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Reviews for La Molina

Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on La Molina that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how La Molina stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own La Molina review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience. For more destination information, click Add to Compare to see a side-by-side comparison of La Molina vs. other ski resorts (up to 10 total).

by: Giles - 27th March 2011

  • 4
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 2All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 2Aprés Ski
  • Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
access, lodging, family friendly, access to Alp2500
bus fare, slow lifts, lack of challenge, lean snow at base, reckless skiers

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La Molina is a Spanish resort steeped in history; home of the first lift and ski school in Spain. It's wide-open snowfields were a draw when it was founded in the 1940s, and continue to be today. Arguably the favored resort of Barcelonans(and the most accessible), the mountain can become crowded and chaotic on popular weekends. Groups of teens pile out of the RENFE commuter rail in the village and push up against each other in a mad dash for the shuttle bus that takes them up to the main lodge. When one arrives at the base area, however, they are often disappointed by the lack of snow - and this is an issue with the lower elevations. However, high above at Torrent Negre, the open slopes are often well-buried in the white stuff, particularly in early spring. The terrain, here, lacks in the "challenge" department, but gives skiers a wide-array of forgiving off-piste opportunities that make La Molina a perfect spot to learn the art of powder skiing and expand your capabilities on varied terrain. Just below the summit is the sheltered "Alabaus" sector, which hides some of La Molina's more interesting, steeper, above treeline skiing. And, if La Molina is dry, hop the telecabina to neighboring Masella. Masella's higher elevation insures stronger snow cover, and the Alp2500 ticket(€3 more) will allow you to access that massive mountain's pistes on one ticket. FGC(General Railroads of Cataluña) owns La Molina and has spared no expense in upgrades as of late. The investment drew HG to build a four star slopeside hotel(my best hotel experience in Europe, as of yet), and there is no shortage of development on the mountain. All positive, but La Molina would be better off to invest in more high-speed lifts, and begin comping the bus trip from the village(€4 r/t trip for a bus that brings you and your wallet to the resort does not fly with me). When there is snow, Alp2500 cannot be beat. Buy the combo ticket and enjoy. Then, say a little prayer that global warming can be reversed and we can enjoy La Molina for another seventy years, to come.

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation