The sky resort of Baqueira Beret is one of the main attraction points within the Aran Valley.
The story of Baqueira Beret started in the 60s, when the local government established a sky resort in the town of Naut Aran as it realised it enjoyed great snow conditions. However, sky lessons started much earlier. It was 1919 when the most adventurous and risky journey with skys took place from Baga to Benasque. Nothing similar had ever been done before. The aim was to show the people in the Aran Valley, who were isolated from the rest of Spain for four months every year, what skiing was all about. One hundred and twenty-five inhabitants around the valley were taught how to sky, and from those, a few of them were left in charge to teach their neighbours within their villages. They were also taught how to make their own skys, how to repair them when necessary and how to make different bindings.
Nowadays, Baqueira Beret is the largest ski resort in Spain (1922 hectares). There are three different areas, Baqueira, Beret and Bonaigua and it offers a network of modern facilities and slopes for all levels.
It has grown enormously since it was opened and the high quality of its slopes and its services make it a reference resort well beyond the Spanish territory.