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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.
Skiing spots near Barcelona
Barcelona is renowned for sun and sea, but there is more to the province than just that as may winter sports fans will know. Many popular ski resorts are open from the 6th December, which means it is time to clean those skis and and get to the nearest ski slope as soon as possible.
There are many Spanish and Andorran resorts that are within reasonable distance to Barcelona that offer services up until Easter. Many tend to visit Grandvalira in Andorra and La Molina and Masella. All ski stations near Barcelona have snow cannons on most pistes, so the skiing is fine for day and weekend trips even during years with less natural snowfall.
The ski stations of La Molina, La Masella and Port del Comte are only 2 hours by car or train from Barcelona, they are ideal for a day or half day trips. La Molina itself, has a ´ski-tren´ package which includes train and ski-pas (forfait), which you can buy at Renfe railway stations in Barcelona. It is a very popular ski resort and one of the closest places to ski near Barcelona. A 1 day lift pass for La Molina ski area costs €39.50 in 2012 and for a few euros more you can buy the Alp2500 ski pass which gives access to both La Molina and Masella ski areas.
DestinationBCN offer boutique Barcelona apartments near Plaça Catalunya, ideal for those seeking a relaxing base in the city before taking a day trip on the ski slopes.