Many resorts in Spain have upgraded their ski facilities with the introduction of new pistes, new cross-country trails, state-of-the-art snow cannons, and new mogul runs.

The resort of Boi Taull in the Lleida Pyrenees, the highest skiable area, has made significant improvements with the incorporation of three new pistes and an extension of the Snowpark. There is also a wider selection of rental equipment, including new freestyle products, as well as a new restaurant at the foot of the slopes. Boi Taull is also hosting a new activity - a snow driving circuit from Dec. 20 to Feb. 20.

The resort of La Molina is continually updating and improving its facilities on and off the slopes. New this season is a snowpark in the Pla d'Anyella area. The park features a superpipe where the boardercross, big air, and halfpipe events of the 2009 Snowboard World Cup will be held. New pistes have been added to the Coll de Pal, Torrent Negre, Alabau, and Cap de Comella areas. Further improvements include the first phase of construction of the new Cap de Comella six-seater lift; an extension of the artificial snow system to include new cannons on the Comabella piste and at the new snowpark; a new snow-grooming machine; and a facelift for the El Bosc Restaurant.

Other improvements in the Pyrenees this winter include: a new cross-country trail for San Isidro; a new moguls piste and a long nine-kilometre run in Cerler; and ultra-modern snow cannons to accompany pistes in Formigal and Port-Ainé.

See www.spain.info for more information on any of Spain's ski resorts.