Arag贸n Ski Circus

Project Details
LocationCanfranc, Spain
ClientAsociaci贸n Turistica del Valle del Arag贸n
Master Plan Completed2012
Project StatusGovernment Review
Services Rendered Regional Tourism Planning

The Arag贸n Region Ski Circus study area is located in northern Spain close to the French border in the Arag贸nese Pyrenees. The area encompasses the mountainous region between the Aragon Valley and the Tena Valley and includes three ski areas: Ast煤n, Candanch煤 and Formigal, as well as Canfranc Estaci贸n, a historic railway terminal and tourist town. In 2009, Ecosign began exploring the potential for locating new lifts and associated ski terrain with the goal of establishing skier connections between the three resorts. The new connections could result in a 鈥淪ki Circus鈥 which would be by far the largest ski area in Spain.

The proposed connection lifts include three sections of eight-passenger mono cable gondolas that transport skiers between Canfranc Estaci贸n, Rio Seta, Candanch煤 and Ast煤n as well as to Formigal through the Cana Roya zone by means of one two-section, eight passenger, mono cable gondola with a midstation. The project would be carried out in four phases over a period of about 10 years, and an investment of 60 million euros.