Alto Campoo

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Alto Campoo
Logo altocampoo.jpg
General view of the resort from Tres Mares peak.
General view of the resort from Tres Mares peak.
Location Cantabrian Mountains, Spain
Nearest city Reinosa
Top elevation 2,250 metres (7,380 ft)
Base elevation 1,650 metres (5,410 ft)
Skiable area 28 kilometres (17 mi)
Runs 23
Lift system 5 chair lifts. 8 ski tows.

Alto Campoo is a ski resort in the Cantabrian Mountains of northern Spain. The resort is located in the Cantabrian comarca of Campoo. The source of the river Ebro is near the resort in the town of Fontibre.



With 28 kilometres (17 mi) of marked pistes, it is one of the biggest resorts of the Cantabrian Mountains. The highest point is Cuchillón peak, at 2,250 metres (7,380 ft) above sea level, with a vertical drop of 600 metres (2,000 ft).

The base of the resort is a purpose-built town called Brañavieja which includes several apartments and is situated at 1,650 metres (5,410 ft) above sea level. From there a four-seat chair lift provides the main access for the resort. The resort itself occupies a high mountain valley. The valley is accessible by car, with a parking and service area at its base from where the lifts depart.


Many of the resort's lifts are modern and of high capacity. The resort has:


The resort offers 23 pistes of different difficulties:

    4 beginners.
    9 easy.
    10 intermediate.


Vuelta a España[edit]

The Alto Campoo climb has been used in three stages of the Vuelta a España and the Colombian rider Antonio Agudelo was the first man to climb the mountain in the Vuelta.

Appearances in Vuelta a España (since 1985)[edit]

Year Stage Start of stage Distance (km) Category Stage winner Yellow jersey
2015 14 Vitoria 213 HC
1993 16 Santander 160 HC  Jesús Montoya (ESP)  Tony Rominger (SUI)
1987 10 Miranda de Ebro 213 HC  Enrique Aja (ESP)  Reimund Dietzen (GER)
1985 7 Cangas de Onís 190 HC  Antonio Agudelo (COL)  Pello Ruiz Cabestany (ESP)


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