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Cross border ski station

Key pilgrimage pass

Ideal base for
GR11 coast to coast walking route
Ibon d’Estanes Glacial Lake
Ibones d’Ayanet Glacial Lakes
Stunning views to the Pic du Midi d’Ossau

Santiago de Compostella route
Jaca Romanesque cathedral
San Juan Romanesque monastery
Santa Cruz de la Serós Romanesque monastery

Skiing
From 1530m to 2400m
43km downhill slopes
10 green
12 blue
19 red
12 black
34km cross country skiing
Snow shoe trail

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Set in the heart of the beautiful Aragón Pyrenees, at the mouth of the Aragón River is the resort of Candanchú. This is one of the oldest ski resorts in Spain dating back to 1928 and remains one of the most advanced. The snow record is good influenced by the nearby Atlantic and now boasts 53 predominantly north facing downhill slopes between 1530m and 2400m elevation. There is an excellent mix of slopes for beginners through to advanced skiers supplemented by considerable off-piste possibilities.

The cross country ski circuits link up with Le Somport in France to provide 34km of trails between 1600m to 1700m traversing from the sunny plateau of Candanchú into the Pyrenees National Park and the high Aspe valley in France.

Candanchú is also widely used in summer. It serves as an excellent start or end point for excursions on the Spanish coast to coast GR11 walking route. Some notable high points for walkers are the Ibon d’Estanes (glacial lake) at 1750m elevation just off the GR11 and the picturesque Ibones d’Ayanet (glacial lakes) at 2220m which provides the chance for a swim whilst admiring the stunning view to the north of the Pic du Midi d’Ossau.

For modern day pilgrims this is an important part of the Santiago de Compostella route. Entering the Aspe Valley in France the route crosses the imposing Pyrenees at the Port of Somport into Aragón from where the route drops down to Canfranc and onto Jaca, a delightful city that serves as an important milestone on the route. Its Romanesque cathedral has served as a model for subsequent buildings along the Santiago Path and nearby you will also find the Romanesque monasteries of San Juan de la Peña and Santa Cruz de la Serós.
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