This extensive ski resort in the Spanish Pyrenees is quite rightly developing a reputation as a top class resort – the skiing is great, the slopes are snowsure and the food is a highlight.

There are three bases to choose from beneath the 160km of linked slopes. We’d recommended Baqueira as it is the largest, has the best choice of bars and restaurants and is located right in the heart of the ski area. The slopes mostly suit intermediates, but there are some good beginner zones &ndash most notably on the Bosque plateau above Baqueira and on the edge of Beret. More advanced skiers and boarders should not turn away however, as on a powder day the upper bowls of the resort offer terrain to rival the big hitters in the Alps.

Baqueira/Beret is also known for the value it offers and that is exactly why Ski Club Freshtracks are returning here three times this winter. Two trips – the two Pyrenees Heli Expeditions – make the most of the excellent KABI Mountain Guides and two days of spectacular heli skiing.

Our Baqueira/Beret Resort Ratings

  • Beginner ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Advanced ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Resort Activities ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Après ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Value ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Pros

Extensive snowsure skiing

Excellent value for money

Good off piste in the right conditions and great value heliskiing on offer

Cons

Open, treeless slopes so can suffer in bad weather

Few on piste challenges for advanced and expert skiers

Still some slow, old lifts

Ski Club visit Baqueira-Beret as part of their 'Resorts Under The Radar' series. 

Baqueira/Beret Skiing and Snowboarding

The excellent main beginner area lies at the top of the main Baqueira gondola, where the gentle slopes are a great place to learn on. Progression is then easy to the longer green “Era Coma”. Intermediates will love the extensive, open cruising above the treeline and confident skiers and boarders should be able to make it from Tuc de Costarjàs at one end to the Cap de la Peülla at the other.

Advanced and expert skiers and boarders have a new playground this winter thanks to the construction of the new Baciver draglift, which opens up a big off piste amphitheatre above the Lacs de Baciver. The bowl above Argulls is another great place to head on a powder day, or if the Muguet and Manuad blacks are freshly groomed.

  • Total Pistes: 160km
  • Green: 6%
  • Blue: 40%
  • Red: 38%
  • Black: 16%
  • Additional Ski Routes: 5km
  • Lifts: 29
  • Altitude: 1500m – 2610m

Baqueira/Beret Piste Map

The local area map can be downloaded here.

Baqueira/Beret Resort

Baqueira is a mainly modern development with its fair share of slightly uninspiring blocks in the central area, clustered below the road that runs through to the high pass of Port de la Bonaigua, with the main lift base just above it. However, there is a good deal of accommodation to choose from, much of which is good value – and a lot of the hotels have great facilities for kids.

Tapas restaurants are littered throughout the village, but more choice and some seriously good food can be found down the valley in the old town of Vielha. Away from the slopes there is not a great deal to do but there is a good cross country loop by Beret and many hotels have pools.

How to get to Baqueira/Beret

Toulouse airport is a two hour transfer whilst the drive from Barcelona takes around four hours.

  • Toulouse airport: 2 hours
  • Barcelona airport: 4 hours
  • Calais: approximately 14 hours driving (705 miles)

Baqueira/Beret Contact Details

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