The best blue runs
Rossinyol (El Forn): This run was featured in the Mail Online ski section as one of the best blue runs in Europe. At 7km long, the descent through the trees has plenty of twists and turns with some steeper sections and some flattering, less steep areas to really let your skis run and carve those turns.
Rather than taking the Portella chair lift straight back up, take the Junior chair lift up to an excellent mountain restaurant with an enormous sun terrace. The views are definitely worth it.
Esquirol (El Tarter): This run is a great confidence builder and has loads of small jumps at the side of the piste left by the snow cannons. It’s the home run taking you to El Tarter, so before heading back up the gondola, stop in at the Hotel Del Clos snack bar for a quick refreshment on the gorgeous sun terrace.
Tubs (Pas de la Casa - pictured): Another home run that’s easily accessible from the Solana chairlift in Pas de la Casa. This is another confidence builder as you have lots of space to practice linking your turns or get your skis or board carving hard.
An additional bonus is that it passes the fantastic Cala Bassa Beach Club bar. Or if you fancy something a bit less fancy, the bars and restaurants on the side of the pistes like l’Husky and Pas 83 all have terraces where you can ski straight to a table.
Gall de Bosc (Soldeu): Another great piste that snakes its way down through the trees from Espiolets to Soldeu and El Tarter, allowing you to explore both areas with ease.