Ski Holidays in Baqueira
Ski holidays in Baqueira offer skiers the opportunity to ski in one of Spain’s largest and most exclusive resorts. A favourite of the Spanish royal family, it is arguably one of Europe’s best kept secrets offering beautifully dramatic scenery in the heart of the Pyrenees mountains and 160km of pristine pistes.
Skiing in Baqueira
The ski area is divided into three distinct areas, Baqueira 1500m, Beret 1850m and Bonaigua 2070m, with the base station in Baqueira. There are numerous long, varied runs which are great for intermediates on ski holidays in Baqueira. The high speed Jorge Jordana chairlift connects the Orri area with Cap de Baqueira, the peak of the resort. From here, visitors can get access to the entire mountain. This is where advanced and expert skiers will find the challenging off-piste terrain, where intermediates will have lovely cruisers and beginners will find nursery slopes above Baqueira. This area is also where visitors can ski the resort’s well known pistes including Manaudand and Escornacrabes.
Beginners will enjoy learning to ski on the fantastic nursery slopes just above Baqueira before advancing on to the more challenging blues. Beret also has some great nursery slopes which can be easily reached by chair lift from Baqueira.
Baqueira is perfect for families as it has a number of kids clubs and ski schools. The Beret section of the resort best caters for families and beginners as it offers the most services such as childcare, child and beginner friendly slopes, sleighs and snowparks.
For the seasoned skiers enjoying ski holidays in Baqueira they will find a few on-piste challenges, but Baqueira’s good off-piste potential will probably provide more thrills and excitement. If you venture to the top of Cap de Baqueira for some steep, narrow, challenging black runs.
The Baqueira Beret’s ski school also has a range of private and group lessons not only for skiing and snowboarding but also telemarking, heliskiing, disabled and cross country skiing.
Boarders can have fun and show off their moves in the half-pipe in Beret’s terrain-park.
Snow conditions in Baqueira
Located high up in the picturesque Pyrenees, Baqueira benefits from excellent snow reliability, but should the weather let you down, the resort has extensive snow-making capabilities to ensure ski holidays in Baqueira are always enjoyed to their full potential.
Après ski, restaurants and other activities in Baqueira
The resort has a number of great restaurants which are all run by the lift company. If you are looking to try regional specialities, its fine dining restaurants are a must but there are also restaurants that have traditional French cuisine too. The majority of the resort’s restaurants are located in Baqueira and Beret.
Apres ski in Baqueria is hosted in its array of tapas bars and nightlife in the resort doesn’t get started until after 11pm. For the partygoers, Tiffany’s is the resort’s popular club as well as Pacha.
Non skiers don’t have a whole host of activities to do although there is snowshoeing, swimming, bowling, ice skating and husky sledding to choose from.
Transfer times to Baqueira
Lleida Alguaire (ILD) - 2 hrs 20 mins
Toulouse (TLS) - 2 hrs 30 mins
This is a fantastic undiscovered resort with great runs and off piste skiing.
We have been to Baqueira twice, and will definitely go again. It has the perfect combination of scale, variety and quality at affordable prices. The ski area sits on three mountains which have an exceptional micro climate, however it is sometimes susceptible to long periods without snow, Good job it has a good snowmaking coverage to keep the pistes in great condition. For accommodation there is a good range of hotels and apartments in the main village, and the new gondola is highly efficient. The skiing starts in earnest at 1800, but the runs down to the resort are kept open all season. The centre area has some good intermediate runs, but for the most excitement you need to get out to the extreme sides of the area. Apres ski is a bit quiet, and there is a bit of a limited choice of restaurants.
Apres Ski: 3/5