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Port Ainé

Port Ainé Ski Resort Guide

Port Ainé, Spain

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Snowfall!
Total Piste Length15km9 miles
Highest Lift2,440m8,005ft
Resort Height1,600m5,249ft
 Nearest AirportsLleida-Alguaire and Lourdes
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Port Ainé

Port Ainé, part of Ski Pallars in the region of Pallars Sobirá is a lesser known option of Catalan’s skiing areas. The resort is in a privileged position, facing north and just below the peak of Orri (2,440m) which means it enjoys brilliant snow – some even claim the snow quality is the best in the whole of the Pyrenees. The pistes are all within the High Pyrenees Natural Park, and the resort is known for the spectacular views over the mountains. The centrepiece of these runs is a huge 3km long meandering green run, the Pic de l’Orri Bellavista, that means even beginners can begin their excursions from the very highest point of the resort. Port Ainé can also boast a first class snowpark, cementing the resort’s place at the forefront of freestyle performance. Hotel Port Ainé sits at an altitiude of 2000m and is the highest hotel in the Pyrenees. Skiing for all standards including off-piste and a dedicated children's slope, apres ski in original villages of Rialp and Sort nearby.

Summary

The Spanish ski resort of Port Ainé is in the Spanish Pyrenees at an altitude of 1,600m5,249ft, with 15km9 miles of marked runs.

Port Ainé has direct access to 15km9 miles of downhill skiing, with 28 marked pistes, served by a total of 9 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,600m5,249ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,440m8,005ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Port Ainé?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm-, expected on 2 December, with around 7cm3in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Port Ainé Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 7 15km9 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
13
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 4 
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 7 
Downhill
Total Length
15km9 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
15km9 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
9

Altitudes

Port Ainé Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,440m8,005ft
Lowest Piste1,650m5,413ft
Resort Altitude (Port Ainé)1,600m5,249ft
Max Vertical840m2,756ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Port Ainé
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Beginners
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Port Ainé Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Port Ainé is 5km3 miles long.

Snowboarding

Skiercross and boardercross opened in 2006-7.

Location and Map

Where is Port Ainé?

This ski resort is in the Spanish Pyrenees in El Pallars Sobirà, Lleida.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Port Ainé is Lleida-Alguaire, 148 minutes drive away.

Lourdes and Huesca airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The nine ski lifts are able to uplift 10,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 10km6 miles of ski runs, with 70 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Port Ainé open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Port Ainé, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Port Ainé Tourist Office for the latest.

Port Ainé