Baqueira Beret Ski Resort

March 19, 2010 by  
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When looking for skiing resorts in Spain, there is one resort that stands out: the Baqueira Beret Ski Resort. As the largest of its kind in Spain, the Baqueira Beret Resort offers visitors picturesque landscapes blanketed in snow and a variety of activities that all skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts can enjoy no matter what their skill level is. Located in the idyllic Aran Valley, the resort is able to combine spectacular winter activities with breathtaking natural scenes and world class facilities.

Baqueira Beret Ski Resort is known for its great snow and is even frequented by the Spanish Royal Family. Since being established sixty years ago, the resort has grown in size and popularity, primarily because of its secluded location. There has been speculation that the resort will expand even more, but environmental issues have put these plans on hold. The resort also features three hotels that provide guests with ample accommodation. There are bars, cafés, clinics, shops, a hairdresser, ice rink, cash points and a very lively night life. Guests will be able to relax and be pampered with on site massages and saunas, while swimming enthusiasts can make use of the heated swimming pool. First time skiers can book lessons with professional ski instructors at the ski schools, as the resort has a variety of trails for all to enjoy.

The various ski trails are divided into greens, blues, reds and blacks. This enables skiers and snowboarders to choose the correct slope according to their expertise. Seven kilometers of the 117 pistes has been set aside for cross country skiing. The highest peak of the ski area lies at 2 510 meters, with the minimum height being 1 500. Baqueira Beret Ski Resort also offers guests the opportunity to participate in numerous other winter activities, including para-skiing, snow racket walking and even dog-sled adventures, to name a few. The area surrounding the Baqueira Beret Ski Resort has many attractions for those taking a break from the slopes, such as sports halls, thermal baths, churches, museums, campsites, an ice palace and shopping centers. Staying at this magnificent ski resort is an unforgettable experience, as it has beauty, fun and superb facilities for the entire family to benefit from.