The most popular sport in the area is skiing, but snowshoeing is catching on fast. It’s an easy way to traverse the mountains while enjoying the luxury that is the silence of nature.
In the Catalan Pyrenees, nearly all ski resorts organise snowshoeing trips. There are even nighttime hikes, like the ones taken at Vallter 2000 or La Molina, which offer a total mountain experience, with a rest in an igloo and a good cup of hot chocolate at the end.
At Port Ainé they organise guided trips through Alt Pirineu National Park and at Espot Esquí you’ll find the Creu de l’Eixol mountain pass route, which will allow you to enjoy the resort's best views; the Nordic ski resorts put over 100 kilometres of snowshoe routes within your reach, and Baqueira Beret offers snowshoe routes across the Beret Plain. One of the most attractive is the one from Orri to Bacivèr Lake. Depart from the parking lot in Orri, on the Beret Plain, and walk nearly four hours through the snow with a 272-metre elevation change.
There are also classes to help you learn how, and if you want to participate in a competition, night races and snowshoe orienteering events are also held.