Baqueira Beret will be celebrating their 50th anniversary (#baqueira50) this season, with numerous sport festivities. The official inauguration day dates back to December 6th, 1964, but the festivities will take place throughout the entire winter.
The Aran Valley station has 35 lifts this season, with a carrying capacity of 60,683 persons/hour. Moreover, with three new lifts this season’s skiing quality is much improved.
- New Jesus Serra four-seater chairlift. This new chairlift replaces the Vista Beret chairlift and joins Orri with Beret in a comfortable and fast manner. Starting at Orri at 1,847m altitude and arriving at 2,160m altitude, it is 1.965m long and has a capacity of 2,400 persons/hour.
- New button lift Saumet, beginning at the middle of Vista Beret’s track at 2,006m altitude and arriving at 2,384m altitude, it is 1,173m long and is considered as an area for experts, giving access to 4 new pistes.
- New button lift Stadium, beginning at 1,845m altitude, very close to chairlift Dera Reina and running parallel to it, it climbs up to 2,222m altitude. It is open to all skiers but has been specifically designed for those who train at Beret’s Stadium.
The resort will offer 21 pistes more than last winter in a skiing area of 2,166 hectares. There are a total of 99 marked pistes and 3 itineraries, offered by Baqueira Beret to their customers for this 2014-2015 season with a total of 153 kilometers for skiing.
The well-known off-piste La Passarells has now been turned into a new piste.
The new lift, Saumet, gives access to 4 new runs – the red Saumet and the three black Craba, Sanglier and Orri de Tredòs pistes. These pistes go through the Baciver valley and reach Orri. There are also two new blue pistes, Ta Beret 3 and Ta Beret 4, to ski from the top of the new chairlift, Jesus Serra, down to the base of Beret.
The new red piste, Peira Arroja, starts at the top of the Blanhiblar chairlift, the red pistes Barlongueta and Parros, start at the top of the Costarjas chairlift and end at Beret’s parking lot.
The black piste, Muguet, a variant of the Manaud piste; the black piste, Barranc der Aire, beginning at the Teso dera Mina chairlift and opening a new route that connects with the Bonaigua piste. The black piste Cigalera, starting point of the Tuc de la Llanca chairlift goes into various runs which lead to the Muntanyó piste.
In the Peulla area, the black Gerber run has been added, which up until last season was an itinerary. The Pletiu d’Arnaldo red piste, a variant of the Pleta del Duc piste, has also been added.
Machines for Piste Preparation
Two new Kässbohrer machines, model PB 600 Polar have been acquired, one of them equipped with a winch, which along with the 12 existing ones will provide perfect maintenance to the tracks.
Expansion of the Moët Winter Lounge terrace, and the addition of new furniture will enhance the clients’ comfort.
www.baqueira.es website has seen much improvement in usability, design and overall operation as well as online ticket purchasing services and improvements to facilitate access to Baqueira Beret’s products with just one click.