Sp Ski Spain

It comes as a surprise to some, given Spain’s latitude and sunny reputation, that there are around 35 resorts in which to ski Spain’s snow slopes spread right across the country. Slightly more than half of these, including most of the country’s larger ski areas, are in the Pyrenees mountains which stretch along the Eastern border with France, and also encompass Andorra. However there are smaller Spanish ski resorts in hills and lesser mountain ranges across the country and there have been artificially slopes installed on the Balleric islands and even the possibility of skiing in Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands off the coast of Africa – however the supposed ski resort of Teide there was an impressive internet hoax!

Spain’s ski resorts are characterised by friendly people, good food and late starts to the skiing day and to après skiing, which often doesn’t really get going until just before midnight. It’s another surprise to many that lift ticket costs, at least at the top resorts, are among the most expensive in Europe at peak season too.

One of Spain’s three biggest ski areas, and its highest, as well as being the most southerly major mainland resort in Europe, is Sierra Nevada. Close to Malaga, it offers the realistic possibility of skiing or snowboarding half the day and swimming in the warm Mediterranean sea for the other half. It was host to the biggest winter sports event ever held in Spain, The World Alpine Skiing Championships in 1995, but a lack of snow led to their postponement to 1996. The centre does have a good snow record and sometimes boasts the deepest snowpack in Europe at 5 or 6 metres by the spring, staying open in to May many years. It also has a huge snowmaking arsenal.

Spain’s main cities are well located for quick trips to the ski slopes. La-Pinilla and Valdesqui are among half a dozen resorts within a couple of hours of capital Madrid, which is also home to a large indoor snow centre, popular with the Beckhams during their time in the city. Barcelona is an easy trip up to the Pyrenees and its many ski centres, and indeed many non-Spaniards fly in to Barcelona as the easiest way to get to Spanish or Andorran ski areas. However a new airport closer to the slopes at Lleida opened in 2010 after a 130 Million Euro investment to make access even easier.

Baqueira/Beret is one of the three resorts battling for top spot in Spain in terms of skiable terrain and lift ticket price. Along with Sierra Nevada the other contender is another resort in the Pyrenees, Formigal, which has invested heavily in state-of-the-art ski lifts in recent years and international sales and now claims to be Spain’s biggest ski area, just.

Baqueira/Beret however has the more established reputation and royal credentials, as Spain’s royal family holiday here most winters. There are several four and five star hotels to match this reputation and a reputation for the best in its restaurants and shops – a kind of Spanish St Moritz.
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Spain: latest snow conditions round-up

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Spain. Fresh snow is forecast at 5resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 1 are reporting good piste conditions.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Spain

All resorts

Best piste conditions (1)

Ski resorts of Spain, alphabetically

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

(1649m — 2124m)

partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1886 m
2750m 2700m 3150m 3500m 3550m

(1658m — 2300m)

1
partly cloudy
rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1979 m
2300m 2450m 2800m 3250m 3350m

(1500m — 2510m)

snow report 2 days ago

25
5
Hard packed
Varied
10 cm
28 days ago
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2005 m
2350m 2450m 2650m 3150m 3400m

(2025m — 2749m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2387 m
2050m 2400m 2650m 3150m 3350m

(1541m — 2400m)

opens in 6 days
2
partly cloudy
rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1970 m
2250m 2450m 2800m 3250m 3350m

(1504m — 2636m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2070 m
2150m 2400m 2650m 3200m 3350m

(1501m — 2431m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1966 m
2100m 2400m 2650m 3150m 3400m

(1551m — 2200m)

snow report 2 days ago

partly cloudy
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1876 m
2200m 2400m 2800m 3200m 3350m

(1501m — 1951m)

Fuentes de Invierno webcam
opens in 13 days
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1726 m
2800m 2700m 3250m 3550m 3550m

(1650m — 2000m)

moderate rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1825 m
2550m 2600m 2750m 3150m 3450m

(1547m — 2446m)

snow report 2 days ago

15
15
×
Closed
Best up high
5 cm
12 days ago
partly cloudy
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1996 m
2150m 2300m 2600m 3050m 3350m

(1500m — 2273m)

light rain
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1886 m
2750m 2600m 3050m 3400m 3550m

(1510m — 1800m)

Leitariegos webcam
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1655 m
2600m 2700m 3300m 3600m 3500m

(1300m — 1500m)

light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1400 m
2800m 2700m 3100m 3500m 3500m

(1500m — 1800m)

partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1650 m
2650m 2800m 3400m 3600m 3550m

(1600m — 2535m)

partly cloudy
light snow
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2068 m
2150m 2300m 2600m 3050m 3350m

(1m — 3718m)

rain showers
light rain
rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1860 m
3950m 4150m 4350m 4400m 4250m

(1530m — 2221m)

partly cloudy
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1876 m
2150m 2400m 2750m 3200m 3350m

(948m — 2648m)

Picos De Europa webcam
cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1798 m
2800m 2750m 3250m 3550m 3500m

(1701m — 2400m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2050 m
2150m 2400m 2650m 3150m 3350m

(1650m — 2441m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2046 m
2100m 2350m 2650m 3150m 3400m

(1763m — 2178m)

light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1970 m
2500m 2650m 3050m 3450m 3550m

(1690m — 2060m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1875 m
2600m 2650m 3100m 3400m 3550m

(1399m — 2800m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2100 m
2250m 2450m 2650m 3150m 3400m

(1600m — 1723m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1662 m
2600m 2550m 2900m 3300m 3400m

(1500m — 2019m)

San-Isidro webcam
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1760 m
2800m 2700m 3250m 3550m 3550m

(1989m — 2368m)

Sierra de Béjar-La Covatilla webcam
2
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2178 m
2550m 2800m 3200m 3550m 3600m

(2102m — 3300m)

snow report yesterday

Sierra Nevada webcam
150
20

Excellent

Powder
6 days ago
46
snow showers
moderate snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2701 m
2850m 2800m 3000m 3250m 3500m

(1700m — 2400m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2050 m
2300m 2450m 2650m 3150m 3400m

(1701m — 2025m)

light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1863 m
2500m 2600m 2750m 3150m 3450m

(1859m — 2280m)

Valdesqui webcam
5
light rain
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 2070 m
2500m 2650m 3050m 3450m 3550m

(1530m — 2124m)

Valdezcaray webcam
light rain
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1827 m
2700m 2600m 3000m 3450m 3550m

(1399m — 1899m)

rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1649 m
2800m 2750m 3250m 3650m 3550m

(1970m — 2260m)

4
snow showers
light snow
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2115 m
2200m 2300m 2550m 3050m 3350m

(1960m — 2536m)

7
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2248 m
2200m 2250m 2550m 3050m 3400m