Baqueira Beret continues to grow: 155 skiable km
The work teams of the resort have remodelled some of pistes which has created 4 km more of marked runs reaching a total of 150 km. To these we add the more than 5 km of mountain itineraries which give the skiers the opportunity to enjoy spacious areas with few skiers while discovering the unknown corners of the Val d’Aran. With this remodelling, Baqueira Beret moves forward reaching a total of 103 marked pistes and a un paralleled freeride area in Southern Europe with more than 2.166 skiable hectares. These together represent a very attractive reason to come and enjoy the most authentic Pyrenees Mountains.
The three new pistes are in Beret. The most spectacular is the Gallina which is accessible by the Saumet tele-ski and which finishes in Orri with a steep slope that will test the levels of the expert skiers as it is a double black diamond run. The Paum piste is located in Saumet and is a short red run measuring 554 m in longitude and with 171 meters of elevation drop. The third new piste can be reached by the tele-ski Costarjàs and is a red run measuring 1,5 km in length and with an elevation drop of 368 m through the calmest area of Beret.
Diamonds on the pistes
To help recognize the difficulty level when selecting the pistes, Baqueira Beret has adopted the international signing system which consists in classifying the pistes with diamonds. Thus, on the new piste map, runs such as Orri de Tredós, Passarells and Gallina appear with a double black diamond and are defined as “extremely difficult”. The remaining 13 black runs of the resort appear with only one black diamond and are defined as “very difficult”. The off piste itineraries, Lacs Clòt der Os, Escornacrabes and Deth La de Baciver are marked with two black diamonds on a yellow background. Lastly, the 39 red pistes of the resort are classified with a red colored diamond and are defined as “difficult”.
Audi Ski Kronos
Want to feel like a World Cup racer with television included? This 15-16 winter Baqueira Beret offers its clients a great opportunity to imitate skiers of the likes of Lindsey Vonn or Marcel Hirscher. In the area surrounding the Restaurant 2200 a piste has been remodelled on which an easy 200 meter long Giant course has been designed. The run of each skier will be automatically recorded on video and can then be downloaded at www.baqueira.es and be shared in social media platforms. Moreover, in the Audi Ski Kronos each participant will know their time and will be able to do as many runs as he or she wishes. An ideal way to bet on who pays the appetizers with friends!
Increase and improvement of the snow production efficiency
Baqueira Beret improves and modernizes its snow production system continuously. This season the lower part of the Pleta del Duc has been equipped and the connection between Bonaigua and Peülla has seen the installation of 18 new snow machines which guarantee the snow production in all of the area of Pallars. In addition, older snow machines have been replaced with newer models which have higher production capacity and consume less energy.
More ambiance and fun in Baqueira 1500
In Baqueira 1500 near the Montarto Hotel a recreation zone has been built with gastronomic and après ski options including a bar with music. The reception area of this mythic hotel has also been remodelled.
- Baqueira Wine Bar by Viña Pomal: Absolute transformation of the classic restaurant, Perdiu Blanca of the Montarto converting it into a wine bar with an extensive wine list with the seal of denomination of origin from all of Spain. The kitchen specializes in preparing portions including seafood, Burrata cheese, salmon tartar, meats, skewers and a long etc. A new option in Baqueira 1500 for eating well at a reasonable price and enjoying the best selection of Spanish wines.
- Drinkery Montarto: Musical bar also on the bottom floor of the Montarto Hotel which will open daily from 15.00 h so skiers can begin their après ski having a drink with their boots still on. The ambiance will be livened up by a DJ, giant screen for watching event (football of course) on specific dates. Drinkery Montarto will stay open until midnight for the last drink after dinner.
- Hotel Montarto: Renovation of the reception area making it more comfortable and functional along with the addition of an exposition and event space where there will be activities throughout the winter. The reception are includes a Ski Service top of the line store in addition to a Baquiera corner store for last minute purchases.
Three new snow grooming machines
There are few sensations as pleasant as breaking in a recently groomed run at the first hour of the morning. For the optimum preparation and maintenance of the 150 km of groomed pistes, Baqueira Beret has a total of 14 snow grooming machines, three of which have been recently purchased. Each is equipped with a GPS system for improved efficiency and complete security for the drivers.