This was such a wonderful surprise
If we're lucky from now on we'll have a winter family photo opportunity every year. For the last years (it actually started a couple of years before he became King) Felipe has spent a weekend with friends skiing in a different Spanish resort. (If I'm not mistaken he's already visited all the big ones). Of course the trashy press harped on and on about Letizia hating to ski and clipping his wings (lol), abandoning him, hating his favourite sport and blah, blah, blah. (This is now patently untrue, but even if Letizia didn't like skiing, what's the problem. Not everyone enjoys the same hobbies as their partner and Felipe surely enjoys spending time with his friends). It seems that now they consider the girls old enough to stand the public and press interest in the slopes, and decided to change things this year with a family photoshoot instead of Felipe with friends. Hopefully next year they'll do the same at a different ski resort.
Jaca stays in Huesca - according to radio Huesca Felipe and other members of the SRF already spent some time here for skiing.
Felipe and his parents and sisters have skied a lot in Candanchu (very close to Astun, in fact the same pass is used for both resorts and there's a free bus between them) even Letizia has. Candanchu's former director was the president of the Spanish Federation of Winter Sports and a friend of JC. Felipe asked him to be Letizia's ski instructor the winter before their wedding, and the three of them were seen skiing in Baqueira and Candanch?. Jaca is the biggest village in the area, it's an important place in Huesca because it's close to the three big ski resorts of the region (Candanchu, Astun and Formigal).
Letizia and Felipe in Candanchu in 2004: