Espot Esquí is a ski resort that shows a unique privileged situation in the Pyrenees, it is the only resort located next to a National Park, Aigüestortes and Sant Maurici. Espot Ski is a family resort for all those looking for snow sensations and the charm of a typical Alpine village. The resort has several types of accommodation such as hostels or hotels.
History and location of the ski resort Espot Ski
Even before the ski resort existed, at the beginning of the 1950s, ski courses were organized in the village of Espot, within the philosophy of the Excursionist Center of Catalonia, which had the purpose of “teaching to ski and spread skiing through the valleys of Catalonia and Andorra to the furthest corner of our country, to bring up class athletes that will nurture our modern sports equipement. ”
At first it was called “Espot High Mountain Station”, soon after becoming called “Super Espot” until the 98-99 season when it changed its name to “Espot Ski”. In the region of Pallars Sobirá, province of Lleida, in the village of Espot (1320 m), 2,5 km from it, in the valley of Els Estanyets. It borders the peripheral area of the National Park d’Aigüestortes and Sant Maurici.
Enjoy the snow in Espot Ski
The high mountain climate, rather dry, being a southern slope of the Pyrenees, makes it perfect for the amount of sunny days with clear skies for all kinds of sports activities.
If an adequate exploitation of the snow is added, with the creation of a complete ski resort, the ideal location for the location of a winter and summer resort will be in Espot.
This Catalan resort has a total of 25 km skiable domain. The tracks are characterized by crossing deep lush black pine forests. Spread over 22 ski slopes, snow quality is recognized among skiers and Espot Ski guarantees us to have more than 60% of its skiing area full of snow since there are available 163 snow cannons.
Ski slopes for everyone
For beginners, the perfect area is located at the 2.000 m level where the Play Park is located. The resort has the perfect activities: Snow baptism, a package of activities to enjoy a magnificent ski initiation. And when you are ready to slide dare to descend on its 2 green and 10 blue ils, they are wide tracks with varied slopes.
However, if you are more experienced, in the slopes you have 6 blue and 4 black trails. An ideal resort for you where you can live a virtual course and you can plan it the day and time you want. You can also compare yourself with other skiers, or maybe practice with yourself as you can repeat the course as many times as you want. As if that were not enough, all the tracks of the resort converge to the same point.
Views and surroundings of the resort
The beautiful views of mountains of more than 3000 meters, make the skier feel in full Alpine nature. Espot Ski is a resort recognized for the quality of its snow, guaranteed for having more than 60% of the ski area with artificial snow.
On the other hand it has three homologated trails where many international competitions are celebrated; This gives us an idea of the level of the slopes and their suitability for expert skiers seeking sensations. The resort is famous for the numerous competitions of all winter sports disciplines that are held every year, both national and international championships.
Also, the resort has a large area of beginners at the 2000 level with a large snow garden. This allows to enjoy the day in the snow both the kids in the house and the skier parents.
The Espot Esquí ski resort has a Family Tourism Certification (the first tourist and mountain resort obtaining this award). Which indicates that we are in an ideal place to spend a weekend of family skiing, where you will be welcomed by the resort to start in the snow sport.
The kids have their own ski area, a large Play Park with a tubbing track, a sled track and a snow garden. In addition, for children aged between 0 and 6 years will have the forfait included.
The town of Espot, just 2km from the station, is a beautiful typical Pyrenean rural village that combines the modernity of its hotel establishments and shops with the tradition of its buildings and the incomparable natural framework that gives it the fact of being a door of entrance to the National Park.
Union means strength
Espot, Port Ainé and Tavascan, are commercially united under the same umbrella, the SkiPallars company. Creating a unified and consolidated product, a forfait allows you to discover in a single purchase the different resorts of Pallars Sobirà. Also in the surroundings is the neighboring Virós-VallFerrera, a cozy mountain station.
These stations are placed between the National Park of Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici and the Natural Park of Alt Pirineu, where snow accumulates all over the world, with a familiar atmosphere and especially fascinating landscapes. Where the ski tradition is also complemented by a wide range of activities and gastronomy offer to be part of a privileged mountain tourist destination.
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