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Alan M
Masella is a few minutes drive from the cute Catalan Cerdanya small town of Alp, with its restaurants, hotels and late bars. And another 10 minutes from beautiful Puigcerda/Bourg-Madame straddling the French and Spanish borders. Combined with la Molina – you can ski between the resorts, it gives about 140km of trails. The skiing is excellent, pretty similar to the US South West, but with open runs at the top of the mountain, and the bottom half being lovely tree-lined trails. I think it beats Andorra as skiing destination, the runs are much longer, and many are tree-lined. Service is really friendly. There is loads of skiing for everybody up to advanced – experts may find it more limited. Prices are very good. I was told it can be busy at the weekend, as it can be reached by Barcelona’s suburban rail network in a couple of hours, but not as busy as La Molina. However quiet empty pistes mid-week as long as it is not a Spanish school holiday period.... Full Review
Long runs, scenery, trees, sno...
not ski in, ski-out
9 years ago
Giles
Masella has a lot going for it. It's a big, BIG mountain(over 3000 vertical feet) and offers easily accessible snow fields and off-piste terrain. Add to that it's an easy commute from Barcelona, and you have some world class skiing a mere two hours from the city and beach. However, it lacks snow cover. I first skied the mountain in Spring of 2010, when the region had gotten buried. It was phenomenal and breathtaking. By contrast, this year finds white pistes snaking through dirt and foliage to a spring-like base area. That said, the on-piste skiing was surprisingly good. Masella has mastered the art of snowmaking and I was dumbfounded by how good the surface was in the face of lean snowfall. As a day trip, Masella is a great option - particularly as it can be combined with the Gondola connected La Molina. In good snowfall, its even a good destination resort. Thus, what Masella can be depends heavily on the weather. One note: there are better lodging options in La Molina, so for overnights, stay in that village and use the gondola to access both mountains.... Full Review
accessible, good off piste ter...
on slope hotels limited, reckl...
11 years ago
Massela is located in the Cerdanya in the central Pyrenees. The resort is close to the French and Andorran borders, and sits on the northern slope of Tosa d'Alp. It is located only 90 minutes from Barcelona. 80% of slopes are in the middle of the forest (an unusually high percentage in the Pyrenees), which helps guarantees the quality and quantity of snow and offers protection in foggy or stormy weather. The other 20% of our trails are located at the top of the mountain, offering a great view of the Cerdanya area. 90% of trails face north and there are more than 350 snow cannons – both helping to provide consistently good snow cover. Uplift is modern and includes three high speed detachable quads. There is also a snowpark and boardercross where skiers and boarders will find big jumps and plenty of other hits. The resort is linked to La Molina in the Arc 2500 area, one of the few Spanish resorts lift linked together and providing between them the largest ski area in Spain with 113km (70 miles) of trails. ... Full Review
15 years ago
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