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 23resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 2 are reporting good piste conditions.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Spain

All resorts

Best piste conditions (2)

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)
Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

(1649m — 2124m)

Alto Campoo webcam
4
4
5
clear
partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1886 m
3000m 2900m 2250m 1800m 1900m

(1658m — 2300m)

Astún webcam
27
26
clear
clear
rain showers
moderate snow
snow showers
Mid station 1979 m
3000m 3000m 2500m 1700m 1650m

(1500m — 2510m)

snow report yesterday

Baqueira/Beret webcam
210
90

Good

Varied
5 cm
3 days ago
15
29
clear
clear
thunderstorm
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2005 m
2900m 3150m 2650m 1800m 1550m

(2025m — 2749m)

Boi Taull webcam
1
8
31
clear
clear
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 2387 m
2900m 3050m 2400m 1850m 1750m

(1541m — 2400m)

snow report 2 days ago

Candanchu webcam
170
70
Spring 3 days ago
27
25
clear
clear
rain showers
moderate snow
snow showers
Mid station 1970 m
3000m 3000m 2450m 1750m 1650m

(1504m — 2636m)

snow report 2 days ago

Cerler webcam
280
90
Spring 3 days ago
8
36
clear
clear
rain showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 2070 m
2950m 3050m 2450m 1800m 1700m

(1501m — 2431m)

8
15
clear
clear
rain showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 1966 m
2900m 3150m 2550m 1850m 1700m

(1551m — 2200m)

snow report yesterday

Formigal webcam
190
50
Spring snow
Varied
2 cm
2 days ago
25
25
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
moderate snow
snow showers
Mid station 1876 m
2950m 3000m 2450m 1750m 1650m

(1501m — 1951m)

snow report 2 days ago

Fuentes de Invierno webcam
60
20
Spring 5 days ago
5
1
2
partly cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1726 m
2850m 2800m 2150m 1700m 2000m

(1650m — 2000m)

Javalambre webcam
21
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
Mid station 1825 m
2950m 3150m 2800m 2000m 1950m

(1547m — 2446m)

snow report yesterday

130
30
Spring snow
Varied
5 cm
3 days ago
6
19
clear
clear
rain showers
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1996 m
2950m 3150m 2750m 2000m 1900m

(1500m — 2273m)

1
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
Mid station 1886 m
3100m 3050m 2400m 1850m 2250m

(1600m — 1723m)

26
4
clear
clear
thunderstorm
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 1662 m
3000m 3050m 2550m 1600m 1550m

(1510m — 1800m)

Leitariegos webcam
5
1
clear
cloudy
rain showers
light snow
clear
Mid station 1655 m
2800m 2650m 1950m 1750m 2250m

(1300m — 1500m)

1
2
clear
partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1400 m
3000m 3000m 2350m 1600m 1600m

(1500m — 1800m)

Manzaneda webcam
8
2
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 1650 m
2800m 2600m 1900m 1850m 2650m

(1600m — 2535m)

7
20
clear
clear
rain showers
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2068 m
2950m 3200m 2750m 1950m 1850m

(1m — 3718m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1860 m
3900m 4200m 4450m 4500m 4400m

(1530m — 2221m)

Panticosa webcam
22
29
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1876 m
2900m 3000m 2450m 1800m 1700m

(948m — 2648m)

Picos De Europa webcam
6
2
4
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1798 m
2900m 2850m 2200m 1650m 1950m

(1701m — 2400m)

6
9
clear
clear
rain showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 2050 m
3000m 3150m 2650m 2050m 2000m

(1650m — 2441m)

4
9
clear
clear
rain showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 2046 m
2950m 3100m 2450m 1900m 1800m

(1763m — 2178m)

clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
Mid station 1970 m
3050m 3000m 2450m 2050m 2450m

(1690m — 2060m)

clear
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1875 m
3050m 3000m 2400m 1900m 2350m

(1399m — 2800m)

10
34
clear
clear
rain showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 2100 m
2950m 3100m 2500m 1800m 1650m

(1500m — 2019m)

San-Isidro webcam
5
1
3
partly cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1760 m
2850m 2800m 2150m 1700m 2000m

(1989m — 2368m)

snow report 5 days ago

Sierra de Béjar-La Covatilla webcam
90
30
Slushy
Powder
40 cm
6 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2178 m
3050m 2900m 2350m 2150m 3050m

(2102m — 3300m)

snow report 2 days ago

Sierra Nevada webcam
200
50

Good

Varied
2 cm
3 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2701 m
3200m 3350m 3150m 2800m 3150m

(1700m — 2400m)

13
17
clear
clear
rain showers
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2050 m
2950m 3200m 2650m 1850m 1600m

(1701m — 2025m)

Valdelinares webcam
45
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1863 m
2950m 3150m 2800m 2000m 1900m

(1859m — 2280m)

Valdesqui webcam
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
Mid station 2070 m
3050m 3000m 2500m 2100m 2500m

(1530m — 2124m)

Valdezcaray webcam
3
2
clear
partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1827 m
3100m 3050m 2350m 1800m 1700m

(1399m — 1899m)

2
clear
cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 1649 m
2850m 2750m 2150m 1900m 2100m

(1970m — 2260m)

11
30
clear
clear
rain showers
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2115 m
2900m 3250m 2900m 2050m 1850m

(1960m — 2536m)

Vallter 2000 webcam
14
36
clear
clear
light rain
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2248 m
2850m 3250m 2950m 2100m 1800m