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Spanish Resort Expands Into Third Valley

The Spanish ski resort of Cerler, which is celebrating 50 years sine opening this year, will expand its ski area in to a third valley, Castanesa, this season.

The new lift, one of Doppelmayr’s efficient D-Line models and able to carry 1,800 skiers per hour (expandable to 2,400), will open up four new runs and take Cerler’s total ski area size up to 80km.

The new Castanesa lift climbs 352 vertical metres from 2,043m to 2,395m altitude giving access to the one blue, two red and one black new runs. 18 new snowmaking cannons have been installed along them.

However, the new lift it is just the first of the resort’s planned expansion which will see three more new chairlifts added and a whole new resort entry point created at Montanuy with access from the N-230 road.

The plan is to boost the local economy of Montanuy which is currently suffering population decline, whilst making Cerler more attractive to skiers with 100km of slopes spread across the Cerler, Ampriu and now Castanesa Valleys.

This would make Cerler the fifth of Spain’s 30+ ski areas to offer 100km  or more of ski slopes. The resort is aiming to open for the season this Friday December 3rd.

1 Comment
  1. Baz

    28th November 2021 4:27 pm

    Good times, lots of empty runs and resorts this season again…. far too many omicrons about in charge of our sinking ships…..

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