Located in the Baixa Cerdanya, the sunniest valley in the Pyrenees on the northern tip of the Cadí-Moixeró massif is the ski resort of Masella. With an abundance of picturesque tree runs and stunning scenery this is one of the most popular ski resorts in Spain.
Ideal base for the Parc Natural del Cadí-Moixeró
400km² ideal for hiking and climbing
At an altitude of 1600m
Skiing from 1600m to 2500m
61km downhill slopes
Some excellent tree runs
Temps de Neu run, a 5km descent dropping 935 metres
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Lift Pass Tariff
18km mountain bike trails
Chair lift equipped to take mountain bikes
Most of the 61km of pistes ranging from 1600 to 2500 metres are north facing ensuring good snow quality generally and since 1998 it has been linked with neighbouring La Molina to create the domain Alp 2500, an uncrowded, welcoming environment, under blue Catalan skies boasting a total of 113km of pistes over 94 runs to suit beginners and experts alike. It is on the Masella side that the crown jewel of the domain exists, the Temps de Neu run, a 5km descent dropping 935 metres from the peak of La Tosa at 2535m through the trees down to the Pla de Masella at 1600 metres.
Investment continues here, most recently with the addition of 2 further blue runs, the remodelled La Pleta snowpark and a new picnic area overlooking it.
The Parc Natural del Cadí-Moixeró covers an area of over four hundred square kilometres ideal for hiking and climbing. Although the wildlife is not totally protected here this is now home to a large herd of chamois and for bird lovers the Capercaillie, perilously close to extinction in the UK breed here, as do golden eagles. The most popular peak to ascend is the Pedraforca but the highest is the Puig de la Canal Baridana at 2653 metres.
Baixa Cerdanya is the southern half of the historical territory of Cerdanya, divided by the Treaty of the Pyrenees (1659) between France and Spain (Catalonia). Bizarrely, the treaty left Llívia in Baixa Cerdanya, a Spanish enclave completely surrounded by French territory as it was considered a city due to its status as the ancient capital of Cerdanya and the treaty stipulated that only villages were to be ceded to France.