Escape to the mountains...
There are officially only 4 weeks left to get your ski on, and if you´re a fair weather (and slightly lazy) skier like me then the temperatures and snow cover right now are perfect for blue-sky skiing and coffee breaks in the sun.
The nearest ski resorts to Barcelona are La Masella, La Molina, Vall de Nuría (just under 2 hours drive) and for celeb spotting, Baqueira.
1) Baquiera is a more upmarket ski resort and often frequented by the royals and celebs. Here you can try haute cuisine in the mountains or enjoy a cold glass of cava at the Moët Winter Lounge. It´s a little further than the other resorts and therefore better for longer ski breaks. An adult day ski pass is 47 euros.
2. Vall de Nuria is a good option if you have kids as there is a playpark and fun winter activities like tubing and sledging. It´s 1hr and 45 mins drive from Barcelona and the only access is by a funicular train (you can leave your car in the free car parks). If you don´t have a car, this is a great option as you can take the ski-train direct from Barcelona and including the ski pass it´s around 36 euros.
3) La Molina and La Masella are great ski resorts which are also under 2 hours drive from Barcelona. A daily ski pass in both resorts is from 39 euros and there are plenty of green and blue runs through alpine landscapes and pine trees which I love.
|Prior to another coffee break|
|Stunning scenery in Puigcerdà|
|Central square in the town|
|Hotel Villa Paulita in the distance|
|Beds are always so comfy after skiing|
|Villa Paulita - great location and spa hotel|
|Great place to relax|