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La Molina + Masella

Vallter 2000

Vall de Núria

www.lamolina-masella.cat Tel. La Molina +34 972 892 031 Tel. Masella +34 972 144 000

www.vallter2000.com Tel. +34 972 136 057

www.valldenuria.cat Tel. +34 972 732 020

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Skiable km 135 Maximum altitude 2.535 m Minimum altitude 1.600 m Snow production Snow cannons 901 Total no. man-made snow slopes 63 Total length man-made snow64 Chair lifts 13 Ski lifts 11 Gondola lifts 1 Rope tows 2 Carpet lifts 7 Slopes 117 22 40 39 16 Special pistes: Snowparks 2, Superpipe 1, Competition stadiums 4, Adapted piste for PRM 1, Children's areas 2, Ski and Snowboard schools 10 Elevation gain 935 m Skier per hour capacity 41.060

Prices per resort

Après-ski activities Tubby sliding · Fitness centre · Segway · Adventure park in the trees · Super zip line · ARVA park · Ice diving · 4x4 SEAT driving circuit · Mushing · Trekking · Snowshoes · Thermal circuit · Snow motorbikes · Night descents · Bowling alley and pubs · Helicopter trips

Ski passes Full equipment

Adult

€20

Price for two resorts €42,5 €78,5 €234,5 €645

1 day 2 days 1 week Season ski pass

Ski passes 1 day 2 days 1 week Season ski pass

Summer activities Gondola lift · Bike park · MTB hire and school · Tubing runs · Swimming pool · Rowing boats and pedaloes · Pony riding · Tennis · Fitness · Archery · Tree adventure park · Segway trails · Children's quad bike circuit · Quad bike excursions · Big air bag · Diving · Nordic walking · Adapted sports centre · Thermal circuits · Inflatables and children's parties

€39,5 €73 €220,5 €520

1 day 2 days 1 week Season ski pass

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Full Alpine skiing equipment Full snowboarding equipment

SHOPS

CAFETERIA

RESTAURANT

SNOW GARDEN ACCOMMODATION AT THE FOOT OF THE SLOPES

HOTEL AT THE FOOT OF THE SLOPES

SKI LOCKERS

SNOW SLEDGE RENTAL

€33 €60 €175 €450

€20 €25

Key events in Masella 5 January Arrival of the Three Wise Men 7-8 March 11th International Course on Mountain Rescue, Safety and Emergency Medical Services Races GP Cerdanya, Memorial Olga Vilalta de Màsters, Terrassa City Trophy, Picarol de Neu, Llívia Trophy, Cargol de Neu, Catalonia Championships – families

Off-season activities Trip to the source of the River Ter with chair lift · Segway trip · Bike park circuits · Extrem ball descent · Hamsterball circuit · Pony trip · Tubby slides

Key events in La Molina 3rd December International Disability Day 16th-19th 2nd La Molina International Grand December Prix 1st January 62nd Children's downhill ski race 5th January Arrival of the Three Kings of the Orient – Ski Descent with Torches 30th January IPC World Cup – 3rd February 4th February Pirena sled dog race 11th-12th 15th OHMAMIGLÚ (Alabaus) February Annual Meeting of Igloo Builders 20th-21st 31st International citizens' derby February 27th February Snowboard Championships of – 2nd March Spain 29th February Freestyle Championships of Spain – 2nd March 3rd-4th March Alpine Skiing Championships of Catalonia 10th March Snowboard World Cup 7th April Season Ski Pass Holders' Race

Fun events: Torchlight descent · Christmas log · Carnival · Clients’ party · End-of-season party

SKI RENTAL

SNOWSHOE RENTAL

SKI SCHOOL

SNOW PARK

GUIDED TRIPS

Skiable km 7.6 Maximum altitude 2252 m Minimum altitude 1964 m Snow production Snow cannons 88 Total no. man-made snow slopes 9 Total length man-made snow slopes 6.6 km Chair lifts 1 Ski lifts 2 Gondola lifts 1 Carpet lifts 1 Slopes 11 3 3 3 2 Special slopes: Boarder cross, snow park, snowshoe slope, playground (3 snow sledge runs and 2 tubby slides)

