- ABOUT THE SPOT
Skiing in Masella, Girona, Catalonia Spain
Masella is a ski resort in the Pyrenees mountains, belonging to Alp’s municipality, in Girona. It lies on La Tossa d’Alp mountain. The temperature varies from 1°C to 15°C/33.80°F to 59°F throughout the year, with February being the coldest month. With 457 snow cannons, it’s open about five months per season for all winter sports. The forest extends along at 80% of its pistes and at 90% on the face north.
It offers the largest vertical drop in the Eastern Pyrenees, about 935 m/3067 ft (approximately 400 m/1312 ft higher than average resorts), making it the perfect spot for speed skiing. The advanced skiers should try Pista Fonda or Tub. Other difficult pistes are the Vermella, Mig or Panoramica, close to each other.
The resort provides with 74 km/45 mi of total usable terrain. Lowest altitude is at 1600 m/5249 ft at Pla de Masella, with a maximum height of 2535 m/8316 ft at La Tosa. There are 9 beginner, 24 intermediate, and 22 advanced pistes available. You can move in the area by using 5 chairlifts, 7 draglifts, 2 rope tows and 4 transporting tapes.
You can find plenty of services like children facilities, medical support, lockers and cafes. There are also a lot of shops to buy, repair or rent your skiing equipment.