Cross Country Skiing in Masella, Girona, Catalonia Spain

Lowest altitude:
1600 m / 5249 ft
Highest altitude:
2535 m / 8316 ft
Vertical drop:
935 m / 3067 ft
Alp 2500 is a complex of ski resorts in La Cerdanya, Catalonia, in the Pyrenees mountains of northeastern Spain. It includes the two towns of La Molina and Masella, whose two respective ski areas united form Alp 2500.

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. Masella ski resort provides about 74 km/46 mi of total usable terrain, most of it in the wilderness.

There are a lot of routes to follow, either inside the resort or the surrounding area. You can follow the Olimpica piste and through the forest to La Molina resort. A moderate route is from Masella to Refugi Niu d’ Aliga and back, about 8 km/5 mi long, ideal to learn Masella and the area. For beginners, an easy one is to Tossa and back, a 17 km/10.5 mi route passing by Puigllancada.

There are also organized excursions with clubs and training schools. You can find plenty of services like children facilities, medical support, lockers and cafes. There are a lot of training schools, clubs and shops to buy, repair or rent your cross country skiing equipment.