Along with Masella Ski Resort, La Molina offers some of the best skiing in the Pyrenees Mountains. La Molina has a few distinctive facilities, including a cableway slope for those with physical disabilities or for learning to ski and a sled-pulling circuit for dogs. It was Spain’s first ski resort when it opened in 1909, with its first ski lift introduced later in 1943. Today, it is the leading location for high level snowboard and downhill International Ski Federation events, hosting the Snowboarding World Championships in early 2011. With over 50 different runs at all levels, there is a nice variety of challenges for beginning, intermediate, and advanced skiers.
Set on Tosa d’Alp mountain, La Molina has the largest drop in the Eastern Pyrenees at 935 meters. The resort has other winter activities as well: snowshoeing, ice skating, tubing, bowling, sledding, and even segways and spas. In the summer months, the resort offers mountain biking and quad-biking as well.
La Molina is accessible by a RENFE train station ‘Tren Blanc’ or by car from Barcelona. A one day lift ticket costs 41 € for adults and 31 € for children. Ski season generally runs from late November to early April, with hours daily from 9 am to 4 pm.