Alto Campoo
General view of the resort
Alto Campoo
Alto Campoo
Location within Cantabria
Alto Campoo
Alto Campoo
Alto Campoo (Spain)
LocationCantabrian Mountains, Spain
Nearest major cityReinosa
Coordinates43°2′13.65″N 4°22′24.83″W / 43.0371250°N 4.3735639°W / 43.0371250; -4.3735639Coordinates: 43°2′13.65″N 4°22′24.83″W / 43.0371250°N 4.3735639°W / 43.0371250; -4.3735639
Top elevation2,250 metres (7,380 ft)
Base elevation1,650 metres (5,410 ft)
Skiable area28 kilometres (17 mi)
Runs23
Lift system5 chair lifts. 8 ski tows.
Websitehttp://www.altocampoo.com

Alto Campoo is a ski resort in the Cantabrian Mountains of northern Spain. The resort is located in the Cantabrian comarca of Campoo. The source of the river Ebro is near the resort in the town of Fontibre.

Resort

Tres Mares peak
Tres Mares peak

With 28 kilometres (17 mi) of marked pistes, it is one of the biggest resorts of the Cantabrian Mountains. The highest point is Cuchillón peak, at 2,250 metres (7,380 ft) above sea level, with a vertical drop of 600 metres (2,000 ft).

The base of the resort is a purpose-built town called Brañavieja which includes several apartments and is situated at 1,650 metres (5,410 ft) above sea level. From there a four-seat chair lift provides the main access for the resort. The resort itself occupies a high mountain valley. The valley is accessible by car, with a parking and service area at its base from where the lifts depart.

Lifts

Many of the resort's lifts are modern and of high capacity. The resort has:

Pistes

The resort offers 23 pistes of different difficulties:

Services

Vuelta a España

The Alto Campoo climb has been used in four stages of the Vuelta a España and the Colombian rider José Antonio Agudelo Gómez was the first man to climb the mountain in the Vuelta.

Appearances in Vuelta a España (since 1985)

Year Stage Start of stage Distance (km) Category Stage winner Leader in the general classification
1985 7 Cangas de Onís 190 HC  José Antonio Agudelo Gómez (COL)  Pello Ruiz Cabestany (ESP)
1987 10 Miranda de Ebro 213 HC  Enrique Aja (ESP)  Reimund Dietzen (GER)
1993 16 Santander 160 HC  Jesús Montoya (ESP)  Tony Rominger (SUI)
2015 14 Vitoria 213 HC  Alessandro De Marchi (ITA)  Fabio Aru (ITA)

References

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