Skiing Formigal Catalonia in the Pyrenees
Skiing Formigal Ski resort itself occupies four different high mountain valleys, defining three sectors:
Tres Hombres (Crestas), Izas, Anayet and El Portalet.
The four valleys are linked by spanking new high-speed chairlifts, supplemented by drags to the higher reaches.
Runs are, undeniably, short by Alpine standards — the vertical drop is a meagre 750 metres.
Most of the skiing is on intermediate-friendly reds and blacks.
We discovered a few startlingly steep runs at the end of El Portalet, the furthest-flung valley.
300 m from centreIn the heart of Formigal’s ski resort, just 500 metres away from the ski lifts, the hotel is ideal for a relaxing and convenient ski break.
|Hotel Saliecho 0.4 km from Formigal city centre |
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Located in Aragón’s Formigal Ski Resort, Hotel Saliecho offers a free spa, gym and heated swimming pools. In summer, guests can choose from a range of free guided excursions. More…
Formigal has 137 km (85 mi) of marked pistes.
The highest point is Tres Hombres peak at 2,250 m (7,380 ft) above sea level, with a vertical drop of 740 m (2,430 ft); the majority of its slopes face north and northeast.
The base of the resort is a purpose-built town which includes several hotels and apartments at 1,500 m (4,920 ft).
From there an 8-seat chairlift provides the main access for the resort.
Prior to 2004 this access was provided by a gondola, informally called “El huevo” (The egg) by its users.
The resort itself occupies four different high mountain valleys, defining three sectors:
Tres Hombres (Crestas), Izas, Anayet and El Portalet. Each valley is accessible by car and a bus service, with a parking and service area at its base from where the chair lifts depart.
Nearest Airports to Skiing Formigal Ski resort
The nearest airports are Huesca (66 miles, 1hour 30 mins drive), Pau (54 miles, 1 hour 45 min drive), Lourdes ( 55 miles, 1 hour 35 min), Zaragoza (109 miles, 2 hours 30 min drive), Toulouse (165 miles, 3 hours 15 minutes drive), Pamplona (100 miles, 3 hour drive) and Barcelona (225 miles, 5 hours 30 min drive)
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