Astun ski holidays
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.
Alpine Downhill Runs
25 runs 1.5km
13 runs 12.9km
22 runs 17.1km
9 runs 7.5km
Skiing in Astun
49 pistes and trails means approximately 39km of runs. 14 Astun lifts have capacity to transport 16300 per hour. The longest run in the Spanish ski resort is over 6km.
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
Snowboarding in Astun
Of the 14 ski lifts, 10 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Astun is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 100 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Astun Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
9 apres ski bars 6 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 1 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 0 saunas 1 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 10 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 0 golf 1 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Climbing, Fishing, Shooting, Ski Jump.
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
"Astun" by any other name
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
Mountain & Snow Sports in Astun
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
Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Astun
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.
Astun reviews, 3.5 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.