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Easy Snowshoe hike la Molina cable car station Niu de Aliga

Getting to La Molina Ski Resort by public transport, information about the activities and services, Snow shoe activity for beginners

Updated: Jan 3, 2023

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

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About Easy Snowshoe hike la Molina cable car station Niu de Aliga

This article is for a beginners snow shoe activity in La Molina Ski resort but the information contained can be used to plan any type of snow and ski activity in La Molina.

La Molina is Located in the Alp area of the Cerdanya county and together with Masella forms the Alp 2500 resort. la Molina has 71 kilometers of skiable runs distributed over 68 slopes. The resort has slopes for all levels, for adults and children. La Molina also offers a range of activities for non-skiers such as snow shoe routes, Segway on snow and scenic cable car rides.

La Molina also hosts international events such as the Alpine Skiing World Cup (2008), the Snowboard World Championship (2011) or the Disabled Alpine Skiing World Championships (2013). Spain was also bidding to host the 2030 winter Olympics but has since withdrawn this application.

La Molina is a village in the mountains with many hotels, hostels and regugi's (Mountain huts).

La Molina operated the first ski lift in Spain, opened on 28 February 1943 and Spain's first ski school.

Visiting Easy Snowshoe hike la Molina cable car station Niu de Aliga

Snow shoeing is a laid back, safe and inexpensive recreational activity to enjoy the beautiful scenic winter landscape of the Pyrenees.

For this activity you can use the Cadi-Moxero telecabina cable car from La Molina village which goes up to the La Tosa upper station where you can walk up about 1 kilometer to the Niu de l'Aliga refugi, the highest mountain hut in the Catalan Pyrenees. Niu de l'Aliga refugi serves snacks, drinks and warm soups.

From Niu de l'Aliga you can wander round the plateau summit and enjoy the spectacular snowy mountain views. before returning to the cable car upper station to take the scenic ride back down to the village.

To practice this sport, you can rent snow shoes (raquetas de nieve) and optional ski poles (bastones). This route can also be done in ordinary hiking boots with crampons but I recommend the snow shoe option for maximum fun.

Renting Snow shoes and ski poles should cost around 15 Euros per person per day.

If visiting La Molina Ski Resort for multiple days there are Hotels, Hostels and Refugi accommodation options that can be booked via the bookings website.

Accessibility, mobility & Clothing for Easy Snowshoe hike to La molina Refugi Niu de Aliga

I pack for wind and snow when doing this hike because it is in the pre-Pyrenees mountains.

I recommend 1-2 litres of water.

Small 30L Hiking Rucksack

Small 30L Hiking Rucksack

Includes high visibility fog and rain waterproof cover in zip compartment at bottom of rucksack.

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Gore-Tex Hiking boots

Gore-Tex Hiking boots

I prefer ankle high boots on mountain trails for the ankle support and increased stability over rocky trails.

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Full length Running leggings

Full length Running leggings

For running in the hills around Barcelona or as a base layer for high mountain trails.

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Compact First Aid Kit

Compact First Aid Kit

Small lightweight first aid kit

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Phone Case for watersports

Phone Case for watersports

IPX8 waterproof floating and submersible case & Lanyard. Permits photos and touchscreen use.

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warm Wool socks

warm Wool socks

With toe and heel reinforcements that give good padding.

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Convertible Trousers

Convertible Trousers

Lightweight convertible trousers that zip down to shorts

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Base layer short sleve

Base layer short sleve

Thermal short sleve skin tight top

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Mid layer Top

Mid layer Top

Light weight cotton quick dry T-shirt

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Fleece jacket or Jersey

Fleece jacket or Jersey

Light weight warm fleece

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Windproof & Waterproof shell

Windproof & Waterproof shell

Waterproof jacket and windbreaker

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Crampons for Snow & Ice

Crampons for Snow & Ice

When hiking in the Pyrenees and high mountains in winter I use Crampons for added traction on snow and ice patches.

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Snowshoes Raquetas de nieve

Snowshoes Raquetas de nieve

For walking over snow covered mountains.

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Adjustable Ski Poles

Adjustable Ski Poles

For Cross country skiing and Snow shoe hiking

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Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult € 28.00 € 16.00 13.00 Euros for over 65 years Child € 28.00 € 16.00 8 Euros for child under 11 years. 6 Euros for child under 6 Group/Family Ticket? No.Notes Return train & bus costs 44.00 Euros. Cadi-Moixero Gondola cable car 16 Euros return. Snow shoe rental is 15 Euros approx per day.

Getting to Easy Snowshoe hike la Molina cable car station Niu de Aliga

Address: Refugi Niu de l'Aliga, La Molina. 17538

The rodalies R3 line from Barcelona serves la Molina station. From La Molina Renfe train station there is an internal bus (bus interno) to cover the 5 kilometre interconnection to the ski village/resort.

Train fare to La Molina is 12 Euros (24 Euros return). The bus interno to the ski resort costs 2 Euros each way.

Using the Cadi-Moxero telecabina cable car costs 16 Euros for a return trip.

For anyone visiting La Molina for skiing, La Molina website offers a variety of combined public transport tickets that also include forfeit passes for all the ski chair lifts.

Public Transport Guide

Documents for Easy Snowshoe hike la Molina cable car station Niu de Aliga

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Barcelona to La Molina Train Map

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Barcelona to La Molina Rodalies Map

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La Molina ski slopes map

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Getting to La Molina Ski Resort by public transport, information about the activities and services, Snow shoe activity for beginners

Distance: 3.52 Km

Difficulty: Easy

Return Travel Fare: 28.00 EUR

Transport Network: Renfe Rodalies + Bus

Weather for Alp


Mountain Forecast weather for La Molina


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