Baqueira Beret in the Spanish Pyrenees is not only one of the most appealing resorts in Spain it is arguably one of the most appealing resorts to ski in the world. This could be the needle in the haystack that people are actually looking for, it offers a wonderful ski area, convenience, value for money and a good height in altitude.
Baqueira lies on the high Bonaigua Pass in the Val d’Aran at 1,500m, with lower and higher satellites, and the top lift rises to a respectable 2,516m. The Val d’Aran is a cluster of mountains with an area of 633km, located in the NW of Catalonia in the heart of the Pyrenees.
The winter season lasts from November to May and offers over 160km of slopes for you to enjoy and is one of the largest in the Pyrenees with skiing for all abilities. The resort also boasts the capability to be able to transport 60.683 skiers around the ski area per hour, so you will never be waiting for a lift for too long.
At 1500m Baqueira is flanked by other resorts of Tanau & Ruda.
Baqueira Beret as a Tourist Destination
Prior to the opening of the resort, Baqueira Beret, the Val d’Aran mainly a agriculture and farming community like many other ski resorts. The Valley has a significant historical French influence. The majority of tourists come from Madrid (34%) with Vasque and Catalan regions (24%) and people travelling from France at (15%) but there are concerted efforts being made to bring people from further afield and welcome the British market to the ski area. This could have a significant impact on property.
The ski resort is also developing but slowly offering a vibrant Apres ski scene to cater to the increasing demand, combined with the traditional Spanish tapas that has long been the main Apres ski activity, this wonderful combinations will suit everyone wanting some local food or just a few beers.
Baqueira Beret Activities
As well as the obvious areas of enjoyment for people in the winter, there is also significant interest in the region from mountain & road bikers in the summer with over 400km of approved roads making this area a hive of activity all year round.
The resort also has 2 spa options for those having a relaxing day from the ski slopes or something to enjoy in the summer months after some MTB.
A huge plus point here is the relatively low-cost heli-skiing with Pyrenees Heliski that any skier would love to experience .
Investment potential in Baqueira Beret
Baqueira Beret resort opened on Dec 6th 1964 and the ski area has never stopped developing and has experienced significant growth and has spent significant funds on improving year on year. A resort to be kept on the radar for the savvy investor.
Transport to Baqueira Beret
It is possible to fly into either Spain or France. The closest airport is Toulouse with a 166km transfer or Lleida-Alguaire in Spain for a slightly shoter transfer of 160km. There are also train, coach and car options. For more information please see link.