Following our skiing in Baqueira Beret we drove into France for a few days and back via Formigal, a lovely ski resort just over the border in Aragon in the Pyrenees. The drive over the pass via Portalet was a bit difficult and we had stop to put chains on our wheels.
The drop down the other side into Formigal was lovely with views of all the mountain range and pistes. The village itself is set on the hillside opposite the ski stations and is a traditional chalet type town.
Local transport is provided by a small motorised train and regular ski bus which not only stops at the main ski lift stations but also in specific spots on route for off pisters and telemark skiers. The slopes were well groomed and we skied on some of the most lovely cruising blues that I have experienced. The only let downs were, a number of the ski cafes were closed and some of the lifts and pistes were shut at inconvenient places. It was a Tuesday and I feel that there was no reason for shutting the pistes other than conserving them for weekenders (I may be wrong). We had a whiteout by lunchtime and it became too cold and wet to ski after 1500. Hence we had to hole up in one of the apres ski bars.
Overall a nice resort
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