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Masella ski resort launches night skiing season

Masella has committed itself to night skiing and has now become the resort with the highest number of illuminated ski slopes in the Pyrenees. Last Friday, it lit for the first time 13 slopes, which have a combined length of 10 km and offer 420 meters of vertical drop to skiers. The Catalan Minister for Business and Employment, Felip Puig, who officially opened the slopes, stated that “more winter tourism offers will increase the number of skiers, develop jobs and that it is very important in these times of crisis”. It is important that “private and public companies improve their facilities and thus extend the tourist winter season”, he added. According to the Director of the resort, 500 skiers have already bought the night pass for the entire season.

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23 December 2013 07:41 PM

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ACN / Ferran Garcia Queralt

Alp (ACN).- Masella has committed itself to night skiing and has now become the resort with the highest number of illuminated ski slopes in the Pyrenees. Last Friday, it lit for the first time 13 slopes, which have a combined length of 10 km and offer 420 meters of vertical drop to skiers. The Catalan Minister for Business and Employment, Felip Puig, who officially opened the slopes, stated that the “new feelings, new experiences and new investments” acknowledge “the investment effort made by Masella”. Alongside the night openings, Masella has indeed diversified its offer with further gastronomic temptations and leisure activities. The Minister added that “more winter tourism offers will increase the number of skiers, develop jobs and that it is very important in these times of crisis”, It is important that “private and public companies to improve their facilities and thus extend the tourist winter season”, he added. According to the Director of the resort, 500 skiers have already bought the night pass for the entire season.


The Director of the ski resort, Xavier Nolla, described the investment to enable night skiing and rapidly turn a profit as “Masella’s big challenge for the season”. This commitment to allow night skiing will prolong skiing days during weekends and it is also an improvement for ski clubs who will have more time to train.

In addition to the 13 slopes that are accessible by 7 lifts, the resort has also illuminated the Snowpark which is also accessible by separate lifts.

Skiers can access the illuminated slopes on Friday evenings from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm, and Saturday, from 6 pm to 9 pm. The station closes at five o'clock to prepare the slopes for the night.

Seasonal, daily or night passes

In addition to the seasonal passes which can include night access to the slopes at an advantageous price, if visitors wish to prolong their skiing days they can buy a one night entrance for €15 or a daily pass with an additional fee for night-access.

Gastronomy at Masella

Following the night openings, the Restaurant of Pla de Masella has diversified its offer.  Right next to the main car park and just minutes away from the slopes, visitors can enjoy a variety of mountain dishes from the Alpes (cheese dishes) and the Pyrenees. Skiers who are looking for hot drinks can also go to ‘Bar del Pla’.

Leisure activities

Masella has developed its nightlife with the creation of two distinct musical environments. On the one hand, visitors can discover ‘Masella Night Après ski’ with DJs from the Puigcerdà’s Titanium nightclub. Located next to the ‘Masella Jet del Pla’ chairlift, it includes a bar, a DJ booth, and a room with music playing in the background. It is the perfect place to relax with friends after a day of skiing, to dance or to have a drink.

Besides, in front of the Snowpark, in the Nocilla Corner, visitors can enjoy Nutella pancakes and hot drinks while also listening to music, discovering the free-style tips of the best surfers and skiers of Masella.

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  • Night skiing at the Masella (by F. Garcia)

  • Night skiing at the Masella (by F. Garcia)