Learning and development of skiing or snowboarding, sledding, snowshoeing and recreational parks attractions in delight younger
The attraction that children feel the snow is one reason why many families choose to come to the Catalan ski resorts. There they discover that besides skiing -the white sport par excellence and snowboarding, a method that is gaining more followers, offering activities for children is very varied, though perhaps little known.
Playful with all kinds of attractions, tours sledding, snowshoeing, beginner and performance enhancement … the proposals of the 16 stations of the Pyrenees in Catalonia are endless and allow you to enjoy the snow on family farms. Moreover, the existence of seasonal ticket and package subscriptions that give access to different stations expands the possibilities to meet and enjoy the various facilities throughout the winter. An opportunity, along with a range of catering and accommodation suited to families, the choice becomes a guaranteed success.
All Catalan stations, both downhill skiing as cross-country skiing, have school-some of them have Various interests, which greatly facilitates or perfect the technique in a sport that can be enjoyed from five.
Through individual or group lessons, smaller become familiar with snow and learn to walk, fall and slide with the most basic hand techniques of specialized instructors. The more experienced can follow classes or courses to correct and improve your style.
The training offer is not limited to downhill skiing, it is possible courses of Nordic skiing, telemark, -trineos mushing dogs-drawn or snowshoes, among other specialties, or learn to build igloos, orientation, or participate in gymkhanas at stations as those of Sant Joan de l’Erm or Tuixent-La Vansa, both in the Alt Urgell.
Mushing gaining fans every day, especially among animal lovers. Browse through spectacular mountains and snowy landscapes emulating Santa although this time the reindeer sleigh instead of being pulled by Nordic dogs is for the little experience as exciting. In addition, children discover how they are and how they live these dogs accustomed to low temperatures.
Ideal family practice, so as Portainé stations, Espot or Tavascan, all in culd, organized tours with a guide which always attends and gives instructions on driving. Also in the same area, Virós Vallferrera station, or other like Masella and Molina in Cerdanya, have their own circuit.
The success of this approach has led to create Bescaran in Alt Urgell, the first Catalan school of this specialty, and in Baqueira Beret celebrate annually the Championship of Spain Mushing Snow, who has a child category.
Another upward modalities are snowshoes, as mushing, allows adults and children to share an experience that, contrary to what might seem, does not involve great difficulties. Walking with snowshoes not require technical and easy, so that children can be released from the seven or eight years.
All Catalan stations offer excursions with professional guides in even some of them, like Molina or Baqueira Beret organize night (the latter only with full moon) outputs.
Children love to play and stations in the Catalan Pyrenees have it very present. Some offer passes that allow children to enjoy outdoor recreational activities including games and adapted to snow areas.
Ziplines and climbing walls, balance games, Tibetan bridges, multi circuit racing sled tracks snake Bliss, tennis -descenso tubbies in gigantic floats or snow quads are some of the funniest proposals.
Smaller include snow gardens, where qualified instructors take care of them while their parents enjoy a day in the snow …
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