Barcelona, a city that has everything that you’re looking for in a tourist destination, the beaches, sun, sand, architecture and not to forget, the Pyrenees where you can enjoy the best ski slopes.
In the cooler months, the Pyrenees offer you a more family-oriented environment with quieter slopes than the Alps. The Pyrenees mountains are located at the French-Spanish border and provide you with the best skiing destinations in Europe. Here are the best skiing destinations near Barcelona that will make you enjoy your day trip or a short vacation.
4 skiing destinations around Barcelona
Masella is famous for being the most popular place on the whole of the peninsula for the best night-time skiing and it is only 2 hours away from your apartment close to Sants Railway Station. The night-time skiing is possible due to the powerful lighting system that it has. This mountain has about 65 slopes in the total and if you like challenges then there are 9 black runs for the experienced skiers only. The adult ticket ranges from €39 in the low season and about €49 in the high season. Discounts for students and large groups are also offered.
This is the perfect skiing spot where you don’t have to break your bank. It is also nearby Masella and it is also around 2 hours from your comfortable apartment in Barcelona . You can get there easily by public transport or your car. You will get 63 slopes here to sharpen your skiing skills and at the runs, every skier can enjoy from the beginners to experienced ones. Moreover, this destination is perfect to visit with your entire family as those who cannot ski get a lot of different snow activities to enjoy. The snowpark shows you the snow Segways, snowshoeing as well as the biggest super-pipe of the Pyrenees. The price ranges are between €30 to €35.
Though it is a little further away from the other locations, the Grandvalira ski resort of the Andorra is a worth-visiting destination due to its unbeatable terrain. It has the largest skiable area in southern Europe and Pyrenees with an area of 210km and 112 slopes. The full-day passes are about €48 when bought online and €37 for half day. It is known as the heart of Andorra and has the top-quality bars both on and off the slopes.
Vall de Nuria:
Though this is more modest in size, it is located in the province of Girona and it is one of the best skiing hotspots. It provides special packages that may include the railway ticket, passes of Leisure Park and the ski pass for each person. The leisure park has also got a lot of fun activities, it can entertain you for hours with various sizes of slopes, zip lines, tubing and rock climbing. Apart from that, it also has a ski school where you can get private or group lessons, equipment rental shop and a snowboarding park.