If you are looking for another activity where you can get out into the fluffy Baqueira powder snow, then snowshoeing is an experience you won’t want to miss out on!
What started thousands of years ago as an essential mode of winter transportation has evolved into a popular recreational activity. It is a great hobby for those who like to explore snowy areas. It can often be combined with other activities like glacier hiking, skiing and snowboarding, mountaineering – and even trail running. From enthusiasts and novices to athletes and experts, this is a relatively easy sport to pick up, and requires no experience. Everyone who is able and willing to snowshoe can and should! It is a great way to hike through pristine powder snow.
Reasons to try snowshoeing in Baqueira
- It’s great winter exercise: Snowshoeing is an excellent low-impact aerobic exercise. It lets you extend your hiking and running season. Even when the snow falls it lets you enjoy the peace and quiet.
- It’s a social activity: Snowshoeing is an easy activity (if you can walk, you can snowshoe). Therefore all ages and abilities can snowshoe together.
- It’s not expensive: Tickets and equipment for skiing can often be expensive whereas snowshoeing is relatively affordable. All you need are snowshoes (which you can rent for 10€), and normal walking gear i.e. walking boots and warm clothing.
- It requires only a few basic techniques: Few outdoor activities are as beginner-friendly. Getting started snowshoeing is easy. You need to know how to go up and down hills, traverse slopes, use your poles and how to get up after you fall in deep snow. Go with our expert mountain guide and learn all these techniques whilst discovering some of the best and most undiscovered areas of the Spanish Pyrenees.
A daylight tour is probably the best place to start if you have never gone snowshoeing before. Visibility is going to be better and you will have an easier time getting accustomed to your balance.
Each course is a bit different. In terms of difficulty and duration; there are a selection of easier courses and more challenging courses. Scenery and novelty varies with each trail, too.
Nighttime in Baqueira is magical for so many reasons. The main one is that we are a certified Starlight destination by UNESCO. The winter night sky is lit up by millions of gleaming stars. That in itself is worth setting out on a nighttime tour. With a pair of snowshoes and a guide who knows the way, you can hike out into a place that is truly dark. On a good clear night this will make the stars significantly more visible.
Relax and enjoy and let your guide show you the best Baqueira spots depending on weather conditions to make the most out of your experience.
The guide will take care of our safety, providing a great experience and giving you history, geology, culture and folkloric information.