Events of note Ski races: Josep Pujol i Aulí Memorial Trophy · Marmota Trophy · Catalan Parallel Ski Championship · Valley clubs’ social races

NEU ACCÉS PROJECT

SKI REPAIRS

PICNIC AREA

COMPETITION STADIUM

Skiable km 45 Maximum altitude 2080 m Minimum altitude 1905 m Total no. slopes 19 Nordic Walking Summer circuit Snowshoe circuit 3 circuits: 3 km, 5 km and 7 km Classic circuit 45 km Skating 15 km

Ski passes 1 day 2 days 1 week Season ski pass

Adult €10 €20 €63 €100

Equipment rental Ski passesforfets 1 non-workday 1 workday 2 days 1 week Season pass

Adult €29,5 €23,6 €50,15 €157,85 €429

Rack railway ticket included, ski insurance NOT included

Full equipment

Full equipment Snowshoes

€18,60

Off-season activities Rowing boats and canoes · Minigolf · Archery · Guided visits · Hiking · Orienteering circuits · Horse riding · Playground (2 tubby slides, balance games, climbing wall and zip lines ) · El Cau de la Marmota children’s space · Pony trips... Events of note Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Three Wise Men parties · Children’s winter parties · Nit del Papu · Jazz Neu · Carnival · Snow sculpture workshop · Moonlight ski race · Inter-club Alpine ski race (Club Pirinenc Queralbs-Núria) · Snowman competition · Nuriglú: Build your own igloo · Snow sculpture exhibition · Ski race Pocatraça · Cremallera Festival · Children’s winter sports competition

€12.5 €10

Off-season activities ATB · Trekking Events of note 3rd week in January

Equipment rental

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www.guils.com Tel. +34 972 197 047

Adult

Equipment rental

Key events in La Molina + Masella 21st January Great Ski Descent with Torches and Great Fireworks Display for World Snow Day

INFORMATION

Skiable km 19,93 Maximum altitude 2.535 m Minimum altitude 1.959 m Snow production Snow cannons 84 Total no. man-made snow slopes 8 Total length man-made snow slopes 9 Chair lifts 2 Ski lifts 5 Rope tows 1 Carpet lifts 3 Slopes 14 3 3 6 2 Special pistes: Tubby tubing runs, snowpark, fun park, sledging piste

Guils CROSS-COUNTRY Fontanera SKIING

Night walk


TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICES Llívia Tel. +34 972 896 049 www.llivia.org Olot Tel. +34 972 260 141 www.turismeolot.cat Tel. +34 972 268 112 www.gencat.cat/parcs/garrotxa Puigcerdà Tel. +34 972 880 542 www.puigcerda.cat Ribes de Freser Tel. +34 972 727 728 www.vallderibes.cat Ripoll Tel. +34 972 702 351 www.ripoll.cat/turisme Sant Joan de les Abadesses Tel. +34 972 720 599 www.santjoandelesabadesses.cat

COUNTY INFORMATION OFFICES Patronat Comarcal de Turisme de la Cerdanya Tel. +34 972 140 665 www.cerdanya.org

Ripollès Desenvolupament Tel. +34 972 704 499 www.ripollesdesenvolupament.com

MEDITERRANEAN SNOW

Alp Tel. +34 972 890 385 www.alpturisme.cat Besalú Tel. +34 972 591 240 www.besalu.cat Camprodon Tel. +34 972 740 010 www.camprodon.cat Tel. +34 972 740 936 www.valldecamprodon.org La Vall d’en Bas Tel. +34 972 692 177 www.vallbas.cat Les Planes d’Hostoles Tel. +34 972 448 026 www.lesplanes.cat Les Preses Tel. +34 972 692 023 www.lespreses.cat

Sant Feliu de Pallerols Tel. +34 972 444 474 webspobles.ddgi.cat/sites/ sant_feliu_de_pallerols Sant Joan les Fonts Tel. +34 972 290 507 www.turismesantjoanlesfonts.cat Santa Pau Tel. +34 972 680 349 www.garrotxa.com/santapau Setcases Tel. +34 972 136 089 www.setcases.cat Vallter 2000 Tel. +34 972 139 057 www.vallter2000.com Vall de Núria Tel. +34 972 732 020 www.valldenuria.cat Vallfogona de Ripollès Tel. +34 972 701 909 www.ddgi.es/vallfogona

