Baqueira Beret is installing a new detachable six-seater chairlift which is on schedule to open this December.
The new Jorge Jordana lift, named after the resort's founder, is costing €6.5 million and will transport 2800 skiers per hour. The lift covers a vertical of 630 metres and will link the Orri sector with Cap de Baqueira. From the top, skiers and snowboarders can access the popular runs of North Face, Luis Arias, and Escornacrabes.
This latest lift is part of a three-year investment project into expanding the resort's slopes, building new lifts, and buying more powerful grooming machines.
Baqueira Beret is the leading ski resort in Spain and lies at the head of the Val d'Aran, near Viella, on the northern side of the Pyrenees. The village, purpose-built in wood and stone rather than concrete, is on the main road leading up to the high Bonaigua Pass.
Baqueira Beret has a modern lift infrastructure and a lively and varied apres-ski scene with international visitors especially appreciating the relatively reasonable Spanish prices.
The skiing is spread over three main areas: Baqueira, Beret, and Argulls and there is a fourth area at La Bonaigua which is now being developed.