Baqueira Beret: A Big and Beautiful Ski Area Near You
If you are looking for a large and diverse ski area that is not too far from home, you might be tempted to go to the Alps. But there is a better option that is less crowded and more affordable: Baqueira Beret in the Spanish Pyrenees. This resort has everything you need for a fantastic ski holiday, and more.
Baqueira Beret boasts 113 runs of various difficulty levels, covering 170km of groomed slopes. The vertical drop is over 1,100m, and you can access it with 36 modern and fast lifts, including high speed chairs and gondolas. The lift capacity is impressive, with more than 61,024 people/hour.
But Baqueira Beret is not only about the slopes. It is also famous for its powder snow and its amazing off-piste terrain, which attracts some of the best freeriders in the world. The resort is part of the Freeride World Tour, a prestigious competition of extreme skiing and snowboarding. The reason why Baqueira Beret has such good snow conditions is its Atlantic orientation, which brings abundant and quality snowfall.
Baqueira Beret is also easy to reach from the UK. You can fly to Toulouse-Blagnac airport, which is less busy and stressful than other airports in the Alps, and often has cheaper flights. From there, it is only a two-hour drive to the resort. And once you are there, you can enjoy the Spanish prices, which are much lower than those in the Alps.
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