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is a ski resort
A ski resort is a resort developed for skiing and other winter sports. In Europe a ski resort is a town or village in a ski area - a mountainous area, where there are ski trails and supporting services such as hotels and other accommodation, restaurants, equipment rental and a ski lift system...
situated near the town of Canfranc
Canfranc is a municipality in the Aragon Valley of north-eastern Spain consisting of two towns.- Political information :* comarca of Jacetania * province of Huesca* autonomous community of Aragón- Canfranc :...
in the High Aragon
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of the western Pyrenees
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(province of Huesca
Huesca , officially Huesca/Uesca, is a province of northeastern Spain, in northern Aragon. The capital is Huesca.Positioned just south of the central Pyrenees, Huesca borders France and the French Departments of Pyrénées-Atlantiques and Hautes-Pyrénées...
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). The source of the Aragon River
The River Aragón is one of the left-hand tributaries of the river Ebro. It starts at Astún , passes through Jaca and Sangüesa , and joins the Ebro at Milagro , near Tudela....
is in the resort.
It has 39 km of marked piste
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s, it's one of the most modern resorts of the Pyrenees. The highest point is La Raca
peak, 2300 m AMSL, with a vertical drop of 600 m.
The base of the resort is a purpose-built town which includes several hotels and apartments and is situated at 1700 m AMSL. From there the main chair lifts provide access for the resort. The resort itself occupies two different high mountain valleys, defining two sectors: La Raca - Sarrios
, and Truchas
. Each sector is accessed from the base of the resort using a chair lift.
Astún offers a joint ski pass with the neighbouring resort of Candanchú
Candanchú is a ski resort situated near the town of Canfranc in the High Aragon of the western Pyrenees . The name of the area is a corruption of "Camp d'Anjou" as this was originally the site of a military camp of the French Angevin dynasty...
Almost all of the resort's lifts are modern and of high capacity, the resort has:
- 6 chair lifts.
- 7 ski tow
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The resort offers 48 pistes of different difficulties:
- 8 restaurants.
- 1 skiing school.
- 1 snow gardens for children.
- 1 kindergarten
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- 4 ski hiring stores.
- http://www.astun.com - Official resort site.