|Location||Pyrenees, Tena Valley,
|Vertical||740 m (2,430 ft)|
|Top elevation||2,250 m (7,380 ft)|
|Base elevation||1,510 m (4,950 ft)|
|Skiable area||137 km (85 mi)|
|Longest run||4 km (2.5 mi)|
|Lift system||11 chairlifts,
7 ski tows,
4 magic carpets
|Snowmaking||34 km (20 mi), 440 cannons|
|Night skiing||1 piste|
Formigal, officially Aramón Formigal, is a ski resort in the Aragon Pyrenees of northeastern Spain, near the town of Sallent de Gallego in the upper Tena Valley in the province of Huesca. The nearest international airports are in Zaragoza, Spain and Lourdes, France.
Formigal has 137 km (85 mi) of marked pistes. The highest point is Tres Hombres peak at 2,250 m (7,380 ft) above sea level, with a vertical drop of 740 m (2,430 ft); the majority of its slopes face north and northeast.
The base of the resort is a purpose-built town which includes several hotels and apartments at 1,500 m (4,920 ft). From there an 8-seat chairlift provides the main access for the resort. Prior to 2004 this access was provided by a gondola, 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 Portalet. 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.
Most of the resort's 21 lifts are modern and of high capacity:
- 1 eight-seat chairlift
- 4 six-seat chairlifts
- 5 four-seat chairlifts
- 1 two-seat chairlift
- 5 button lifts
- 5 magic carpet lifts
The resort offers a variety of terrain on 97 pistes:
- - 7 beginner
- - 19 easy
- - 33 intermediate
- - 38 expert
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- "Hirscher wins 2nd gold on final day at World Juniors". Ski Racing.com. February 29, 2008.
Media related to Formigal at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website
- Spain.info - national tourism site - Formigal ski resort - (English)
- Ski Map.org - trail map - Formigal - 2009
- The Telegraph - video - Formigal in Spain