- ABOUT THE SPOT
Skiing in Vall de Nuria, Girona, Catalonia Spain
Vall de Nuria (The Valley of Núria) is a south opening valley. It is coming down from the crest of the Pyrenees within the municipality of Queralbs. According to legends, Saint Giles hid in a nearby cave a holy image of the Virgin.Vall de Nuria ski resort is accessible by the rack railway, or by foot. Temperatures vary from 8°C/46.40°F to 24°C/75.20°F with January being the coldest month. Lowest altitude is at 1964 m/6443 ft and highest is at 2252 m/7388 ft. At Nuria, there are 7.6 km/4 mi of skiing area, with 6.6 km/3.5 mi of guaranteed snow coverage, due to its 88 cannons.
There are eleven pistes, three of them difficult and two very difficult. Six more are medium and easy. At Nuria, there is also a special slope for sleighs. Mulleres is a 1035 m/3395 ft long, flagged red piste you must slide. Les Creus is the biggest, blue flagged piste, about 1750 m/5741 ft long passing by Pic de l’ Aliga hostel and the snowpark.
You can move around the pistes on two button lifts, one chairlift, one cable car and one magic carpet. At the resort, you can find a variety of services like picnic zones, children play park area, exhibitions, auditorium, restaurants and cafes. Visit the local club, meet ski teams and qualified instructors. You can hire your skis and buy your equipment from nearby stores.