RESORT DESCRIPTION FOR Baqueira / Beret
The ski resort Baqueira / Beret is located in Val d’Aran (Spain, Catalonia (Catalunya), Lleida). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 152 km of slopes and 5 km of ski routes available. 28 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,471 and 2,510 m.
The Baqueira Beret ski resort is one of the most well-known in Spain. It is also one of the largest and best ski resorts in the Pyrenees. It stretches across Baqueira, Beret and Bonaigua. The slopes at Bequeira Beret are mainly accessed with modern chairlifts. Due to the snow-reliable location, the ski season usually begins in November and goes until the end of April. Ski holiday accommodations are found in the village of Baqueira.
Baqueira / Beret
Europe, Spain, Catalonia (Catalunya)
0034 973 639 000
Season: December – April
Ski pass price: 50 €
User rating :
| MOUANTAIN TOP
| MOUANTAIN LOW
| T-BAR LIFT ETC.
| CHAIRLIFT ETC.
| GONDOLA ETC.
| NIGHT SKIING
| SNOW CANNONS
CURRENT SNOW REPORT
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| LIFTS OPEN
| LAST SNOWFALL
| CURRENT FRESH SNOW
| NEXT 9 DAYS
Snow history for Baqueira / Beret
Has the climate crisis and the higher temperatures affected snow conditions in Baqueira / Beret?
Look at the statistics and graph of historical snow depths for the ski resort.
For the last 5 years, week 9 has been the most insecure with 255,6 cm snow depth on average in Baqueira / Beret.
The measurement is made as an average of the snow depth at the highest and lowest point of the mountain.
Best tips for Baqueira / Beret
Baqueira’s village is not inspiring, but the resort has a well-linked and developing ski area that appeals to intermediates. Fine for beginners too. Baqueira is a mainly modern development with its fair share of drab blocks in the central area, clustered below the road that runs through to the high pass of Port de la Bonaigua, with the main lift base just above it. The village is small enough for location not to matter greatly. The slopes are split into three distinct but well-connected areas – Baqueira, Beret and Bonaigua – with long, intermediate runs, practically all of them on open, treeless slopes. Most are above 1800m, with extensive snowmaking; but afternoon sun is a problem in spring. There are increasing numbers of fast chairs dotted around, including a long six-pack. Queues are not a great problem. Experts will find few on-piste challenges, but there is extensive off-piste terrain (‘awesome’, to quote one reporting dude), and three ungroomed itinerary runs (including Escornacrabes, which two recent reporters said was not for the faint-hearted). There are good nursery slopes with moving carpets at Beret, and at the top of the gondola from Baqueira. A mum with two novices in tow approves this year. The Brit-run BB Ski School is praised, not least for off-piste guiding. The mountain restaurants disappoint. There are good hotels; reporters this year tip the big Tuc Blanc near the lift base (‘comfortable, good breakfast, good restaurant’) and Chalet Bassibe at the top of the resort (‘lovely staff, best ever breakfasts’). Some good hotels (and restaurants) are down the valley – eg the ‘very friendly’ Gran Chalet at Betren, within walking distance of the ‘lively and atmospheric’ tapas bars and restaurants of Vielha. Some hotels have pools and spas, but there is little else for non-skiers.
- Compact modern resort
- Lots of good intermediate slopes