- ABOUT THE SPOT
Snow Shoeing in Vall de Nuria, Girona, Catalonia Spain
Vall de Nuria (The Valley of Núria) is a south opening valley, 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. Many snow shoeing enthusiasts meet at the resort, so it’s a great chance to plan trips to the surrounding area. At the past, it was part of 2010 Penedes center snowshow racing.
At Nuria, there are 7.6 km/4 mi of skiing area, with 6.6 km/4 mi of guaranteed snow coverage, due to its 88 cannons. There is one snow shoeing trail at the bottom of the resort, but this is the perfect starting spot for nearby trips. A moderate 3 hour trail you can simulate with, is the forth round of the seventh Catalan circuit, a 8 km/4 mi trail with maximum elevation at 2700 m/8858 ft, 700 m/2296 ft of elevation gain. Another trail to simulate is the Racquet Mountain Center circuit. About 2.30 mins into the mountain, a total of 7 km/4 mi trail with maximum elevation of 2590 m/8497 ft with 620 m/2034 ft of elevation gain.
You can move around the resort 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, a sanctuary, restaurants and cafes. Visit the local club, meet snow shoeing fans and plan trails in the area. Bring your own or hire your equipment from nearby stores.