Hi there everyone. I’m sorry I’m late posting this week but as the title indicates, we’re skiing in Baqueira Beret so I’ve been a little busy on the slopes.
I thought I should share a quick post with you about this fabulous winter sports area. If you haven’t been and you are into some snow activity, then this a a great ski location. It’s a big area and the vistas are beautiful! We’re staying in a hotel within 50 metres of one of the gondolas and the hotel provides lockers, accessed by your room key right at the gondola station so it makes things very easy.
We’ve had a lot of snow so the base is fabulous with lots of powder and groomed runs. There are 4 levels, green (very beginner), Blue (harder and a little more intermediate) Red diamond (Intermediate/advanced) and Black (advanced/expert).
We did check the Spanish school holiday periods but we didn’t think to check other European countries so we were surprised at the number of people and we soon realised that some ares of France and Britain are in school vacation. This wasn’t a big problem however as we soon discovered that the mountain provides a large ski zone for all. Most of the chair lifts seat 4 or 6 people and the lines move very quickly. We are avoiding the central slopes, however and preferring to ski either side, on the further slopes and out of the way of ski schools and crowds.
There are quite a few different restaurants to choose from and some small supermarkets. We had a lovely glass of Moet at the Moet Lounge Bar half way down one of the runs today – blue skis, sun and snow – what can be better?
We drove here from Madrid so I can’t offer any advice about other means of transportation. I think though, that driving would be the easiest option if you can manage it.
Please feel free to e-mail me if you would like any more information – I’m more than happy to pass on any advice/opinions.