Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Big snow in Spanish Pyrenees could interest skiing fans

Ski resorts in Spain are expected to begin opening soon, and earlier than expected, after heavy snowfall was reported by a number of the country's top resorts in the Pyrenees Mountains which could interest those planning a Spanish property break this winter.

For the winter sports and skiing enthusiasts, Spain currently offers more than 1000 Kilometers of quality marked trails situated in over 36 excellent ski resorts half of which are proud owners of the Q awards for their quality tourism facilities and services offered. The Aragonese and Catalonian Pyrenees in Northern Spain and the Sierra Nevada located in the heart of Andalucia in Southern Spain ranks amongst one the most popular. Sierra Nevada although the southern most ski resort in Europe has the longest winter season with skiers enjoying snow for almost 5 months a year.

According to Fast Track Ski, a week of fresh snowfalls in the resorts in Pyrenees has been reported with Heavy snowfall in ski resorts Baqueira Beret and Formigal and Formigal in Spain has reported the first snow of the season on their ski mountain’s slopes. The 5cm dusting at Spain’s largest resort is a good sign for the coming season. Both resorts announced they would be opening their doors to holidaymakers soon, despite official opening dates being some three weeks away.

Commercial manager for the Formigal resort Jose Luis Del Valle said: "This is great news; we should be able to open very soon. And with our great offers like free ski hire and free lift passes for kids, a holiday to Formigal won’t break the bank."

The Pyrenees received some of the best snow in decades at many resorts last winter, and it all began in autumn last year, so the region is hoping for a repeat of winter 08-09. Commercial manager for the Formigal resort Jose Luis del Valle said: "This is great news, we should be able to open very soon. And with our great offers like free ski hire and free lift passes for kids, a holiday to Formigal won’t break the bank."

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