Ski resorts of Spain: Masella and la Molina

Ski resorts of Spain: Masella and la Molina. Catalonia. Pyrenees.

ALP 2500 – this is the name of one of the most popular ski resort in Spain which brings together two ski stations on the Pyrenees – Masella and la Molina. It consists of 117 slopes of different levels (22 “green”, 40 “blue”, 39 “red” and 16 “black”) with a total length of 135 km.

Ski resort is located only 150 km from Barcelona and 70 km from Andorra.

Masella is located in the middle of a pine forest, the majority of the ski slopes turned to the North and at the same time to the sunny valley of La Cerdanya. The season here can last more than five months – this is the longest ski season in the Pyrenees.

ALP 2500 – how to get to?

GPS: 42º 20′ 03.90”N · 1º 56′ 04.59”E

By car:

From Barcelona (through la Via Augusta and Túnel del Cadí*) 140 km 1h30
From Barcelona (through la Meridiana и Collada de Toses) 144 km 2h05
From Barcelona (through Castellar de N’Hug) 150 km 2h10
From Girona 129 km 2h05
From Tarragona 188 km 2h15
From Andorra 70 km 1h05

*Tunnel tariff is 11.82 euro.

By skibas (fare is 44 euro)

Barcelona – Maselia: on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 17.12.2017 to 02.04.2018 (24, 25 and 26 December, 1 and 6 January are the days off).

Bus stops:

Barcelona, Plaça Catalunya 19, Hard Rock Café (in front of Olivia Plaza Hotel) – 6.30

Sabadell, Millennium Park – 7:00

Terrace Hotel Don Cándido – 7:15

Manresa Av.Països Catalans (HyperMercard) – 7.45

Technical characteristics of Masella ski resort

Number of slopes: 65

Green slopes: 9
Blue slopes: 24
Red slopes: 22
Black slopes: 10

Number of lifts: 18

Total length of slopes: 74 km

The prices for ski passes (2017-2018 ski season)

Skipass type High season Low season
Adult 43  euro 39 euro
Junior 39 euro 35 euro
Child 33 euro 29 euro
Child under 6 4 euro 4 euro
1/2 day adult [since 12h00] 39 euro 32 euro
1/2 day child [since 12h00] 24 euro 19 euro
Debutant 28.50 euro 27.50 euro

The highest point – La Pleta (2020 м).

The lowest point- Pla de Masella (1600 м).

In Masella there are seven restaurants: four at the foot and three in the mountains.

The main feature of Masella is a night skiing, which is available on Thursday (18.15-20.15) and Saturday (18.30-21.30) with 13 “green”, “blue” and “red” slopes (the general length is 10 km).

At night, ski school for children is also available, as well as snowpark La Pleta. In the snowpark the following activities are available: big jumps, 2 calaixos, 2 baranes, 2 rainbows and “S” 12 m.

Masella is considered to be the capital of the night skiing of the Pyrenees.

The names of the slopes for night skiing: Davallada, Esquirols, Muntanyes Russes, Eslàlom La Pleta (“red”). Enamorats, Superior, La Pleta, La Plana Superior, Enamorats Inferior, L’Aparador (“blue”). Pista Fàcil, Pastors, Pastorets (“green”).

After skiing, you can enjoy Catalan cuisine at the restaurants of Pla de Masella or Chill Out. Preliminary booking: +34 972 890 678.

Tariffs

Night skiing High season Low season
Night skiing + Next day skipass Adult 55 euro 55 euro
Night skiing + Next day skipass Child/Senior I/University student 40 euro 40 euro

In the ski resort area there are several hotels, hostels and apartments. There is also a technical area where you can clear your skis from snow.

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Technical characteristics of La Molina ski resort

La Molina – one of the oldest ski resorts of Spain. It was founded in 1948. The ski resort is located three kilometers from Masella.

The lowest point: 1,700 m

The highest point: 2.445 m

Green slopes: 18
Blue slopes: 19
Red slopes: 19
Black slopes: 7

Total length: 68 km

Number of lifts: 15

How to get to?

By car – by the same roads as to neighboring Masella

By train – from Hospitalet del Llobregat (Barcelona) by Line R3 and then with stops: – Vic – Ripoll – Puigcerda – Latour de Carol – La Molina.

By skibas (Wednesday and Friday) – from 15.12.2017 to 02.04.2018 (24, 25 and 26 December, 1 and 6 January – the weekend).

On the territory of the station there are also:

Ski schools: 13
Sports center: 1
Bars and Restaurants: 6
Children’s playgrounds and snow parks: 3
Parking: 7
Rent of equipment: 1
Medical Center: 1

photo: all-andorra.com