Formigal Ski Resort

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Formigal
Logo Aramón Formigal.png
Formigal is located in Spain
Formigal
Formigal
Location in Spain
LocationPyrenees, Tena Valley,
Huesca, Aragon,
 Spain
Nearest citySabiñánigo
Coordinates42°46′30″N 0°22′19″W / 42.775°N 0.372°W / 42.775; -0.372Coordinates: 42°46′30″N 0°22′19″W / 42.775°N 0.372°W / 42.775; -0.372
Vertical  740 m (2,430 ft)
Top elevation2,250 m (7,380 ft)
Base elevation1,510 m (4,950 ft)
Skiable area176 km (109 mi)
Runs90
Longest run4 km (2.5 mi)
Lift system11 chairlifts,
7 ski tows,
4 magic carpets
Terrain parks2
Snowmaking34 km (20 mi), 550 cannons
Night skiing1 piste
Websiteformigal.com

Formigal, officially Aramón Formigal, is a ski resort in the Aragon Pyrenees of northeastern Spain, near the town of Sallent de Gallego in the upper Tena Valley in the province of Huesca. The nearest international airports are in Zaragoza, Spain and Lourdes, France.

The resort[edit]

Formigal has 176 km (109 mi) of marked pistes; the highest point is Tres Hombres peak at 2,250 m (7,380 ft) above sea level, with a vertical drop of 740 m (2,430 ft); the majority of its slopes face north and northeast.

The base of the resort is a purpose-built town which includes several hotels and apartments at 1,500 m (4,920 ft). From there an 8-seat chairlift provides the main access for the resort. Prior to 2004 this access was provided by a gondola, informally called "El huevo" (The egg) by its users; the resort itself occupies four different high mountain valleys, defining three sectors: Tres Hombres (Crestas), Izas, Anayet and El Portalet. Each valley is accessible by car and a bus service, with a parking and service area at its base from where the chair lifts depart.

Formigal hosted the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships in 2008, held in late February.[1][2]

Lifts[edit]

Most of the resort's 37 lifts are modern and of high capacity:

  • 1 eight-seat chairlift
  • 1 eight-seat cable car
  • 4 six-seat chairlifts
  • 8 four-seat chairlifts
  • 4 two-seat chairlift
  • 10 carpet lifts
  • 9 ski lifts

Pistes[edit]

The resort offers a variety of terrain on 147 pistes:

  •      - 14 beginner
  •      - 34 easy
  •      - 52 intermediate
  •      - 42 expert
  • 5 Route
  • 1 Snowpark

Services[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alpine Junior World Ski Championships". FIS. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  2. ^ "Hirscher wins 2nd gold on final day at World Juniors". Ski Racing.com. February 29, 2008.

External links[edit]

Media related to Formigal at Wikimedia Commons