Baqueira Beret

Baqueira Beret Resort

Situated in the north part of the Pyrenees, Baqueira Beret itʼs a hidden treasure that is widely regarded as the best ski resort in Spain and across the Pyrenees. While Andorra and some French resorts might have a higher lift or a larger lift/linked ski area, Baqueira offers the best range of terrain, long pistes, snow record, resort convenience, free ride potential, scenery, ambience and quality of hotels and restaurants.

It is the most extensive Spanish resort being over 165km in length and 2610m in height. It is divided in four sectors: Beret, Baqueira (in the middle), Baciver and Bonaigua. And it is venue for international and national contests.

The resort is largely facing northwest so it directly puts it in the path of the snow-laden winter storms coming in from the Atlantic. Almost all the slopes are over 1800m and are reinforced by snow canons, so the main pisted area is pretty much snowsure from Christmas through to Easter.

Baqueira Beret represents great value for money with large ski areas, great skiing and friendly hospitality. You will find a modern ski resort with good accessibility from Toulouse and Barcelona, parking next to the slopes, in slope restaurants and a great range of après-ski activities.

Located in the centre of the Arán Valley, you can enjoy its traditional villages with well preserved Romanesque churches dating back from the Middle Ages, its history and superb gastronomy.

  • Maximun height: 2610 m
  • Minimun height: 1500 m
  • Vertical drop: 1110 m
  • Skiable area: 2273 Ha
  • Snow cannons: 660
  • Grooming machines: 15
  • 165 skiable kilometres, 111 ski runs
  • 6 Visco 5 km
  • Blue: 40% 75 km - 43
  • Red: 38% 59 km - 45
  • Black: 16% 20 km - 17
  • Off-piste itineraries: 3 - 5 km
  • Cross-country trails: 7 km
  • Skimovie: Audi Ski Kronos
  • Funpark
  • Snowparks
  • Slalom Stadium
  • Bordercross
  • Ski Lifts: 36
  • 1 gondola (9 sears)
  • 19 chairlifts (10 detachable 3x6, 7x4 and 9 fixed grip -6x3, 3x2-)
  • 9 lifts (5 lifts, 2 two-seater lifts, 2 rope pull)
  • 7 magic carpets
  • Carrying Capacity: 61,024 people/hour
  • VTMH: 18,567. = Transport capacity x gradient (of each ski lift)
  • Heliski with xxx area
  • More than 500 qualified ski instructors

Medical Facilities

Resort First-aid points: Baqueira 1800 and Beret 1850
Private Medical Center: Baqueira 1500
Chemist: Baqueira, Arties and Vielha.
Vielha Hospital

Gastronomy

20 bars and cafés (free wifi) on the slopes.

5 fine theme restaurants (with free wifi) on the slopes strategically located:

  • Bonaigua: Refugi San Miguel. With terrace (reservation allowed)
  • Baqueira: 5J Grill at 1800. With terrace (reservation allowed)
  • Orri/Baciver: Moët Winter Lounge at Orri. With terrace (reservation allowed)
  • Beret: Restaurant Pla de Beret. With terrace (reservation allowed)
  • Baqueira 1500: lunch and dinner in La Borda Lobato.

Winebar by Viña Pomal and Baqueira Bar, DJs or live music every weekend from 12 pm.

3 self-service restaurants: Audeth Self-Service in Beret, the main one, El Bosque, located in Baqueira 1800, and Restaurant 2.200 in Baqueira.

How to Get to Baqueira Beret

  • Toulouse airport: 102 miles (165km)
  • Barcelona airport: 192 miles (310km)
  • Pau: 97 miles (157km)
  • Tarbes: 71 miles (115 km)
  • Calais: 705 miles (1134Km) 14 hours drive approx.
  • Car rental (Enlace a página extern)
  • Transfers (Ask for quote)

Apre-Ski

There si no better way to celebrate a great day on the slopes than with a few well earned après ski drinks. Or maybe a relaxing time in the spa, or a shopping afternoon in exclusive stores, or maybe an extraordinary gastronomic experience.

We leave it up to you to decide which option suits you better. Want some more ideas? Ask us and we will be happy to help you in discovering, deciding, or booking.

Après Ski with Children

When spending a ski holiday with your kids, the afternoons itʼs a serious matter. Children need to enjoy as much as they can and we have lots of recommendations for you. From indoor and outdoor parks, to childrenʼs shops,
restaurants, museums and activities. You wonʼt have time to try them all! Ask us, will be happy to help!

Children in Baqueira Beret

One of the attractions of skiing is that you can enjoy it with the whole family. Parents can take a skiing course or ski on their own in the knowledge that their children are also having fun.

In Baqueira Beret resort there are 3 ski nurserys and there is an additional one at Baqueira 1500. The latter is
located at Borda Lobato, next to the public parking, and is designed for children from 3 months to 2 1/2 years old.

They all have an outside garden and specialised staff. For those over 2 1/2 years old there are 1 in each sector of the resort: Beret, Baqueira and Bonaigua.

Children in Beret Sector

In terms of areas, Beret sector has more gentle slopes and spacious runs, so we could say it is best for beginners, families and children. It also has a Funpark area for the enjoyment of all the family, were you will discover a
blue ski run of 1,750 m in length with plenty of fun elements. The route travels past giant flowers and models of animals native to the Pyrenees, some of which make their distinctive sounds which are bound to give some people a bit of a surprise.

What matters in FunPark is not the speed, but the fun surrounding the different elements. The first part features easy ski runs where the big flowers have been placed, and when the route goes into the forest it is the turn of local fauna to take centre stage. There are around a dozen figures featuring a wide variety of species: marmots, owls, deer, wolves, foxes, chamois and wood grouse, among others. Visitors can interact with the rubber figures and seek out the animals hidden among the trees. Fun guaranteed!

There is also a tobogganing area reserved for children. Open access under the surveillance and responsibility of parents. Ask us for sledges.

There is a reduced lift pass for beginners which you can only be used in Beretʼs area. It gives you acces to two beginners chairlifts.

Beret nursery, opposite the control tower. It has a magic carpet and a ski run in the outdoor area so that children can be introduced to skiing through play. The playground provides skis and boots.
Full day 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Half day morning 9.30 am - 12.45 pm
Half day afternoon 1.15 am - 4.30 pm

There are also special weekly classes for them which combine nursery + ski lessons + lunch. They are designed for children aged four to five years old.

Children in Baqueira Sector

Baqueira 1800 nursery is located opposite the Bosque chairlift. It has a magic carpet and a ski run in the outdoor area so that children can be introduced to skiing through play. The playground provides skis and boots.
Full day 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Half day morning 9.30 am - 12.45 pm
Half day afternoon 1.15 am - 4.30 pm

There are also special weekly classes for them which combine nursery + ski lessons + lunch. They are designed for children aged four to five years old.

In front of the Bosque chairlift there is a kids zone with two magic carpets and a ski carousel. There is also a short lift for beginners.

Children in Bonaigua Sector

Bonaigua nursery is located nextto the service centre alongside the car park.
Full day 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Half day morning 9.30 am - 12.45 pm
Half day afternoon 1.15 am - 4.30 pm

There are also special weekly classes for them which combine nursery + ski lessons + lunch. They are designed for children aged four to five years old.

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