Top 5 villages near Barcelona to go skiing with your friends
Are you looking for ski resorts & snowy areas near Barcelona? You are in the right place!! Winter is here and many of us want to fully feel the atmosphere by enjoying it with our friends and loved ones. Storm Filomena has covered parts of Spain with heavy snowfall, making people dance and build snowmen. Unfortunately, the snow did not reach our beautiful Barcelona. Therefore, we would like to share with you the top 5 snowy towns near Barcelona where you can discover the incredible snow-capped mountains, go skiing or snowboarding, and have fun with your friends.
Ski resorts & snowy areas near Barcelona
Grab your backpack and get ready with your friends for this amazing adventure!!! We will suggest the best villages with detailed information and recommendations.
1.La Molina and Masella:
These two amazing ski resorts are one of the largest areas for skiing and snowboarding in the Pyrenes, located 150-156 kilometers away from Barcelona (two hours by car), offering 145 km of slopes. La Molina has a permanent Boardercross circuit and it is really famous for its night ski offerings, so it is an amazing experience that you should definitely try.
This amazing ski resort is mainly focused on the family audience with a snow park (so it is perfect for the kids), beginner skiers, and snowboarders. It has all its tracks facing north, letting you enjoy the best snow of all the resorts of the Pyrenees. It is located in the municipality of Rialp, in the Pyrenees of Lleida, right at the foot of the Pic de l’Orri ( with 2440 meters).
Baqueira Beret is one of the most crowded ski resorts in Spain due to the abundant snowfall in the northern part of the mountain range, located in the Pyreness. In addition, its ski lifts are surrounded by summits of more than 3000 meters and lush forests. The quality of its pre-and post-ski services stands out above the other slopes. Therefore, it makes it a resort frequented by exclusive clients, for example, the King of Spain.
4. Port del Comte:
This station is divided into two sectors, the Sucre (main sector) and the other one, Estivella. Port del Comte is located in the Catalan Pre-Pyrenees, in the Vall de Lord. Most importantly, being the closest station to Barcelona (about 150km). Moreover, the facilities of Port del Comte have been greatly improved thanks to large investments, and most of its tracks run along a lush pine forest.
This area is perfect for advanced skiers and snowboarders. Espot is the only ski area located next to a National Park, Aigüestortes and Sant Maurici, having more than 20 km of skiing. Above all, this ski resort is really famous for its quality of snow and for hosting numerous competitions of all winter sports. Furthermore, the tracks are special by being within lush black pine forests.
How to get there?
To sum up, most of the ski resorts & snowy areas near Barcelona are one and a half hours or two hours from Barcelona. You don’t have a car? Don’t worry!! To clarify, there is the option of going by public transport as well. The station, “Estació del Nord” is the only one that has as destinations ski resorts or villages close to Barcelona. It is located at 80 Ali Bei Street. You can get there by public transport, with the metro line 1 and get off at the Arc del Triomf station or take the bus 54 and Renfe Cercanías lines 1.3 and 4.
The main destinations that will bring you closer to the ski resorts:
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Skiing and snowboarding are a wonderful pastime. However, if our bodies are not well prepared it can be dangerous as well. Therefore, it is highly important to prepare the body muscles. For instance, by running, training, and working out.
Needing advice for running routes in Barcelona? Check our blog post of Barcelona’s best running routes.
We hope that you will take some time to check these amazing ski resorts & snowy areas near Barcelona and give us feedback about your favorite ones. Don’t forget to tag us in your Instagram or facebook stories : @barcelona_home