Visitor reviews for Baqueira/Beret Ski Resort

Baqueira/Beret Ratings

Overall: 4.2. Based on 121 votes and 49 reviews. Vote

Snowsure: 4.6

(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Baqueira/Beret is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.

Variety of pistes: 4.7

(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Baqueira/Beret has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.

Off-piste: 4.3

(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.

Scenery: 4.6

(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.

Access: 3.5

(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Baqueira/Beret.

Public Transport: 3.5

(1) There are no buses or taxis to Baqueira/Beret, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.

Accommodation: 4.7

(1) No places to stay in/near Baqueira/Beret, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.

Cheap Rooms: 3.9

(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.

Luxury Hotels: 4.8

(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Baqueira/Beret.

Ski in/Ski out: 4.4

(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.

Childcare: 4.4

(1) There are no child care facilities at Baqueira/Beret, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.

Snowmaking: 4.4

(1) Baqueira/Beret relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.

Snow Grooming: 4.7

(1) There are no snow groomers at Baqueira/Beret, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Baqueira/Beret are groomed daily.

Shelter: 3.8

(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Baqueira/Beret is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.

Nearby options: 3.1

(1) If snow conditions are poor at Baqueira/Beret, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.

Regional rating: 4.7

(1) Baqueira/Beret usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.

Lift Staff: 4.4

(1) The staff at Baqueira/Beret are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Baqueira/Beret are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.

Crowds/Queues: 4.0

(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.

Ski Schools: 4.6

(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.

Hire and Repairs: 4.7

(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.

Beginners: 4.4

(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.

Intermediates: 4.7

(1) No intermediate terrain at Baqueira/Beret, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.

Advanced: 4.6

(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.

Snow Park: 3.5

(1) Not even a kicker at Baqueira/Beret, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.

Cross-country: 4.1

(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Baqueira/Beret, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.

Luge/Toboggan: 2.4

(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Baqueira/Beret has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.

Mountain Dining: 4.1

(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.

Eating: 4.3

(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.

Apres-Ski: 4.3

(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.

Other Sports: 3.7

(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.

Entertainment: 4.1

(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.

Winter Walks: 4.1

(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.

Ski Pass Value: 3.8

(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.

Value (National): 4.2

(1) Overall, Baqueira/Beret is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.

Value (Global): 3.9

(1) Overall, Baqueira/Beret is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.

Show all 35 ratings

November 17, 2010
Tim from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Baqueira/Beret is a fantastic resort for families with plenty of intermediate slopes and some superb off-piste skiing for more experienced skiers. Try skinspired.co.uk for holidays and transfer options.
December 26, 2009
birch from Ski Spain Spain
Baqueira (Baqueira/Beret) has two descents and that makes it more vulnerable to weeks with lack of snow, as often only the top descent has snow despite the many snow cannons. In the Alps there are three descents and that gives more vertical skiable drop. French and Spanish go there (Baqueira/Beret) as it is local but there are now many other better resorts.
February 08, 2009
cabin fever from Ski Spain Spain
There are new roads, many new lifts and runs at Baqueira/Beret. It is now bigger and better.
December 02, 2008
cabin fever from Ski Spain Spain
Hi, I have been living in Baqueira for the last 27 years, so that tells it all. It's the best ski resort you can visit. Great runs, great people, great snow, great weather, great food, great resort. Please check out the 2 cabin fever stores; they're great.
December 01, 2008
Eduardo from Ski Spain Spain
Baqueira/Beret WAS the best resort, not any more; massive traffic jams to get to the slopes, on road that is a trap, becoming by far the most expensive resort (for no particular reason) and a general sense of "we want all your money before you leave the valley" feeling. Baqueira/Beret is good, no doubt about it, but the rest, Formigal specially, have been investing considerably more recently and it shows. If you go to Jaca, you have 4 resorts at a reasonable distance that add to twice the size of Baqueira/Beret ski area. In short, good place, among the best snow in the Pyrenees, but it is just not worth the money and the inconvenience of the jams.
November 20, 2008
Lorenzo from Ski Spain Spain
I´ve been skiing at Baqueira many times. It´s a great resort specially at March or so when there is more snow. Great off piste and itineraries especially incredible Escorna Crabes and Marconi, two very steep off piste. When there is lots of snow they are just amazing. Peulla and Argulls also offers good off piste. To have a good time at night go to Arties; great bars and pubs. At this resort you get used to ski sleeping few hours. Also great restaurants; for good prices you just have to look around a bit. The only thing you miss is a better snow park.
November 15, 2008
Tim from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
We have operated a small ski school (bbskischool.co.uk) in Baqueira for the last 7 years. Baqueira is an amazing place, if you didn't find the slopes or the apres-ski, then you didn't try hard enough!!
January 02, 2008
Richard J from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Had great skiing in December 07 and more snow came as we left. Great resort and very cheap when skiing. It is Alpine scale and no crowds, worth the visit.
July 23, 2007
Tim from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
We have operated a small ski school (www.bbskischool.co.uk) in Baqueira for the last five years. Baqueira is an amazing place, if you didn't find the slopes or the apres-ski, then you didn't try hard enough!!
September 27, 2006
David T from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Baqueira is a great resort, with a mix of slopes to please everyone from beginners to expert, plus there are some interesting off-piste and itinerary runs. There are English instructors in the valley, (check out http://www.davidtapley.co.uk) and the skiable area seems to grow year on year. The lift company continues to add new lifts and queuing is rare. Oh, and they serve free cava and cake on Monday afternoons in the 1800 restaurant !