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Astún

Astún is one of the oldest ski resorts in Spain and together with Candanchú they have introduced winter tourism in the Valley of the river Aragón. Its orientation protects the resort from wind and its slopes made of meadows favor to accumulate snow since the beginning of the season. It is a very nice ski resort, where it is not as crowded as in the famous neighboring ski resorts. Astún is a medium size ski resort, has different levels of difficulty and interesting freeride areas.

ANALYSIS

SIZE

50 km distributed in 5 green, 18 blue, 21 red, 6 black pistes and 10 freeride zones. It is a medium-sized ski resort and the slopes are not very long, with the highest difference of altitude of 642m from the top of La Raca to the base of the resort. Although the number of slopes is quite high, some of them are very short, being just branches of the longer ones. There are also several parallel pistes on the same hillside.

DIFFICULTY

Most of the slopes are red, followed by the blue ones, which are in the area of ​​Sarrios. Throughout the ski resort we find different difficulties, all lifts have access to at least one blue piste, therefore skiers of all levels can ski throughout the ski resort.

DIVERSITY

Astún has all kind of pistes, from the two beginner zones to several black pistes and freeride zones. However, many of them are on the same slopes, and are quite similar.

LIFTS

The lifts of Astún are quite old, despite their efforts to modernize still remain old and slow chairlifts. Pastores chairlift, which is the main link from the car park to the mid-station, is slow and two-person, so crowds are usual. In addition, Águilas chairlift is a bad idea on cold days, despite being relatively new it is very slow.

QUALITY/PRICE

The daily price for an adult is 41€, plus 3€ of assistance insurance if you don´t have your own. Astún has discounts for children and senior and half-day offers.

ACCESS

Astún is 30 min from Jaca, connected by the N-330 which is in good condition. The only zone that is in worse conditions is the entrance to Astún from the main road. Access by public transport from Jaca is possible, although very limited, by the "yellow" bus, which takes the route only 5 times a day and takes 40 minutes.

FREERIDE

Astún offers several freeride areas, the best known is the zone behind La Raca and Llanos del Sol. In addition to the marked ski routes, you can enjoy other areas of greater difficulty such as the couloirs on La Raca or la Pala del Muerto.

LANDSCAPE

Astún offers a beautiful and varied landscape. From La Raca peak we see a beautiful panorama of Candanchú and the western Pyrenees; while from Canal Roya we can get to see the ratrack of Formigal on clear days. In addition, from many points of the ski resort we can see the Midi d'Ossau.

OTHERS

At the base of the ski resort, Astún has a few hotels and apartments, but it is not bustling. We recommend staying in Jaca or in any of the nearby villages.

The best:

  • Astún is usually quieter than other ski resorts in Aragón.
  • We love the freeride area of the Llanos del Sol, although if it is a sunny day you should prepare to sweat.
  • The views from La Raca.
  • All ski lifts have pistes of different levels, making the whole station accessible to all levels.

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