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Skiing in Formigal
Formigal - Ski Resort in Aramon, Spanish Pyrenees - 137km of Piste (1500m to 2200m)
In the central Aragon Pyrenees Formigal offers skiers four different valleys and Spain's largest ski area. For a complete experience on and off the slopes, the ultra-modern ski station and stylish purpose-built resort of Formigal has replaced many lifts with smooth, modern detachable chairlifts and the introduction of Spain’s first ever eight-seater chairlift.
Ideal for the beginner and the expert skier alike, the modern ski facilities provide some of the best skiing in the Pyrenees. The immaculately groomed pistes are equipped with a high-capacity lift system and the comfortable hands-free lift passes incorporate a system which prevents inadvertent access to slopes beyond the abilities of the skier.
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Formigal Ski Facts
The Spanish ski resort of Formigal is part of the Aramon ski area with access to 202 individual pistes. In addition to the skiing in Formigal itself (137km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Aramon ski resorts of Cerler, Javalambre, Panticosa and Valdelinares.
The ski resort itself is above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With skiing above 2000 metres, snow cover is generally reliable.
Snowmaking :- Formigal is able to augment natural snow, on 22km of ski runs, with 381 Snow Cannons.
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 22 Ski Lifts of Formigal are able to uplift 36,780 skiers / snowboarders per hour.
There are three Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Formigal are perfectly feasible.
Skiing in Formigal
Formigal's skiing is on largely north and north west facing slopes, all above the tree line and based on grassy meadows, free from rocks. The ski area's location is in a natural snow pocket and in recent seasons, thanks in part to its extensive snow making, it has been the first in the area to open and has been able to offer skiing through to the start of May. The ski area is accessed by a drag lift just across the small river from the town, reached by a foot bridge (Or by road via a longer route round) and the more commonly used gondola, about 800m (half mile) from the village centre. A ski bus operates which is free for some lift pass holders.
Almost all of the runs are wide cruising trails, with most of those directly above the resort categorised red. However, the ski area extends eastwards to a snowbowl which incorporates the main nursery area of 500m long blues. This area can be reached by ski bus to the altitude car park at the base of these drags, or from above by skiing down from the gondola top station.
Experts will prefer to go higher up from the top of the eight seater chair then take one of the three kilometre long blacks that run above the beginner area. Above the bowl the Lanuza drag has been extended higher up the mountain to access new terrain. Across the bowl a high speed detachable quad chair accesses the Anayet valley, a new extension to the ski area. Wonderful long (2 - 3km) blues, reds and blacks run down parallel in to this valley and there are extensive off-piste opportunities with a guide. At the base there's another high altitude car parking area and a couple of short drags serving another beginners' area with very easy short runs. Experts may also be able to try snowcat and heli-skiing; check with the ski school.
Night skiing is offered on Friday and Saturday evenings. You can test yourself on a timed slalom track which not only gives you a speed read-out but also video records your descent, so that you can analyse your performance at home on the television for the next eleven and a half months and, of course, repeatedly impress your neighbours!
Snowboarding in Formigal
For 'boarders the main attractions of Formigal skiing are the wide open pistes and the chair and gondola access to most of the key areas. However, although you can access all points by chair, three quarters of the lifts serving the individual runs are drags. 'Boarders generally regard Formigal as an ideal place to learn or progress with a particularly highly regarded school and lots of space to master early technique, especially in the week, when it's especially uncrowded.
More advanced 'boarders will find wide open powder fields after the snow falls although there are few natural terrain features on these sunny meadows above the tree line. TheAnayet detachable quad accesses blue, red and black runs. The budget prices in resort help make the place still more appealing.
Formigal Aprés Ski
Although there are only about a dozen bars and restaurants in Formigal, there's still a lively atmosphere, thanks to the reasonable prices and predominantly young clientele. There are several disco bars, but the main late night option is the nightclub in the Hotel Nieve Sol, close to the centre of the resort..
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