqueira Beret here.

Review

The Powderhounds will review the Spanish Pyrenees & Baqueira Beret in season 2019/20. More information is coming soon. Stay tuned for our new photos & insights.

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Tours in or near Bacqueira Beret

Single-Base, Single-Ski-Area Tours

Baqueira Off Piste Discover
GUIDED OFF-PISTE SKIING
1+ Days
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Full day guided off-piste skiing for all abilities at Spain's premier ski resort, Baqueira Beret. Long descents of 1100m vertical, comprising open easy slopes, forests, bowls, gullies, couloirs make this playground a freeride paradise. Private singles or groups apply for your best dates. or join another group.
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USD 83
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Backcountry Skiing Tours

Pyrenees Ski Tour - Carros de Foc Circuit
GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY SKI TOUR
7 Days | 6 Nights | 5 Ski Days
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Fully hosted & guided small group backcountry ski touring in the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, one of the most beautiful in the Spanish Pyrenees. Stay in mountain huts & ski untracked powder. Private singles or groups apply for your best dates. or join a group.
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USD 1,925
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