Early summer sunshine
The Hotel Tuc Blanc is well-known in the area for its friendly staff and great service. They like to show off a bit in the restaurant with show cooking at the end of the day.
Its café is open for lunch and après-ski snacks, ideal for checking-in at home on the free Wi-Fi. It also has an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub, sauna and steam room that will help you work out any kinks.
If that's not enough, the pub opens at 9pm giving you the option to play a little pool and billiards after a day outdoors.
Nearest lift: 20m
Tuition meeting point: 20m
Resort centre: It's in the centre
Baqueira is right off the beaten track and still mostly undiscovered, so take advantage of the uncrowded slopes while you still can!
It's the perfect resort for intermediate and advanced skiers and boarders, with over 120kms of perfectly enticing, well-manicured slopes and miles of free-ride areas.
There's a dedicated beginners' area for newbies that will help quick progression, especially with the British Ski School there. The hotel provides transport on a couple of nights to the really quaint surrounding villages (Vielha & Arties) where you can delight in the tapas and pincho bars.
Area size: 115km
Resort altitude: 1500m
Skiing altitude: 1471m to 2510m
Number of runs: 69
Range of runs: 6% Green, 40% Blue, 38% Red, 16% Black
Lifts: 13 drags, 21 chairs and 1 gondola
Night skiing: No
Cross country trails: 7km
Snowmaking: 546 cannons
Resort bus: No
At Hotel Tuc Blanc you'll get half board meals which means you can load up each morning with the hot and cold breakfast buffet, and sit down each night to a hot and delicious meal after a full day of exertion. No need to fret about what to eat - you'll have lots of options.
The Hotel Tuc Blanc has 163 rustic, traditional rooms and all of them come with satellite TV, a mini-safe, and en-suite bathrooms. Families will enjoy the spacious split-level Duplex rooms with twin or double beds on the upper level.
The Tuc Blanc has a mini-club for children aged five to 11. Their days will be filled with fun activities such as shows, dressing-up, cake-making workshop and much more. They even get a buffet dinner each night full of common favourites.
The hotel has duplex rooms for four to five people, all with generous spaces that guarantee independence and comfort within the same room.
A babysitting service is also available to book locally, giving you time to enjoy the local cuisine at your own pace.
For enquiries or to reserve places in the Hotel Tuc Blanc children's club, please call 0034 973 64 43 50 or email email@example.com
Official rating: ***
Indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room
Pub with pool table
Café open for lunch and snacks
Departure airports: Birmingham, Gatwick, Manchester or Stansted
Departure day: Sunday
Arrival airport: Lleida
Flying time: Approx 2 hours 5 minutes to 2 hours 35 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 2 hours and 50 minutes