Winter Sports Wonderland

 

After all the atrocious weather we've been having in Europe recently it's no wonder people are choosing to stay wrapped up and cozy at home. We have to admit to being in hibernation mode a little over the last few weeks ourselves but one weather spell that's been doing us proud here in Europe has been this year’s amazing snowfall.

Only a couple of years ago, many ski resorts had to use artificial snow to satisfy avid skiers looking for their annual winter sport fix. This year however has seen some of the best snow for years and the slopes in Catalunya have never looked more inviting. Here is our run-down of some of the best resorts in Catalunya, a mere couple of hours drive from Barcelona city.

La Molina

La Molina is one of the oldest ski resorts in Spain and is renowned for its diverse range of slopes appealing to all ages and levels. Located in the breathtaking Pyrenees, in the province of Girona, La Molina is the hotspot for locals and foreigners alike for its staggering 46 pistes and skiing area of over 53km. The perfectly groomed pistes offer a peaceful, calm skiing destination so is perfect for families and skiers that are looking for a relaxing skiing experience.

Baquiera Beret

This is generally considered the most complete ski resort in Spain. This is reflected in the amazing scale of the facilities and installations on offer. This top winter sport destination is a well-known hang-out spot for the rich and famous so keep your eyes peeled for well-known faces skiing alongside you. This is also the chosen destination for the royal family so best get practicing your royal courtesy on-the-move. The restaurants here are of a very high quality so expect to pay a little more here than you would at other smaller, less busy resorts.

Boi Taull

The Boi Taull ski resort towers over the others as its set amongst the highest peaks of the Lleida Pyranees in the amazing Vall de Boi Valley. Die hard skiers and snowboarders flock to this resort for its untouched, fresh pistes, ideal snow conditions all through the season and an all round stress-free skiing destination. This is an unspoilt gem as visitors enjoy zero queues at the lifts and the resort has an intimate close-knit ambience as there are only 2 restaurants and 3 pubs in the village.

Port de Comte

Arguably one of the most breathtakingly beautiful areas of the Calalonian Pyranees. This resort is surrounded by forests, woods and meadows and is easily accessed by surrounding cities. The picturesque surroundings keeps skiers coming back to these amazing stretches of slopes time and time again.