With the dawn of the twentieth century was also born skiing as a leisure activity and sports. La Molina has been one of the major players in the last hundred years and as dean ski state, has supported llarga the last 100 years renewal, to continue to remain at the forefront of skiing and to offer new skiers remodeled services and provide added value to tourism.
The first skiers
The first news we have skiers in this area is from 1908, as recorded in the center of discussion Bulletin de Catalunya (CEC). The first skiers and practive the telemarc Stemmbogen. The men were dressed like real explorers of the Arctic and women in skirts. Although at the time of arrival of the first skiers, La Molina did not become a popular place for skiers to the winter of 1923-1924, when his practice became popular, thanks to the arrival of the first train in 1922.
From these data made the discovery of the tracks Foncanaleta: some extensions soft, treeless and full of snow ", as discovered in pionerosque ventured away near the train station and through the forests of the Perdiu.'s ReputationFontcanaleta tracks made the February of that year will begin to hold the first races: the X Concurs d'Esports d'Hivern and Campionats els de Catalunya.
La Molina owes part of its history the House of CEC, which opened in December 1925, becoming the first hosting of the season. The year 1940 was installed at La Molina's first medical service for injured in skiing throughout the state.
The first lifts
Els February 28, 1943 was blessed and made his debut in Fontcanaleta tracks, the first ski lifts d'Spain. At that time it was surprising and innovative. And only a few years later La Molina was a pioneer in the installation of lifts, with the commissioning, in 1946-47, the lift of the Perdiu Turó.
The real expansion of the ski area of La Molina is produced from 1954, when there comes a two-seater cable car to 2280 meters of Puig d'Alp. After a year línia extends this to the top of Tosa d'Alp with a lift. At the top of Tosa d'Alp was built the shelter of Niu de l'Àliga, which offers restaurant and bar and has a large terrace for sunbathing.
In the late fifties La Molina already had five chair lifts, ten lifts and two gondolas, the result of the implementation of two large companies that had fitted different areas of La Molina.
In just fifteen years (1955-1970) La Molina conviertió a reference to the world of skiing across the country, and to boast some of the most modern of the time. The ski area also expanded to the Puigllançada, equipped with lifts i lifts.
In the eighties the slopes had acquired a notable popularity among all segments of the population. However, the vicissitudes pasavan propiestárias companies so far from La Molina made 1985 the Government of Catalunys acquired the assets of the ski area of the station through the Railways of the Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC), which went on to manage until now
This new drive means that, again, La Molina to become a pioneer in its field, and will provide the first production of artificial snow using a high pressure system. In addition, the 1986, installed the first chairlift of four state seats. From 1987 and until 1991 he built three new four seater chair lifts.
Today in La Molina you can find all the amenities of a large station in its incomparable natural environment.
08-09 Season La Molina was the first resort in the Pyrenees to host Women's World Cup Alpine Skiing d'. Also celebrates the Disabled World Cup and World Cup Snowboard.
We are making history and making it continue!