Established in 1971 the Spanish ski resort Astun lies at 1700 metres altitude in the Huesca region of the Spanish Pyrenees. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2300m the area is not snow sure. Over 115 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 13.2km of trails, which equates to around 7 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Astun is Pamplona at a distance of 138km or approximately 120 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
The futuristic and fully-equipped purpose-built centre is located in a treeless valley above Candanchu. One of the unsuccessful candidates for the 2002 Winter Olympics and put in a bid for 2010, there is a slalom stadium and ski jump at resort.
25 runs 1.5km
13 runs 12.9km
22 runs 17.1km
9 runs 7.5km
View our detailed Astun snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Astun snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€221 - €221|
|Resort Opens||Dec 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Astun trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||6km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|direction Astun area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Astun ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 600m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has 51% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 40% intermediate, 45% advanced slopes and 15% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km La Raca run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
The Spanish resort is also known as Valla de Astún and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Astun 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. Astun has slopes facing ?.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Astun ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Escuela de Esqui Y Snowboard de Astun and has ? teachers teaching in French, Spanish and taking students from a minimum age of 4.? ? 373289
Astun for beginners gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Astun for intermediates gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Astun for expert skiers gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Astun for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Astun snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Astun: 0km X C ski trails, Lessons available? N
Easy XC Ski Trails: 0km Intermediate XC Trails: 0km Difficult XC Trails: 0km
Telemark Tuittion: N Telemark Rental 0 Paragliding schools: 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km
Astun 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 : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0
Astun non skiing facilities also include Climbing, Fishing, Shooting, Ski Jump.