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Close up of the main town.
A chair lift through the forest.


Formigal, officially called Aramón Formigal, is a ski resort situated near the town of Sallent de Gallegomarker in the upper Tena Valleymarker of the western Pyreneesmarker (province of Huescamarker, Spainmarker).

The resort

It has 137 km of marked pistes, being the largest of Spain. The highest point is Tres Hombres peak, 2250 m AMSL, with a vertical drop of 750 m.

The base of the resort is a purpose-built town which includes several hotels and apartments and is situated at 1500 m AMSL. From there an 8-seat chair lift provides the main access for the resort. Prior to 2004 this access was provided by a gondola lift, informally called "El huevo" (The egg) by its users. The resort itself occupies four different high mountain valleys, defining three sectors: Tres Hombres (Crestas), Izas, Anayet and El Portaletmarker. Each valley is accessible by car and a bus service, with a parking and service area at its base from where the chair lifts depart.

Lifts

Almost all of the resort's lifts are modern and of high capacity, the resort has 21 lifts made up of:

  • 1 8-seater chairlift
  • 4 6-seater chairlift
  • 5 4-seater chairlift
  • 1 2-seater chairlift
  • 5 Button lift.
  • 5 magic carpet lifts.


Pistes

The resort offers 90 pistes of different difficulties:
  • 7 beginners.
  • 18 easy.
  • 33 intermediate.
  • 39 expert.


Services



External links

  • http://www.formigal.com - Official resort site.



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