Vall de Núria
The Vall de Núria ski and mountain resort stands 2,000 m above sea level in the county of Ripollès. This small, unique, and car-free valley is surrounded by peaks standing almost 3,000 m high and is home to the iconic shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
Vall de Núria is certainly is the most welcoming, family-friendly resort in the Catalan Pyrenees, and offers a great choice of things to do in the heart of nature. The peaceful resort is only accessible by the rack railway – which opened in 1931 and covers a 2.5 kilometre route in 40 minutes over an incline of more than 1,000 m – meaning a peaceful atmosphere free from the bustle of the busier resorts is guaranteed.
The valley is also the gateway to the Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser Natural Park, which has a wealth of flora and fauna.
Equipment hire (skis, snowboards and snow shoes), ski and snowboard schools, medical service, cafés and restaurants, picnic area and accommodation right by the slopes.
Other activities at the resort
- Guided mountain skiing and snowshoe excursions.
- Bird observatory: you can get there in winter using snowshoes on the "Lake Viewing Point" circuit.
- Play park with sleigh ride routes, tubing, zip wires and balancing games.
- The Marmot's Burrow, the little ones can enjoy different activities (archery, storytelling workshops, making snowmen, etc.).
- Rides on snow-levelling machines, an original activity you can enjoy this winter at Vall de Núria.
- Ice scuba diving to discover the contrasts between the light and the bubbles in an underwater landscape.
- Exhibitions: '90 Years of History'. 'The Núria Railway' and 'Snowy Memories'.