Established in 1908 the Spanish ski resort La Molina lies at 1700 metres altitude in the Catalonia region of the Spanish ?. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2445m the area is not snow sure. Over 351 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 22km of trails, which equates to around 45 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to La Molina is Barcelona at a distance of 158km or approximately 160 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
Spain's original ski centre (established in 1911) has now expanded with villages at 1400 M, 1600 M and 1700 M. Tree-lined trails overlooking the sunny Cerdanya Valley and one of the closest resorts to the Mediterranean.
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View our detailed La Molina 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 La Molina snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€189 - €189|
|Resort Opens||Dec 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of La Molina trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||4.13km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|Slope Orientation||NE N NW|
|direction La Molina area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of La Molina ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 875m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has 25% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 50% intermediate, 30% advanced slopes and 20% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km Els Coms 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 and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various La Molina 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. La Molina has slopes facing NE N NW.
Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
La Molina ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Escola d'esqui la Molina and has 400 teachers teaching in Catalan, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and taking students from a minimum age of 3.? ? 145116
La Molina for beginners gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
La Molina for intermediates gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
La Molina for expert skiers gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
La Molina for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
La Molina snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in La Molina: 5km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 5km Intermediate XC Trails: 0km Difficult XC Trails: 0km
Telemark Tuittion: Y Telemark Rental 1 Paragliding schools: 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0.135km
La Molina snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 10 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0.135km Paragliding schools: 0
La Molina non skiing facilities also include Billiards, Games Room, Quad Bike circuit, Trampolining, Squash (Ice Rink and Swimming Pool at Puigcedrá (17km/11 miles) Similar Facilities in Some Hotels).