Turisme Garrotxa Tel. +34 972 271 600 www.turismegarrotxa.com

www.pirineugirona.org

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Planoles Campelles

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Túnel de Collabós

Vallfogona de Ripollès

Castellfollit Sant Joan de la Roca les Fonts

A-26

Sant Jaume de Llierca Besalú

Riudaura

OLOT

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This eminently Pyrenean territory is one of the largest valleys in Europe, surrounded by spectacular mountain peaks with a minimum altitude of one thousand metres. Cerdanya is the snow sports county par excellence, with well-known ski resorts (La Molina, Masella and Guils Fontanera) that were once the first of their kind in Spain. The county borders with France, and has one of the most frequented passes over the Pyrenees.

A profoundly traditional Pyrenean area made up of several different valleys, which played an important role in the forging and the history of Catalonia. The major Romanesque monasteries (Santa Maria de Ripoll and Sant Joan de les Abadesses) and the sanctuary at Núria all had great religious and political significance over the centuries. The county also boasts Vall de Núria and Vallter 2000 ski resorts.

A pre-Pyrenean county famous for its Volcanic Area Nature Park, which endows it with distinctive natural features, unique in Europe. Garrotxa boasts many charming villages and towns known for their history, culture and gastronomy, such as Besalú, Santa Pau, La Vall d’en Bas and the county capital Olot, near which we can enjoy an outburst of nature in the Fageda d’en Jordà beech wood.

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Photography: Alain Baschenis, Costa Brava Girona Tourism Board Photo Archives, Vallter 2000 Photo Archives, Masella ski resort, Fotoneu La Molina, Francesc Tur, Itinerànnia, Pep Iglesias and Vall de Núria

Snow tourism

Skiing as a leisure sport in Spain originally started in the Girona Pyrenees, with the first reference to skiers in the area dating back to 1908, according to the Catalan Hiking Centre newsletter of the time. Four Alpine ski resorts and one cross-country ski resort (Guils Fontanera) make up the fivefold Pirineu de Girona winter sports options. La Molina, Masella, Vall de Núria and Vallter 2000 are all classic Catalan ski resorts, currently undergoing a profound evolution with improvements on services where the link-up between La Molina and Masella has created the largest ski domain in the Pyrenees, with a surface of over 135 kilometres. The ski resorts of the Girona counties practically overlook the Mediterranean, where the temperate climate and clear sunny skies provide another advantage for pleasurable, comfortable skiing. When the winter sports season ends, many of these ski resorts adapt their facilities for mountain activity programmes (hiking, climbing, mountain biking, horse-riding etc.). However, we must not overlook other equally important options suitable for the general public, such as the wide range of cultural events, fine cuisine, golf tourism, and health & wellness options. Pirineu de Girona hotel accommodation is concentrated at the foot of the ski slopes in the mountain resorts, and in the towns and villages of the area, with mainly small, family-run establishments. There are also many campsites, rural tourism houses, holiday apartments, youth hostels and mountain refuges.

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The Pyrenees are one of the youngest mountain ranges in Europe, an area that conserves places with many well-defined features. Apart from its natural interest, the range is of supreme historical significance, forming the border between Catalonia, France and Andorra, and between the Spanish and French states. Over the last fifty years, tourism in the Pyrenees has largely developed around the mountain resorts, skiing, and other nature and sporting activities. The name “Pirineu de Girona” covers the nearly three thousand-metre high Pyrenees and the pre-Pyrenean mountain areas in Girona province, which include the fascinating landscape of the Garrotxa Volcanic Area Nature Park and part of the mountain range in Cadí-Moixeró Nature Park. Throughout the Girona Pyrenees there are also several valleys carved out by some of the main rivers of Catalonia, e.g. Cerdanya, Ribes, Bas, Núria and Camprodon valleys. The main tourist activities in Pirineu de Girona revolve around skiing and other snow sports in winter and outdoor nature activities in summer. Pirineu de Girona comprises Cerdanya, Ripollès and Garrotxa counties.

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