Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Skiing in Spain - Winter Fun on Ice

Spain is ranked second as the worlds hottest tourist destination and for most visitors its the sun and sand that brings them to the land of passion and not the skiing...until now !!. For the winter sports and skiing enthusiasts

Spain currently offers some 1.000 Kilometres of quality marked trails and slopes situated in over 36 superb ski resorts half of which are proud owners of the Q awards for their quality tourism facilities and services offered. And all this set in a country that is second only to Switzerland with the greatest amount of mountains.
According to Atudem ( The Ski and Mountain Resort tourism Association) some 24.5 Million Euros has been invested at all the major resorts around Spain and will really make a difference to all winter sports enthusiasts in 2012. The main areas of investment have been made on the purchase and installation of new and modern machinery and ski lifts with a much higher capacity in carrying skier numbers up to the pistes.

It will now be possible to transport some 500.000 travelers and hour at the 28 main ski resorts around Spain. There has also been a significant investment in the overall services available at the resorts including better hotels, parking, pistes restaurants and access areas.

The overall investment amount has been disrupted between the following areas.

Aragon - 5.2 Million
Catalonian Pyrenees - 10.5 Million
Cantabria - 2.8 Million
Iberian Range - 150.000 Euros
Central Range - 1.5 Million
Penibetico Range-. 4.1 Million
Navarro - Pyrenees 25.000 Euro

In respect to accommodation offered by Hotels, Hostels, Paradors and other establishments located at or in close proximity to the resorts , there are now around 23,000 beds available with a further 22.000 beds located in the various catchment areas.

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