Baqueira Beret. The charm of the Pyrenees.
Baqueira Beret is located in the Val d'Aran (Lleida) and since 2003 part of its slopes run through the neighboring valley, the Vall d'Àneu, on the other side of the Port of Bonaigua. Its privileged location and north orientation make it one of the snowiest ski resorts in the Pyrenees.
More than 50 years have passed since its opening on December 6, 1964. Baqueira Beret has been transformed into a continuous process of adaptation to the demand of skiers becoming, without a doubt, a reference inside and outside of Spain, with services and infrastructure comparable to the best ski resorts in the world.
166 km of skiing within a ski area of 2273 ha, including slopes and itineraries, make also possible a unique freeride in southern Europe. The ski domain is divided into the areas of Baqueira, Beret, and Bonaigua. It offers 111 pistes carefully groomed for every skill level: 6 green (5 km), 43 blue (75 km), 45 red (59 km), 17 black (20 km), 3 itineraries (7 km), 7 km of Nordic ski circuit, 1110 meters of vertical drop and a transport capacity of 61.024 people / hour among its 36 ski lifts.
From its peaks, you can see mountains that exceed 3000 meters high, such as Maladeta and Aneto.
For those who do not know, their lifts are fast and give access to many possibilities both on and off the slopes. Slopes are wide, well groomed and very varied in difficulty. The ski area is huge, with a beautiful and changing landscape, without a doubt one of the reasons why is so popular among good skiers.
Off the slopes, the ski area is immense, apart from the itineraries and ski routes that the ski resort indicates on its map, there are many possibilities for medium and even long routes, in the style of the Alps.
Black Diamonds pistes
Baqueira Beret has adopted a international system for categorizing the difficulty of their slopes. Like
North American ski resorts, Baqueira Beret also uses a black diamond slope rating for the difficult slopes. The international color-shape rating system will help you decide whether a particular run is within your ability,
Thus, in the new piste map, slopes such as Orri de Tredós, Passarells and Gallina appear with double black diamonds and defined as "extremely difficult". The rest of 13 blacks of the ski resort appear with a single black diamond and defined as "very difficult slope". The Lacs Clòt der Os, Escornacrabes and Deth Lac de Baciver off-track itineraries are marked with two black diamonds with a yellow background. Finally, the 39 red tracks of the station are classified with a diamond of this color and a legend that says "difficult".
The central area of the ski resort and the axis of it is the Baqueira area, the largest skiable area with the longest and most popular slopes, they will also be the busiest, with a full range of slopes for everyone from wobbly intermediate to expert. Regardless of their level skiers can reach to Cap de Baqueira (2500 m) and choose between a blue, red or black slope to go downhill.
Beret area also offers us a great variety of slopes; on the one side of the valley from beginner pistes such as the ones close to the chairlift de la Reina, to more difficult pistes such as Dossau. On the other side of the mountain called Blanhiblar, you will find blue and red tracks with spectacular views of the station and the valley.
The area of Bonaigua is located between the Aran Valley and the Pallars Sobirà. It is highly recommended for lovers of quiet skiing and also for families. Argulls is one of the ideals slopes to start. The Bonaigua peak is a fun red track without great difficulty. In Bonaigua we also find more demanding slopes such as the Pala Gran a black slope for the expert skiers.
For the freeride lovers, the mythical Escornacabras or the new Saumet area, offer the most challenging runs and should only be attempted by experts.
One of the virtues of Baqueira Beret is that it offers countless ski routes to delight the most intrepid. In Ski Paradise, we always advise you to be accompanied by professional guides and check the snow and avalanche report before your ski day.
We must highlight another virtue of this ski resort. From most ski lifts you can descend skiing on blue slopes, an attraction for all beginner skiers and families who want to enjoy a perfect ski day.
Pistes carefully groomed and Baqueira Beret' snowmaking system makes possible to achieve the maximum number of open runs even in adverse conditions. The ski resort is committed to providing skiers the best snow surface possible.
The Val d'Aran and the ski resort of Baqueira Beret. A perfect binomial
Without a doubt, we are facing a privileged environment; destination chosen by national, European and increasingly tourists from different parts of the world, who find in the Val d'Aran and Baqueira Beret the perfect destination to enjoy skiing, mountain sports and nature in a paradisiacal environment.