Port Ainé: an introductory morning of skiing

The Pallars ski and mountain resort has an Adventure Park in the Trees in its Adventure and Leisure Park. The circuit is 7 metres high and accessed by moving stairs made of logs. It consists of a Tibetan bridge, towers and zip lines and can be done by children aged 7 and over who are at least 1.20 m tall and accompanied by an adult. The park is equipped with all safety measures.

Snow for beginners is a single product and single purchase activity pack which provides kids with everything they need to learn to ski. It’s designed for boys and girls aged 7 and over. It includes one hour of theory and practical classes plus two hours of skiing lessons which they do in groups in the resort’s beginner’s area. And remember that in local villages such as Rialp and Sort there are restaurants and accommodation to round off your visit

 

Espot: lots of options for playing in the snow

Espot, which is also in el Pallars, has a prime site near Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. So a visit to the resort means you can also explore this stunningly beautiful natural area. If you come along with kids, make the most of  Espot’s Leisure Park, which features a tubbing track, a sledge run and a Snow Garden hosting educational material, psychomotor games and rest areas. 

Family fun doesn’t stop at skiing. Espot is in the Valls d’Àneu, one of the destinations in the Catalan Pyrenees holding the Catalan Tourist Board’s Family-friendly Holiday label. This means there are plenty of activities you can do with kids. The local certified accommodation options are also designed with youngsters in mind and lay on a wide range of facilities and activities to cater for families.

 

Boí-Taüll: combining skiing with cultural pursuits

The Play Zone at Boí-Taüll is just right for kids. It’s a venue designed specifically for children and families where fun is guaranteed. It has a nursery service and a snow park.

You’re probably familiar with the cultural side of the Vall de Boí because of its Romanesque heritage. Yet it also has another facet which might interest you: the family aspect, as this place in the Pyrenees is also certified as a family-friendly destination. An excellent way to blend family and culture is by doing the ‘Storytelling and Legends of the Vall de Boí’ activity. It consists of short excursions to explore the valley while you hear all about ancient legends of fantastic and mythological beings of the Catalan Pyrenees.

 

Masella: when night falls, the skiing begins

The Cerdanya resort  is also certified with the Family-friendly Holiday label. Its night skiing programme is now firmly established yet it is still a real eye-catcher and an outstanding attraction. Your children will be thrilled to slide down the slopes under the moonlight and experience the great atmosphere you get there.

Masella also has a Children’s Park where kids aged 3-6 can learn to ski. If they are younger, between 18 months and 3 years old, they can play in the indoor Nursery  in the Masella Ski School’s facilities Both services are available at weekends and on public holidays.

You can stay overnight in the area to get the most out of all the family activities on offer at Masella. There is accommodation at the foot of the slopes as well as hotels, apartments, campsites and rural guesthouses in the surrounding villages.

Whether you’d like some time to ski alone or alternatively have fun in the snow with your kids, make the most of the opportunities afforded by Catalonia’s family-friendly ski and mountain resorts.