Skiing in Baqueira – The Beret Ski Area

Baqueira beret lives up to its name as one of the most beautiful ski resorts on the planet. It is located in the municipality of Vitoria Sant Jose do Guixols in north-western Spain. It is considered to be the “Queen of the Dolomites” due to its perfect mix of skiing, snowboarding and walking. It is also popular for its friendly ambience and beautiful scenery.

Skiing in Baqueira Beret

If you are planning to take a ski holiday in Spain then the Baqueira area has some of the best ski slopes in Europe, esquiar en baqueira beret. There are many different sized pistes in this resort area that allow everyone the freedom of choosing the type of slope to excel at. Some of the most well-known resorts in Spain include the Dolomites, Narbon, and the Los Limoneros. Many people take advantage of the winter sports in Spain and head out to the ski areas to enjoy the superb winter weather and the delights of the resorts.

If you plan to make your ski holidays in Spain in the winter months of December and January then the ideal place to stay would be at the famous “Beret del Castillo”. This is a family accommodation resort and can accommodate up to ten people. The accommodation is mainly in the form of villas that have been built directly on the ski slopes. The villas are well maintained with freshly cut grass and top of the tree trimmed bushes, making it a very peaceful location to base yourself.

Another excellent resort with good skiing is Baqueira Aran, which is built on the south side of the Aran valley. The resort is built on the Aran fault line and so enjoys exceptionally cold temperatures that remain throughout the year. The main village in Baqueira Aran consists of a hotel, two restaurants, a supermarket and a shopping centre. All the facilities required for a comfortable holiday are provided here including cable TV, water sports and skiing.

Other excellent resorts near the baqueira ski area include Las Palmas and Granada. Both of these have excellent restaurants have an excellent array of food and wine. Of course you will not miss the fabulous skiing that characterises this part of Spain, however you may prefer to be a little further away from the ski areas and perhaps to take a day trip to one of the many other fine Spanish towns.

Some of the more challenging slopes can be found in the north of the baqueira valley. The best ones are situated between Calamores and Aran. The main Aran valley road, also called route de la Pasion, has a very gradual grade towards the southern end of the valley. At the southern end of the valley the ski resort of Aran is built on a valley floor, giving excellent views over the surrounding landscape. There is also a railway station in Aran, which makes travelling to other resorts in the area a lot easier.

If you are planning a family vacation to Spain then you may wish to consider booking your accommodation with one of the villas in the Baqueira beret skiing area. Villas in this area offer wonderful access to other local attractions such as the town of Aran and the beautiful hamlet of Calpe. One of the best aspects of staying in a villa rental in Spain is that they often come fully equipped with modern furnishings and entertainment systems.

For families with children, it can sometimes be difficult to get them to exercise or enjoy outdoor pursuits so consider taking your family on a day trip to one of the many other excellent ski holiday resorts in the area. If you are lucky enough to own a luxury ski chalet then you will certainly be able to arrange some quality time spent with your children in the B Barrett Glacier, Aran ski slopes or any of the other wonderful attractions in the area. You could even organise a night in the spa!