Ski fans have surely once set foot in La Molina, a sports resort located in Cerdaña, a region of the Catalan Pyrenees in the province of Gerona that was the first Spanish ski resort to install a mechanical lift in 1943. Decades later , La Molina has been transformed into an innovative and modern area that has a wide range of leisure and sports to satisfy the public of all ages. Below we get to know this Catalan ski resort a little better.
Skiers heading to La Molina to enjoy this winter sport can practice it over 68 kilometers divided into more than 60 slopes adapted to all levels. The minimum height is 1.700 meters and the maximum height is 2.445 meters. These heights offer spectacular views that combine the mountains with the Girona forest.
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This is the La Molina ski resort
Beginners who want to learn to glide on the snow with ease are lucky to have 13 snowboard and ski schools in La Molina that teach the basic notions to ski on its blue and green slopes, which are located in the Coll de Pal, Pista Llarga and Trampolí sectors.
However, the more experienced can put their style and skills into practice on the red and black slopes of the La Molina ski resort. In addition, it has a snowpark for beginners and another with extensive surfaces that has the largest halfpipe in the Catalan Pyrenees.
It should be noted that La Molina has been the official venue for several international competitions, including the 2011 Snowboard World Championship.
Activities at La Molina station
If skiing is not your strong suit but you go to La Molina to accompany your family or friends, the station offers a good number of activities to have fun while others do sports. For example, if you want to contemplate the landscape offered by the Vall de la Cerdanya and the peaks that surround it, it is highly recommended to take the cable car, which leads to the highest point of the station where the Niu de l 'refuge is located. Àliga from which you have incredible views that will leave you astonished.
The La Molina ski resort also has routes and circuits to take a segway ride, an electric two-wheeled vehicle that you can drive yourself.
take you in nature or by snowmobile doing a night tour only lit by the lights of the motorcycle. A different plan for those who want to enjoy La Molina in a unique way.
La Molina Services
The La Molina ski resort offers its visitors various restaurant spaces where they can have an aperitif or eat elaborate mountain dishes. Among the gastronomic options are the El Bosc restaurant (where you can taste a traditional escudella or grilled meats), the Costa Rasa cafeteria (ideal for having a hot drink accompanied by a sandwich), the Alabaus cafeteria (a cozy place with the best views of the Pla d'Anyella area) or the El Roc cafeteria (perfect for having a full breakfast before an intense day in the snow).
The La Molina ski resort also has two spaces dedicated to the little ones: a playground and a snow park. The first is dedicated to young children and has caregivers while the second is intended for children from four years old who want to become familiar with winter and snow sports. That is why they offer introductory schools and courses as well as private lessons.
The children's park at the La Molina ski school offers two spaces for activities aimed at boys and girls of different ages: the snow park and the playground.
La Molina ski resort offers a rental service for winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing for both adults and children.
How to get to La Molina?
Skiing at La Molina station has the advantage that it connects with different means of transport such as the following:
- Car: From Barcelona the trip lasts approximately 2 hours.
- Train: Take line R3 and take the route from Hospitalet de Llobregat - Vic - Ripoll - Puigcerdà - La Tour de Carol, La Molina stop. From the train station you can take a bus that has a frequency of 15 or 30 minutes to the La Molina ski resort.
- Plane: the closest airports are Barcelona - El Prat (166 kilometers away), Gerona - Costa Brava (127 kilometers away) and the Cerdaña aerodrome (16 kilometers away).