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 26resorts. Powder is reported at 1 resorts and 4 are reporting good piste conditions.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Spain

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Best powder (1)Best piste conditions (4)

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)

snow showers
clear
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1886 m
1300m 1200m 1550m 1700m 1700m

(1658m — 2300m)

2
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1979 m
1250m 1200m 950m 500m 1150m

(1500m — 2510m)

snow report 2 days ago

Baqueira/Beret webcam
180
140

Excellent
Tracked
70 cm
6 days ago
Overcast skies // 20 Jan
18
3
light snow
light snow
clear
snow showers
clear
Mid station 2005 m
1200m 1200m 1050m 600m 1250m

(2025m — 2749m)

snow report 16 days ago

Boi Taull webcam
140
25
Hard
Varied
56 days ago
6
1
light snow
light snow
clear
snow showers
clear
Mid station 2387 m
1450m 1400m 1350m 750m 1250m

(1541m — 2400m)

snow report yesterday

150
100
Packed 5 days ago
2
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1970 m
1250m 1250m 950m 500m 1100m

(1504m — 2636m)

snow report 12 days ago

155
50
Hard
×
No snow
5
snow showers
light snow
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2070 m
1400m 1400m 1350m 750m 1250m

(1501m — 2431m)

8
1
light snow
light snow
clear
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1966 m
1350m 1300m 1200m 700m 1250m

(1551m — 2200m)

snow report 2 days ago

170
80

Excellent
Tracked
30 cm
6 days ago
Overcast skies // 20 Jan
4
2
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1876 m
1300m 1300m 950m 500m 1100m

(1501m — 1951m)

snow report yesterday

Fuentes de Invierno webcam
25
10
Packed 6 days ago
2
4
light snow
snow showers
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1726 m
1300m 1200m 1600m 1800m 1800m

(1650m — 2000m)

7
15
light snow
cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1825 m
1400m 1250m 1450m 1500m 1400m

(1547m — 2446m)

snow report 2 days ago

110
40

Excellent
Tracked
40 cm
6 days ago
12
21
10
light snow
light snow
clear
light snow
clear
Mid station 1996 m
1550m 1550m 1450m 800m 1300m

(1500m — 2273m)

1
4
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1886 m
1450m 1300m 1400m 1600m 1600m

(1600m — 1723m)

cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1662 m
1350m 1250m 1200m 750m 1600m

(1510m — 1800m)

Leitariegos webcam
1
3
snow showers
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1655 m
1450m 1350m 1800m 2000m 1900m

(1300m — 1500m)

light snow
partly cloudy
clear
clear
cloudy
Mid station 1400 m
1250m 1150m 1400m 1650m 2250m

(1500m — 1800m)

2
partly cloudy
clear
clear
moderate rain
snow showers
Mid station 1650 m
1400m 1400m 1900m 2100m 1950m

(1600m — 2535m)

14
22
15
light snow
light snow
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 2068 m
1500m 1500m 1400m 800m 1300m

(1m — 3718m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 1860 m
3200m 3300m 3500m 3500m 3100m

(1530m — 2221m)

6
4
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1876 m
1350m 1400m 1100m 500m 1100m

(948m — 2648m)

Picos De Europa webcam
1
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1798 m
1300m 1200m 1600m 1850m 2350m

(1701m — 2400m)

3
12
light snow
light snow
clear
light snow
clear
Mid station 2050 m
1600m 1600m 1800m 900m 1250m

(1650m — 2441m)

2
1
snow showers
light snow
clear
snow showers
clear
Mid station 2046 m
1500m 1450m 1400m 850m 1300m

(1763m — 2178m)

8
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1970 m
1450m 1300m 1450m 1700m 1600m

(1690m — 2060m)

6
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1875 m
1400m 1300m 1400m 1650m 1600m

(1399m — 2800m)

8
1
light snow
light snow
clear
snow showers
clear
Mid station 2100 m
1350m 1300m 1200m 700m 1250m

(1500m — 2019m)

San-Isidro webcam
2
4
light snow
snow showers
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1760 m
1300m 1150m 1550m 1800m 1700m

(1989m — 2368m)

snow report 9 days ago

Sierra de Béjar-La Covatilla webcam
25
10
Hard
×
No snow
21
3
clear
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2178 m
1600m 1300m 1800m 2000m 1950m

(2102m — 3300m)

snow report 2 days ago

Sierra Nevada webcam
200
40

Excellent

Fresh
10 cm
2 days ago
4
6
8
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 2701 m
1650m 1550m 1650m 2200m 2200m

(1700m — 2400m)

13
3
light snow
light snow
clear
snow showers
clear
Mid station 2050 m
1250m 1200m 1100m 650m 1300m

(1701m — 2025m)

11
24
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1863 m
1400m 1250m 1500m 1350m 1350m

(1859m — 2280m)

Valdesqui webcam
7
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 2070 m
1500m 1300m 1500m 1700m 1600m

(1530m — 2124m)

Valdezcaray webcam
2
3
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
cloudy
Mid station 1827 m
1100m 1050m 1200m 1250m 1500m

(1399m — 1899m)

1
4
light snow
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1649 m
1300m 1250m 1750m 1900m 1750m

(1970m — 2260m)

31
25
38
moderate snow
light snow
clear
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2115 m
1400m 1400m 1350m 800m 1300m

(1960m — 2536m)

44
26
57
moderate snow
light snow
clear
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2248 m
1300m 1350m 1250m 750m 1300m