Barcelona is not only in the summer months one of the best holiday destinations. Also during the winter season, it’s got a lot to offer! The sunny days with a clear and blue sky are just made for a fantastic fun day, skiing the pistes close to Barcelona! There are many Spanish and Andorran resorts near Barcelona that offer great skiing from the end of November until the end of March.

Skiing close to Barcelona – Where to go

La Molina and La Masella

The top ski areas close to Barcelona, La Molina (50km pistes) and La Masella (61km pistes), are fantastic for day skiing trips from Barcelona. They are both in the Pre-Pyrenees mountain range and can be reached within two hours by car or bus and it is also possible to get to La Molina by train which also departs from Barcelona.

The Rodalies Renfe transportation offers a package to La Molina, which includes a train and ski-pass (forfeit) and can be bought at all Renfe railway stations in Barcelona. If you want to go skiing close to Barcelona during a weekday, you will enjoy the luxury of empty pistes and no lift lines. During the weekend it’s a bit more crowded but still, nothing compared to the Alps.


A larger ski area is the resort Grandvalira in Andorra in the Pyrenees, which is a 3 hours bus ride from Barcelona. With more than 210 km of a run, it is the largest skiing area close to Barcelona.

This resort usually offers uncrowded pistes and short lift queues. Moreover, the Eastern Pyrenees have 300 days of sunshine, so the weather is marvelous for skiing. Since the resort has high altitude, there are also several freeride trails and off-piste runs to enjoy.

Snow Vall de Nuria Catalonia
Vall de Nuria – source: Wikimedia

Vall de Núria

Being the closest station to Barcelona, Vall de Núria has a lot to offer. Not as big as the previously mentioned ones, this ski station offers a total of 7.6 km skiable tracks. The access to this area alone is worth the experience because you have to take a small antique rack railway that lasts about 40min. With an altitude of roughly 2000, you’ll find excellent conditions to get the most out of your small ski adventure near Barcelona. Ideal for 1 day.

The station has 1 Gondola lift, 1 Chairlift, 2 Telescopes, and 1 Ribbon debutantes. It has 11 tracks: 2 black, 3 red, 3 blue, and 3 green. It offers a total of 7.6 km skiable.

Vallter 2000

Vallter 2000 is the most Eastern ski stations in the Catalan Pyrenees, in Girona. At 153 km from Barcelona, Vallter 2000 is a very cozy ski area located between 2,000 meters and 2,500 meters of altitude.

With 14 km of slopes to enjoy the snow with your family or friends, Vallter 2000 is one of the few ski areas with a track for the Skimo.

Boí Taüll

Located in the Natural Park of Aigües Tortes, in the Boí Valley, you will find Boí Taüll.
It is the station with the highest levels of the Pyrenees, up to 2750 meters of altitude.
Boí Taüll offers 10 green tracks, 7 blue, 26 red and 9 black.

There are no accommodations right at the foot of the piste. It is a very small ski station, but it is surrounded by lovely small villages you will surely like to visit. Recently, Boí Taüll has been nominated in the world ski awards as the best ski resort in Spain.

Baqueira Beret Station
Baqueira Beret Station – source:

Baqueira Beret

Baqueira Beret is one of the most prestigious but also the most expensive ski stations near Barcelona, as it offers many services in the facilities and its surroundings for the most exclusive clients.

Located in the Vall d’Aran, it enjoys intense snowfall and a high quality of snow.
Baqueira Beret has 157 km of slopes, 7 km of itineraries, 7 km of cross-country skiing and 1010 meters of altitude difference, a real luxury. On the slopes, you will see mountainous peaks that exceed the 3000 meters.


Espot is a ski area located near Baqueira, next to the National Park of Aigüestortes and Sant Maurici, which is an extra motivation for ski and snowboard lovers.

With this privileged situation, breathtaking views and exceptional snow quality, Espot offers more than 20 km of slopes and 1,000 meters of altitude difference for those who want to ski near Barcelona in a quiet and familiar location.

Port del Comte Station
Port del Comte Station – source:

Port of Comte

The ski station of Port del Comte is 143 km from Barcelona. The station is also very familiar, and a good option for those who want to enjoy the pistes without many people.

With 37 tracks and 16 ski lifts, it is surrounded by a beautiful forest of black pine trees. Apart from skiing in the area, you can practice many activities such as hiking, paragliding, zip line or golf, among others.

Port Ainé

Located in the Pyrenees of Lleida, in the municipality of Rialp, and right at the foot of the Pic de l’Orri (2440 meters), you will find the ski station of Port Ainé. It is considered the ski station with the best snow in the Pyrenees for its orientation to this peak.

One of its main attractions of Port Ainé is the Snowpark, for the enjoyment of all and the practice of freestyle. In this ski resort, you will also find different types of accommodation. Among them, the highest hotel of all the Pyrenees. You can get there by car, but there is also a bus line from Barcelona that will take you directly to the ski station.

The after-ski scene in all these ski stations near Barcelona is much quieter than in Austria or Switzerland, but nevertheless, you will find some nightlife especially in Grandvalira. The most lively nightlife you will probably find in Pas de la Casa in Andorra.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic run and book your trip to the Pyrenees and enjoy great skiing close to Barcelona with a clear, blue sky!