Baqueira Beret was founded in 1964, and is Spain's largest skiing resort. It's located in the Aran Valley, between France and Spain on the northern side of the Pyrenees . The two small ski villages in the valley are called Baqueira and Beret. The ski stations are referred to as Baqueira 1500, Beret 1850, and Bonaigua 2072.
Talking about skiing inSpain is talking about Baqueira-Beret, which is the biggest ski-resort existing in the Pyrenees. Baqueira counts on more than 100km of skiing slopes with altitudes between 1.600 and 2.500 m. Its southern location means there is an hour more daylight than in the Alps, so skiers can stay on the slopes longer. It is also warmer here.
It is situated in the heart of the D’Arán Valley. The town is divided in three parts: Baqueira, Verte and Bonaigua. Because of it's altitude and geographical situation, the skiing station has lots of snow during the winter. It is sourrounded by a beautiful country-side and by 50 boroughs with roman churches and stone villages.
Baqueira Beret has over 500 snow guns, ensuring consistent snow coverage. It is perfect for all levels of skier, from beginners to experts. You will often find the Spanish Ski team training here, or even the Spanish King on holiday, which only highlights the quality on offer. The area is quite large and includes 6 black ski slopes, with a total of more than 70 slopes. It also has numerous off-piste areas with excellent powder snow. The altitudes range from 1500 metres to 2500 metres.
The resort itself is normally referred to as 'Baqueira-Beret', and here you'll find some of the most challenging terrain in the Pyrenees mountains. The Baqueira resort also has a lively and varied après ski scene. Prices in Baqueira are a bargain at any time of the year, especially when compared to other European resorts.
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