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 31resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 5 are reporting good piste conditions.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Spain

All resorts

Best piste conditions (5)

Ski resorts of Spain, alphabetically

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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)
Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

(1649m — 2124m)

Alto Campoo webcam
16
32
28
partly cloudy
moderate snow
light snow
heavy snow
clear
Mid station 1886 m
2900m 1750m 1100m 1550m 1950m

(1658m — 2300m)

Astún webcam
29
5
55
partly cloudy
moderate snow
snow showers
clear
clear
Mid station 1979 m
2950m 1900m 1150m 850m 1400m

(1500m — 2510m)

snow report today

Baqueira/Beret webcam
160
105

Good
Crud
5 cm
9 days ago
20
7
70
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2005 m
3100m 2100m 1050m 700m 1250m

(2025m — 2749m)

Boi Taull webcam
4
1
44
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
clear
clear
Mid station 2387 m
3000m 2000m 1250m 950m 1600m

(1541m — 2400m)

snow report yesterday

Candanchu webcam
90
40
Packed 9 days ago
29
4
54
partly cloudy
moderate snow
snow showers
clear
clear
Mid station 1970 m
2900m 1900m 1150m 850m 1450m

(1504m — 2636m)

snow report yesterday

Cerler webcam
125
50
Packed 9 days ago
9
2
41
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
clear
clear
Mid station 2070 m
3000m 2050m 1200m 900m 1600m

(1501m — 2431m)

6
3
56
partly cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
clear
clear
Mid station 1966 m
3050m 2050m 1200m 900m 1450m

(1551m — 2200m)

snow report today

Formigal webcam
225
85

Good
Crud
5 cm
9 days ago
28
5
59
partly cloudy
moderate snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1876 m
2950m 1900m 1150m 800m 1450m

(1501m — 1951m)

snow report yesterday

Fuentes de Invierno webcam
110
10
Spring 9 days ago
18
16
30
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
clear
Mid station 1726 m
2800m 1500m 1050m 1700m 1950m

(1650m — 2000m)

Javalambre webcam
1
5
1
clear
partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1825 m
3200m 2350m 1200m 1300m 1500m

(1547m — 2446m)

snow report today

100
40

Good
Limited
5 cm
28 days ago
1
2
24
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1996 m
3200m 2300m 1450m 1150m 1750m

(1500m — 2273m)

6
3
3
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
light snow
clear
Mid station 1886 m
3100m 2000m 1100m 1300m 1700m

(1600m — 1723m)

36
5
16
clear
light snow
moderate snow
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1662 m
2950m 1950m 1150m 1050m 1850m

(1510m — 1800m)

31
3
9
rain showers
moderate snow
light snow
light rain
clear
Mid station 1655 m
2800m 1600m 1150m 1850m 2350m

(1300m — 1500m)

23
15
22
partly cloudy
moderate snow
light snow
heavy rain
clear
Mid station 1400 m
2900m 1750m 1100m 1500m 1850m

(1500m — 1800m)

Manzaneda webcam
19
2
5
rain showers
light snow
light snow
heavy rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 1650 m
2800m 1650m 1200m 1750m 2400m

(1600m — 2535m)

1
2
30
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 2068 m
3200m 2300m 1400m 1100m 1700m

(1m — 3718m)

clear
clear
rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1860 m
3600m 3450m 3500m 3750m 3550m

(1530m — 2221m)

Panticosa webcam
25
5
54
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1876 m
2950m 1950m 1200m 850m 1550m

(948m — 2648m)

24
56
36
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
heavy snow
clear
Mid station 1798 m
2850m 1550m 1050m 1650m 2050m

(1701m — 2400m)

3
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2050 m
3100m 2250m 1500m 1250m 1800m

(1650m — 2441m)

1
1
32
partly cloudy
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2046 m
3050m 2100m 1300m 1100m 1600m

(1763m — 2178m)

7
4
1
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 1970 m
3100m 2050m 1200m 1350m 1700m

(1690m — 2060m)

6
5
2
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 1875 m
3100m 2000m 1150m 1350m 1800m

(1399m — 2800m)

13
3
52
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
clear
clear
Mid station 2100 m
3000m 2050m 1100m 800m 1450m

(1500m — 2019m)

San-Isidro webcam
18
15
30
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 1760 m
2800m 1500m 1050m 1700m 1900m

(1989m — 2368m)

snow report 13 days ago

Sierra de Béjar-La Covatilla webcam
80
60

Excellent

Powder
80 cm
13 days ago
7
6
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 2178 m
3100m 1950m 1200m 1600m 1850m

(2102m — 3300m)

snow report today

Sierra Nevada webcam
200
40

Good

Varied
30 cm
16 days ago
34
8
clear
partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 2701 m
3250m 2700m 1550m 1500m 1500m

(1749m — 2249m)

13
6
64
partly cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1999 m
3100m 2150m 1050m 800m 1300m

(1701m — 2025m)

Valdelinares webcam
1
8
6
clear
cloudy
clear
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1863 m
3150m 2300m 1250m 1300m 1350m

(1859m — 2280m)

7
4
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 2070 m
3150m 2050m 1250m 1350m 1750m

(1530m — 2124m)

Valdezcaray webcam
16
16
17
cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 1827 m
3050m 1900m 1100m 1350m 1350m

(1399m — 1899m)

12
3
13
partly cloudy
moderate snow
light snow
moderate rain
clear
Mid station 1649 m
2850m 1650m 1100m 1750m 2150m

(1970m — 2260m)

1
2
35
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 2115 m
3250m 2400m 1400m 1050m 1650m

(1960m — 2536m)

Vallter 2000 webcam
1
4
38
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 2248 m
3250m 2450m 1350m 1050m 1600m