The double bank holiday week in early December celebrated in Spain is always a great thermometer for measuring the health of winter tourism. The more than 70,000 people who came to visiot the resort of Baqueira Beret in the Val d’Aran and Valls d’Àneu region during the week bode well for the season ahead.
With minds already turning to the Christmas holidays, the amount of snow built up on the runs and the 140 km of open slopes give grounds for optimism.
“The December 2017 double bank holiday will be remembered as one of the best ever at Baqueira Beret where 90% of runs have been open with snow depths of more than one metre in high areas,” said a resort spokesperson.
The weather has been variable, ranging from splendid days with powder snow to overcast and extremely cold ones. However, skiers and snowboarders have been able to enjoy all the resort’s services including eateries, crèches and ski schools.
To help skiers get around, the resort’s staff opened all the ski lifts and snow groomed the runs so that the skiable area was not only kilometres long but also kilometres wide.
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