The ski resort Baqueira Beret announces the new season 2021-2022 with many new features, being truthful to the “Baqueira Spirit”. It continues with its commitment to farming snow, increasing its snow production capacity and also the ski station implements two new state-of-the-art ski lifts. Thanks to the installation of the TSD Clòt der Os and TQ Pla- Baqueira Beret this season, the ski station of Val d’Aran and Valls d’Àneu renews and improves its facilities to continue being a reference not only in Spain, but in Europe.
The most avant-garde station in the Pyrenees continues its commitment to the digitization of its services and its strong commitment to sustainability. A management model that will not only ensure excellence in customer service, but also will mark the course of a station that is committed to the environment. As if that were not enough, as we have already announced, Baqueira Beret ski resort will enter the Freeride World Tour as the first international destination.
“Baqueira Beret offers new ski lifts, improved slopes, services and international competitions in a season full of excitement”
Visitors will be able to enjoy, now more than ever, great emotions and experiences thanks to the investment made in ski lifts and the preparation of new slopes among other services, without forgetting to respect the environment and other aspects that make up the Baqueira Spirit.
New TSD Clòt der Os, 6-seater detachable for maximum enjoyment at Beret
This special winter, skiers and snowboarders will be able to enjoy a new chairlift: Clòt der Os. This model is a six-seater detachable chairlift that not only comes to redraw the Beret beginners’ area, but will also serve to improve the connection with the Dossau chairlift. And this is not the only novelty since the new chairlift has a capacity of 2,400 skiers per hour, so no skier will have to wait in long queues. This new lift will have a starting point at 1,850 m., next to Núcleo Audeth in Beret, and the arrival point at 2,207 m., so it will cover a difference in altitude of 357 m. and will have a total length of 1,992 m.
New area dedicated to begginers in Beret
In the rearrangement of the Beret area, the Pla de Beret chairlift has been replaced by a ski lift and the beginners area has been delimited as in the Baqueira area.
The new ski lift has a capacity of 650 skiers/hour with a starting altitude of 1,838 meters and an arrival altitude of 1,881 meters, covering a drop of 43 meters with a length of 337 meters and an average slope of 12.8%. All in all, beginners will be able to make ‘the leap’ from the ski lift to the new chairlift in a few days of skiing.
Expansion of the farming snow system and other improvements
Within the improvement works, there are also the extraordinary revisions of the Teso dera Mina and Argulls chairlifts. In the same way, the reorganization of the Beret beginners’ area has brought snowmaking to the Audeth slope and improvement of Cabanes, a new Pins slope appears, since the old one is now called Stadium 2. The landscape integration of the Beret pond with the environment is another subtle novelty, which may not be appreciated, but is very necessary. Another of the most visible novelties will be the turnstile accesses to the new Pla de Beret ski lift, to the TQ. Fernández Ochoa of the Stadium and the Mirador chairlift.
Baqueira premiers: 2021-2022 on the Freeride World Tour calendar
The biggest Freeride event at an international level lands in Baqueira Beret, positioning the station on the map of the most notorious resorts in the world. For the occasion, it will feature the participation of two local riders as Aymar Navarro, bronze medalist last April in the FWT and Abel Moga. Beret will be the first stop of the tour and you will be able to enjoy live the most prestigious freeride world cup in its 15th edition.
There will also be alpine competitions and other disciplines already legendary in the station as the Jesús Serra Foundation Trophy (with two editions: one of the last season 20-21 and another of the current one), the Memorial Blanca Fernández Ochoa as FIS Spanish Championship, Amics de Montgarri Audi Quattro Cup, the Spanish Championship of sprint mushing, or the traditional Marxa Beret in its 42nd edition.
As you can see, everything is ready to enjoy the Baqueira Spirit as never before, to squeeze the days of skiing and snowboarding and continue enjoying the sports that we are so passionate about.
Sustainability and self-sufficiency in Baqueira Beret 2022: the mountain as the main protagonist
The ski and mountain resort of Baqueira Beret continues to implement and execute different actions to promote sustainability and self-sufficiency in the winter resort.
One of Baqueira’s maxims is to contribute to the creation of a sustainable future and to have a long-term vision, adjusting its business operations and reducing its carbon footprint. These measures fall short, and for this reason different actions have been implemented and planned to promote sustainability and self-sufficiency in the ski and mountain resort, inside and outside the resort boundaries, in details that seem more obvious and in others that may go unnoticed, but that also add up to the common good.
BaqueiraPASS and BaqueiraTICKET
After the boost made last season with the BaqueiraPASS and the arrival of BaqueiraTICKET, the commitment to these ski pass supports is renewed, giving priority to the online purchase of ski passes through the recharge of these two supports. In this sense, it is now possible to buy ski days in advance and link them to a physical support by means of a number.
This support can be purchased free of charge at tourist and information offices of the Val d’Aran and Valls d’Àneu, sports stores and hotels as well as in the station itself. In order to minimize the influx of skiers to the information points and improve the service and safety of customers in person, only ski passes with special rates (senior, baby, walk, afternoon and beginner) can be purchased.
BaqueiraSNOWCAMP, the new snow playgrounds of Baqueira Beret
The Playgrounds are renewed with the arrival of Baqueira SnowCAMP, the meeting point where the little ones can enjoy Baqueira and the snow to the fullest. With this new step, they renew their commitment to offer different services adapted to the needs of the whole family, so that they can enjoy the snow and the practice of sports in a safe and fun-filled environment.
To this end, Baqueira Beret 2022 is committed to the youngest members of the family, making professionals available to families: a full team of qualified staff with knowledge of first aid and experience in the children’s field. Baqueira SnowCAMP consists of four snow playgrounds, distributed in different areas of the resort.