Several activities have been planned, both for families and adults: from costume contests to a gymnasium around the station
The stations of the Western Pyrenees will celebrate the Carnival with more than a meter of accumulated snow and those of the Eastern Pyrenees with 80 cm of snow in Vall de Núria and La Molina and with 70 cm in Vallter
The mountain stations of Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) are preparing for one of the most fun parties of the year: Carnival. Visitors can enjoy various proposals this weekend, where the good atmosphere and fun will become the main attractions of the event.
The Vallter station will celebrate the Carnival on Saturday 18 February with music and a costume contest. People interested in participating must come in costume, take a photo at the Photocall that the station will set up for the occasion and upload it to their Instagram profile with the hashtag #disfressatavallter. There will also be a stage where you can show off your costume with live music and a roulette that will distribute gifts to those who participate.
Vall de Núria organizes activities for all tastes and ages. On the weekend of February 18 and 19, the little ones in the house will be able to participate all morning in a make-up workshop, so they can paint their faces with whatever they want: animals, fairies, princes, heroines... And the most daring , they will be able to become architects in the construction workshop of a rack train with recycled elements from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. It will be a day full of fantasy. Hot chocolate will also be distributed to all visitors to the resort to sweeten up the day.
At the same time, those who want to taste a good calçotada can do so on Saturday 18 on the terrace of the Cabana del Pastor from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Then, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and taking advantage of the good weather forecast, the resort will entertain visitors with an après-ski session with a DJ, also on the terrace of the Cabana dels Pastors. An ideal proposal after a day in the snow, skiing or snowboarding.
The Pallares mountain resorts celebrate Carnival on Saturday, February 18. On the one hand, Espot will invite everyone to enjoy a different day in the snow and look around the station for the "Crocodile Dundee", which will distribute many gifts to those who go in costume and find it.
On the other hand, in Port Ainé the little ones in the house can become their favorite character in the make-up workshop. The activity will take place from 12.00 pm on the terrace of the Hotel de Port Ainé. In addition, to round off the weekend, on Sunday February 19 the first 'Daina Race' trophy organized by the AEP, an autonomous alpine skiing competition within the U10 and U12 circuit in giant mode, will be held on the Carena track.
La Molina, on Saturday February 18, will organize the activity "In search of the Treasure", where, with the help of a map, participants will have to find the correct path and solve several tests to get a coin with the combination that open the treasure chest. People who want to participate must sign up at the central offices of La Molina. There will also be the Pista! Pista! trophy, a competition where you can see children making their debut in the world of snow sports competition And to end this day of partying and debauchery, all those who go skiing on Saturday will be able to take part in a costume contest in the Plaça del Telecabina.
In Alta Ribagorça, the Boí Taüll station will celebrate the Carnival on Saturday 25 February, and will organize a costume contest. People interested in participating will have to post on Instagram a photo of them dressed up at the station, mention the profile of @boitaull_ and use the hashtag #CarnestoltesBoíTaüll. In addition, during the day Boí Taüll's animation staff will tour the station with a mobile photocall to encourage participation. Day passes will be drawn among all participants.
For this Carnival weekend, it is planned that the mountain stations of FGC Turisme will enjoy very good temperatures with thicknesses of accumulated snow of one meter, especially with regard to the stations of the Western Pyrenees, as is the case de Boí Taüll which predicts 130cm of powder-hard snow or Espot and Port Ainé with a maximum of 95cm and 75cm of snow. Much of the ski area is also expected to be open, allowing skiers to make the most of this different and fun snow day. In connection with the stations of the eastern Pyrenees, it is planned that they will open with more than 80 cm of accumulated snow in La Molina and Vall de Núria, and with 70 cm in Vallter.