Vall de Núria ski resort
- Max and min elevation: 2.252 m - 1.964 m
- Lifts: 5
- Skiable kilometres: 7.6 km of slopes
- Slopes: 11
- Skiable area: 6.6 km
- Snow production: 88 snow making machines
- Freestyle: 1 snowpark and 1 boardercross
- Ski school: one (25 instructors)
- Ski pass: 30€ adults and 22,5€ children
- Website: www.valldenuria.cat
- More information: 972 722 030 / 972 732 020
TERRITORY / REGION:
LThe car-free resort
A unique and different resort that can only be accessed via the funicular railway running from Ribes de Freser and Queralbs, a 12.5 km journey in 40 minutes.
Vall de Núria is located in the municipality of Queralbs, in the Ripollès region. The resort, owned by the Catalan Government Railways, is surrounded by seven peaks that brush the 3,000 metre mark. The ski resort is fairly small with 11 slopes that total 7 km in length. The runs are of low to medium difficulty and have snow guaranteed all season.
Go up on the funicular railway
The Núria funicular railway is the only means of transport that takes you to the ski resort. It has two stops, one in Ribes de Freser and another in Queralbs. It is a short and unique trip that marks the beginning of an adventure. In just 40 minutes you go up over 1000 metres. The view seen from the train is spectacular and the highlight of the journey is after going through the last tunnel. Upon leaving the tunnel you are met with spectacular views including the lake, a hotel blended into the landscape, the Virgen de Núria shrine and the chapel of Sant Gil.
First contact with the snow
The Vall de Núria resort is a splendid place to start skiing. The sense of peacefulness there helps children feel confident in the snow. More advanced skiers can experience a unique environment as they enjoy their sport in the fresh air. There are 11 gentle slopes: three green runs, three blue, three red and two black.
An active valley
Vall de Núria offers a wide range of activities. One of the most recommended trips are excursions with cross-country skis, telemark skis or snowshoes. You can also try archery in the woods. For the younger ones, Vall de Núria offers a recreational park where you can ride on sledges, giant rubber rings and have great fun with many other activities organised throughout the season.
Then there is also the option of visiting Vall de Núria for cultural tourism. You can visit the shrine of the Virgen de Nuria, known as the “Moreneta” of the Pyrenees due to the characteristic dark colour of its wood. This statue was hidden in Switzerland during the Spanish Civil War until 1941. In 1983 it became the patron saint of Catalan skiers.
Accommodation options in the resort consist of the Hotel Vall de Núria, rated three stars and with 65 rooms, or the Pic de l’Àliga hostel, which also has a magnificent viewing point.
Run by the Catalan Government Railways Tourism and Mountains Unit, it ensures the maintenance of this rich natural heritage. It has implemented a system that respects the environment in all types of activities. For this reason the resort has obtained Q for quality certification which is awarded by the Institute for Quality Tourism.