Established in 1967 the Spanish ski resort Masella lies at 1600 metres altitude in the Catalonia region of the Spanish Pyrenees. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2537m the area is snow sure. Over 686 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 49km of trails, which equates to around 55 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Masella is Barcelona at a distance of 148km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to May.
Linked to La Molina in the Arc 2500 area and close to the French and Andorran borders, Masella is located on the northern slope of Tosa d'Alp overlooking the Cerdanya Valley. It is located only 90 minutes from Barcelona. Off slope facilities include a discotheque, sauna, gym and heated indoor pool.
15 runs 17km
31 runs 33km
35 runs 37km
13 runs 13km
View our detailed Masella 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 Masella snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€195 - €222|
|Resort Opens||Dec 2020|
|Resort Closes||May 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Masella trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||7km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|direction Masella area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Masella ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 935m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has 15% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 20% intermediate, 32% advanced slopes and 48% 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
Rating for snowboarding gets 3 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 Tossa d'Alp and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Masella 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. Masella has slopes facing N.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Masella ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Escola d'Esqui Masella and has 90 teachers teaching in Catalan, English, French, German, Spanish and taking students from a minimum age of 3.? ? 890145
Masella for beginners gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Masella for intermediates gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Masella for expert skiers gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Masella for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Masella snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Masella: 0km X C ski trails, Lessons available? N
Easy XC Ski Trails: 0km Intermediate XC Trails: 0km Difficult XC Trails: 0km
Telemark Tuittion: Y Telemark Rental 0 Paragliding schools: 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km
Masella snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 1 Balloon Flights: 1
Prepared Winter Walks: 40 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0
Masella non skiing facilities also include ?.