Candanchu ski holidays
Established in 1914 the Spanish ski resort Candanchu lies at 1560 metres altitude in the Huesca region of the Spanish Pyrenees. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2400m the area is not snow sure. Over 112 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 7km of trails, which equates to around 11 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Candanchu is Barcelona at a distance of 385km or approximately 240 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
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Skiing in Candanchu
45 pistes and trails means approximately 62km of runs. 27 Candanchu lifts have capacity to transport 22000 per hour. The longest run in the Spanish ski resort is over 2.4km.
The mountain has 22% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 45% intermediate, 40% advanced slopes and 15% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Candanchu
Of the 27 ski lifts, 21 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Candanchu is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is ? metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets ? stars out of 5 overall
Candanchu Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
8 apres ski bars 8 restaurants 0 bowling 6 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 0 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 10 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Hang Gliding.
Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
"Candanchu" by any other name
The Spanish resort is also known as and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Candanchu slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Candanchu has slopes facing ?.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Main Ski School in Candanchu
Candanchu ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Escuela Esqui Candanchu and has 85 teachers teaching in English, French, Spanish and taking students from a minimum age of 4.? www.candanchu.com/ 372033
Candanchu for beginners gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Candanchu for intermediates gets ? stars out of 5 overall
Candanchu for expert skiers gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Candanchu for snowboarding gets ? stars out of 5 overall
Mountain & Snow Sports in Candanchu
Candanchu snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Candanchu: 57.5km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 57.5km Intermediate XC Trails: 0km Difficult XC Trails: 0km
Telemark Tuittion: Y Telemark Rental 0 Paragliding schools: 1
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km
Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Candanchu
Candanchu snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 10 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 1
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 1
Candanchu non skiing facilities also include Hang Gliding.
Candanchu reviews, 1.8 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.