Many Spanish and Andorran resorts are close to Barcelona, giving you the chance to live in one of the most happening cities in the world and then ride all weekend.
It’s what’s known as the icing on the cake. Day trips can be done to Masella, La Molina and Grandvalira in Andorra, all a leisurely half day’s drive from Barcelona.
While Spain’s best resort Baqueira-Beret is a mission, the four hour trip is always worth it. In general, the resorts close to Barcelona have great snow, uncrowded pistes and short lift queues. The Pyrenees also have high altitudes and a low tree line, so the free ride trails and off-piste is pretty good too.