PODCAST: Skiing in the Catalan Pyrenees – guide to slopes and sustainability conundrum

Catalonia is home to 16 ski resorts and almost 700km of trails but some local communities feel environmental costs outweigh any economic benefits

People skiing at Baqueira-Beret ski resort
People skiing at Baqueira-Beret ski resort / Anna Berga
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February 11, 2023 09:27 AM

February 11, 2023 09:45 AM

It's ski season! Wrap up warm, grab your goggles and gloves, this week Filling the Sink heads to the slopes with a guide to skiing in the Catalan Pyrenees. But hold on, with the climate emergency and ongoing drought, does it make sense to be going?  Press play below to listen or subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.

Guifré Jordan travels to Cerdanya to hear both sides of the debate, with La Molina's Marta Viver, and Marcel Sangenís, from the Stop the Winter Olympics group. This week's Catalan phrase is 'trencar el gel'. It means 'to break the ice', used just like in English. Presented by Lorcan Doherty.   

Get in touch with the podcast team: fillingthesink@acn.cat  

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