Catalan ski resorts expect record Easter crowds as ideal weather extends season

Hotel occupancy nears 100% as Pyrenees ski resorts expect to sell over 100,000 passes

Port Ainé ski resort
Port Ainé ski resort / Marta Lluvich
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March 28, 2024 02:41 PM

The weather of the last few days has brought one last joy to ski enthusiasts, who will be able to enjoy optimal conditions in Catalan ski resorts during the Easter holidays. 

The snowfall of the last few days and the lower temperatures have created optimal conditions for skiing and beautiful white landscapes through the Catalan Pyrynees.   

Gemma Tost, commercial manager of the Port Ainé ski resort, says that the snow conditions have improved significantly from the previous months, when the snow had a more "spring-like" quality. Now, she says, it resembles the perfect snow of January. 

With these improved conditions, bookings have skyrocketed. Bookings for Easter week are expected to be "very good", with hotel occupancy close to 100%, attracting many skiers eager to make the most of the last runs of the season. 

The Lleida Provincial Council is expecting strong ticket sales during the ten-day Easter holiday period and estimates that the Pyrenees ski resorts could sell more than 100,000 ski passes.   

This number could increase if weather conditions continue to improve. Last year, 60,000 ski passes were sold during the Easter week. 

While ski resorts traditionally end their season on Easter Monday, this year many will extend it by a week or two.   

Port Ainé, Espot Esquí and Baqueira Beret have announced that they will close on April 7, with Boí Taüll following on April 14.