La Molina (ski resort)

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La Molina
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La Molina ski resort
La Molina ski resort
Location Pyrenees mountains,
Catalonia,
 Spain
Nearest city Barcelona
Coordinates 42°20′37″N 1°57′22″E / 42.34361°N 1.95611°E / 42.34361; 1.95611 (La Molina)
Vertical    745 m (2,444 ft)
Top elevation 2,445 m (8,022 ft)
Base elevation 1,700 m (5,600 ft)
Runs 52
Website lamolina.com
La Molina is located in Spain
La Molina
La Molina
location of La Molina, Spain

La Molina is a ski resort in the Pyrenees mountains of northeastern Spain, in the municipality of Alp in the comarca of Cerdanya in Girona, Catalonia. Together with Masella, it forms the Alp 2500 resort.

It is the site of the first ski lift in Spain, opened on February 28, 1943, and Spain's first ski school, which opened a year later.[1]

It is served by a RENFE train station.[2]

The area hosted World Cup alpine races in December 2008 (women's technical events) [3] and recently hosted the Snowboarding World Championships in January 2011. New facilities such as a new track with a lift in the area of Pla d'Anyella have been recently built.


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "El Xalet de La Molina - The Chalet at La Molina" (in Spanish). 2005-12-08. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  2. ^ "Renfe Timetables and Prices". RENFE. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  3. ^ FIS.ski.com - La Molina events - 2008-12

External links[edit]

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