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Candanchu, Spain

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.

SNO-man says

Sharing a lift ticket with Astún, Candanchú has a reputation as one of Spain's toughest ski resorts.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 10 runs ?km
22%  Intermediate Trails
 12 runs ?km
Advanced Trails
 18 runs ?km
40%  Expert Trails
 5 runs ?km

Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Candanchu 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 Candanchu snow history.

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) €? - €?
Traditional Ski Village / Purpose Built Ski Resort
Resort OpensDec 2021
Resort ClosesApr 2022
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 62km
total length of Candanchu trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 2.4km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation ?
direction Candanchu area faces
Top Altitude 2400m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 1560m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 1560m
centre of Candanchu ski resort
Vertical Drop 900m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 900m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Candanchu web cams
Nearby resorts:

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.

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