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La Molina (ski resort)

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La Molina (ski resort)

La Molina
Logo of La Molina
La Molina ski resort
Location Pyrenees mountains,
Nearest city Barcelona

42°20′37″N 1°57′22″E / 42.34361°N 1.95611°E / 42.34361; 1.95611 (La Molina)

Vertical    745 m (2,444 ft)
Top elevation 2,445 m (8,022 ft)
Base elevation 1,700 m (5,600 ft)
Runs 52
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La Molina is a ski resort in the Pyrenees mountains of northeastern Spain, in the municipality of Alp in the comarca of Cerdanya in Girona, Catalonia. Together with Masella, it forms the Alp 2500 resort.

It is the site of the first ski lift in Spain, opened on February 28, 1943, and Spain's first ski school, which opened a year later.[1]

It is served by a RENFE train station.[2]

The area hosted World Cup alpine races in December 2008 (women's technical events) [3] and recently hosted the Snowboarding World Championships in January 2011. New facilities such as a new track with a lift in the area of Pla d'Anyella have been recently built.

Barcelona is bidding to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, with alpine ski racing at La Molina, 155 km (96 mi) away.


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