There are tons of places to ski near Barcelona and its surroundings, such as the Catalan & French Pyrenees and Andorran and Spanish Ski resorts. Temperatures have been especially frigid this year, resulting in a huge snowfall taking place this mid-January and skiing season is expected to last until early April.
For day trips some popular areas for skiing are Masella and La Molina, which are in the pre-Pyrenees area and are about 2 hours away from the city by car or bus. You can also reach these areas by a ski bus or train.
The biggest ski resort in the Catalan Pyrenees is Baqueira-Beret and is about 4 hours away from Barcelona. It is the largest and most visited resort in Spain with 146 kilometers of marked slopes, 7 kilometers of off-marked slopes and 7 kilometers of cross-country ski. It is known for its long and wide ski runs and is divided into three different zones: Baqueira, Beret and Bonaigua. This resort has an advantage due to its position on the Northern side of the Pyrenees, which allows for good snowfall throughout the winter.
The biggest ski resort in Andorra is Grandvalira and the ski area is divided into six different sectors: Canillo, Soldeu, Pas de la Casa, Encamp, El Tarter and Grau Roig. There are various access points between Encamp and Pas de la Casa. Grandvalira has seen an investment of over 1 billion euros and has been recognized worldwide as a paradise for skiing. They even hosted the Women’s Skiing World Cup in 2012.
No matter your budget or how far or near your willing to travel there are skiing options for everyone. So, plan a skiing trip and enjoy the last wintery months before Spring! By the way GBSB Global’s student don’t miss this opportunity and organize mountain trips several times a year.