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Baqueira Beret offers more kilometres, gastronomy and fun for the 2019-2020 season
Baqueira Beret is coming in fast with a winter full of new developments designed to improve the skier's experience. Among the main updates for the 2019-2020 season, skiers will now enjoy the new Eth Coret run which brings the resort to 167 km, extensive renovation to dining facilities, improved snow production, the ski pass with BaqueiraPASS advantages and the new app.
The resort at Val d'Aran and Valls d'Àneu is counting down the days to kick off the new 2019-2020 season, which comes laden with important new developments. Visitors will be able to squeeze even more into their Baqueira Beret experience, living new thrills and emotions thanks to the wide range of services.
Skiers and snowboarders will enjoy more kilometres this winter thanks to a new red slope at Baqueira Beret: Eth Coret. It starts at the bottom of the Baciver ski lift and goes all the way to Orri. With a distance of 1,496 m, it provides a comfortable connection from the Baciver area to Orri alongside spectacular views of Cara Nord de Baqueira.
Meanwhile, specific areas of the resort were updated over the summer: the Peülla, Pleta del Duc, Cap a Baqueira and Debutants runs have been redone, taking advantage of the snowmaking system. Likewise, runs in the Baciver area and improvements to the Terrain park located in Beret have been completed.
With a total of 112 marked runs and 3 off-piste runs, the total distance will be 162 km of marked runs and 5 km off-piste. In total, 167 skiable kilometres are spread over an area of 2,273 ha.
Baqueira Beret has expanded the snowmaking area on the Bonaigua, specifically on the Debutants and Cap a Bonaigua runs and at the access to the Tuc de la Llança ski lift and the Pleta del Duc and Peülla runs. This enhancement translates into a total of 50 new snowmaking machines to guarantee snow in key areas of this section. Currently, the total number of snowmakers stands at 710, with the capacity to cover half of the resort's slopes.
BaqueiraPASS is the new Baqueira Beret ski pass card that offers skiers greater comfort and convenience by adapting to their needs. This personal card is designed to improve the skier's or snowboarder's experience by customising products and services according to the interests of each customer. Card holders can manage their private area to consult and update their details and bills and customise communications with the resort to receive the information best suited to their preferences. Lastly, BaqueiraPASS holders can add credit to their pass (or a family member's or friend's) online at a better price. Add credit for a whole season or for a few days with the advantage of not having to come in person to one of the booths.
Initial processing of the card costs €10, and it lasts several seasons. Customers who wish to top-up the card periodically will receive a 5% discount on the official rate. BaqueiraPASS opens customers to a world of exclusivity and advantages that will be expanded season after season.
Baqueira Beret is much more than a ski and snowboard resort, thanks to a wide culinary offer that is perfect for all palates, even the most discernible. Visitors can enjoy 25 restaurants and cafés on the slopes, 5 of which are themed and emanate authenticity.
This winter, visitors will bear witness to the improvements that have been put in place in some of the resort's gastronomic spots, including the expansion of the Moët Winter Lounge, which has taken over the entire area of the old Parrec d'Orri and the adjacent patio. From now on, the entire building will be dedicated to this local icon and will have more interior restaurant areas and a VIP lounge.
At the same time, Cafetería 2200 has been completely renovated and now features a circular construction with all updated services. Additionally, the improved layout of the large patio allows for spectacular views. The panorama ranges from the peaks that crown Val de Ruda to the Aneto. Likewise, looking at the slopes, visitors can follow the Audi Ski Kronos run installed on the route adjacent to the dining area. In terms of gastronomy, it will offer a new range of typical Pyrenean products and pinchos.
The successful Baqueira Bar 1500 also saw significant changes, including a new location for the bar and bar area that is much larger than before. The terrace area has also been updated. Here, concerts and performances by DJs are enjoyed by all who finish their day of skiing at this spot.
Lastly, the comprehensive renovations performed on one of the three wings of the Hotel Montarto deserve a special mention. A total of 50 rooms have been refurbished to incorporate an improved layout, design and detail, and the common areas for accessing the rooms have been updated with a new image and a new, more comfortable design.
A new app (available for Android and iOS) has been created with enhanced features, including geolocation, a new 3D trail map and the option of booking at the resort's restaurants. The daily Trail Preview has also been updated, making it easier to read. Baqueira Beret continues to improve its website to display all the different products for sale and the availability of accommodation and experiences. Take a look at www.viajes.baqueira.es.
At the international level, the U16 OPA-Alpen Cup alpine ski competition will be held from 11 to 13 February. Here, visitors can witness future World Cup talents. A night-time show in collaboration with Audi e-Tron LEDs will also be held on 28 December as the Christmas holiday season is in full swing. Lastly, the Movistar Spain snowboard cross, ski cross, slopestyle championships will be held in Beret from 27 to 29 March with the best riders in Spain going for gold.