Most Catalan ski resorts open this weekend, earlier than expected

Intense snow in the Pyrenees during the week sees activity return after tough 2020-2021 season

Several slopes in the Boí Taüll ski resort on November 27, 2021 (by Anna Berga)
Several slopes in the Boí Taüll ski resort on November 27, 2021 (by Anna Berga) / ACN

ACN | Boí Taüll

November 28, 2021 12:06 PM

Most ski resorts in Catalonia opened this weekend, earlier than expected, benefiting from the intense snowstorm that affected the Catalan Pyrenees between Tuesday and Thursday.

Activity usually returns to the Catalan slopes coinciding with the December 6 and December 8 bank holidays, but the most popular ones were able to move the inauguration of the 2021-2022 season around ten days forward.

Alpine ski resorts Port Ainé and La Massella opened on Friday, with Boí Taüll, Baqueira Beret, La Molina and Vallter welcoming skiers from Saturday.

Other ski resorts in the country, including Port del Comte, will open next week, with the Nordic skiing one Tuixent – la Vansa already on from Friday.

Around 30 cm of snowfall has enabled a progressive return to activity – although not all the slopes are available yet.

The sector is looking forward to the season, after a very tough 2020-2021, which was critically affected by Covid-19.

The start of the season was delayed due to restrictions, and the third wave forced resorts to only welcome skiers of their own counties, which are not very populated. Customers from the Barcelona area and beyond were not able to enjoy the activity until the later stages of the season.