Skiing in Val d´Aran. History

Skiing in Val d´Aran. History


The story of Baqueira Beret started on December 6th 1964, with the opening of the first chairlift. However, it is not until the 80s when several more ski lifts where set up and the ski area grew.

During the 90s, Baqueira, like other ski resorts in Europe, started using the snow cannons, which continued into 1997 in Beret. The number of large detachable chair lifts grew considerably and this made possible the increase of skiers per hour. At the same time, conveyorbelt ski lifts, a favourite among beginners, were installed and a new area for new skiers was opened.
For this coming season, there've been new investments so that you can enjoy your visit even more.

Baqueira Beret is the largest ski resort in Spain (1922 hectares) and it's divided into three different areas. Baqueira, the best well known and most accessible, dedicated above all to expert skiers. Bonaigua and Beret are dedicated more to beginners, although they are also known for the off piste skiing.



155 kms appropriate for skiing in 103 slopes: 6 green, 42 blue, 39 red and 16 black

7 kms of Nordic skiing route

1 Snowpark, a slalom Stadium and a Ski Kronoss

7 kms of different routes

34 ski lifts: 1 cable car (9 people), 19 chair lifts (10 detachable 3x6, 7x4 and 9 fix-grip 6x3 , 4x2), 7 ski tows (4 ski tows, 2 two-seater ski tows, 1 draglift) and 7 conveyorbelt ski lifts.

Users flow: 59,424 pers / hour

Altitude: between 1500 and 2510 metres

Area suitable for skiing: 2,166 Ha.

629 snow cannons

Snowgromers: 14


Extra services:

5 ski equipment rental and repair centres

Car Parks: 7 for a total of 5,040 cars

26 Cafeterias and restaurants at the slopes

4 childcare centres

2 First Aid points at the slopes

1 Private Medical Centre at Baqueira 1500

More than 500 ski instructors

Residential complex by the ski slopes: hotels, apartments, restaurants, discos and shopping centres.