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


SPAIN / ANDORRA REPORT It continues to look good in the Pyrenees although the season start may well be a month away. There was more significant snowfall to start the week and ski areas in the French and Spanish Pyrenees posted pictures of very white-looking ski areas for late October; however, we have so far not heard of any considering opening early.

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Spain.

Fresh snow is forecast at 0 resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

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Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Spain

All resorts

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)
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue

(1649m — 2124m)

snow report 5 days ago

Alto Campoo webcam
2 cm
5 days ago
4
5
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
light snow
Mid station 1886 m
3750m 3350m 3500m 3250m 1300m

(1658m — 2300m)

snow report 3 days ago

Astún webcam
55 cm
3 days ago
5
1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1979 m
3900m 3500m 3350m 3350m 1700m

(1538m — 2609m)

snow report 3 days ago

opens in 35 days 29 cm
3 days ago
17
1
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
moderate snow
Mid station 2074 m
3900m 3600m 3650m 3650m 1900m

(2025m — 2749m)

snow report 4 days ago

20 cm
4 days ago
15
2
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
moderate snow
Mid station 2387 m
3950m 3650m 3700m 3550m 2250m

(1541m — 2400m)

snow report 3 days ago

opens in 35 days 51 cm
3 days ago
2
1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1970 m
3900m 3500m 3350m 3350m 1750m

(1504m — 2636m)

snow report 4 days ago

Cerler webcam
opens in 22 days 15 cm
4 days ago
13
1
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
moderate snow
Mid station 2070 m
3950m 3650m 3650m 3550m 2100m

(1501m — 2431m)

snow report 4 days ago

18 cm
4 days ago
13
1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
moderate snow
Mid station 1966 m
3950m 3650m 3700m 3600m 2050m

(1551m — 2200m)

snow report 3 days ago

opens in 22 days 47 cm
3 days ago
3
1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1876 m
3900m 3550m 3400m 3400m 1800m

(1501m — 1951m)

snow report 5 days ago

opens in 29 days 2 cm
5 days ago
4
clear
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light snow
Mid station 1726 m
3650m 3350m 3450m 3050m 1250m

(1650m — 2000m)

snow report 4 days ago

Javalambre webcam
1 cm
4 days ago
15
2
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
Mid station 1825 m
3950m 3550m 3750m 3550m 2650m

(1667m — 2537m)

snow report 4 days ago

11 cm
4 days ago
11
clear
clear
clear
clear
moderate snow
Mid station 2102 m
3900m 3700m 3700m 3600m 2300m

(1500m — 2273m)

snow report 4 days ago

6 cm
4 days ago
2
7
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1886 m
3700m 3500m 3450m 3550m 2150m

(1600m — 1723m)

snow report 3 days ago

34 cm
3 days ago
7
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1662 m
3850m 3350m 3400m 3400m 1450m

(1510m — 1800m)

snow report 4 days ago

9 cm
4 days ago
2
clear
cloudy
cloudy
moderate rain
snow showers
Mid station 1655 m
3600m 3250m 3600m 3050m 1300m

(1300m — 1500m)

snow report 14 days ago

8 cm
14 days ago
4
clear
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
light snow
Mid station 1400 m
3750m 3350m 3450m 3250m 1350m

(1500m — 1800m)

snow report 4 days ago

6 cm
4 days ago
1
clear
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 1650 m
3600m 3250m 3500m 3250m 1450m

(1600m — 2535m)

snow report 4 days ago

Masella webcam
opens in 22 days 10 cm
4 days ago
11
clear
clear
clear
clear
moderate snow
Mid station 2068 m
3900m 3700m 3700m 3650m 2300m

(1m — 3718m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1860 m
4200m 4100m 4000m 3950m 3900m

(1530m — 2221m)

snow report 3 days ago

41 cm
3 days ago
2
1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1876 m
3900m 3550m 3400m 3400m 1950m

(948m — 2648m)

snow report 5 days ago

Picos De Europa webcam
3 cm
5 days ago
6
clear
cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
light snow
Mid station 1798 m
3650m 3200m 3400m 3100m 1300m

(1701m — 2400m)

snow report 4 days ago

3 cm
4 days ago
4
clear
clear
clear
clear
heavy rain
Mid station 2050 m
4000m 3750m 3700m 3550m 2450m

(1650m — 2441m)

snow report 4 days ago

Port-Ainé webcam
14 cm
4 days ago
12
1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
moderate snow
Mid station 2046 m
3950m 3700m 3750m 3550m 2200m

(1763m — 2178m)

snow report 4 days ago

3 cm
4 days ago
4
13
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1970 m
3700m 3500m 3500m 3500m 2450m

(1690m — 2060m)

snow report 4 days ago

5 cm
4 days ago
3
6
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1875 m
3700m 3500m 3450m 3550m 2300m

(1399m — 2800m)

snow report 4 days ago

18 cm
4 days ago
15
1
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
moderate snow
Mid station 2100 m
3950m 3650m 3650m 3600m 2000m

(1500m — 2019m)

snow report 5 days ago

San-Isidro webcam
2 cm
5 days ago
3
clear
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light snow
Mid station 1760 m
3650m 3400m 3450m 3050m 1250m

(1989m — 2368m)

snow report 4 days ago

Sierra de Béjar - La Covatilla webcam
5 cm
4 days ago
16
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2178 m
3600m 3400m 3450m 3550m 2750m

(2102m — 3300m)

opens in 29 days
2
9
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2701 m
3800m 3600m 3600m 3700m 3150m

(1749m — 2249m)

snow report 4 days ago

31 cm
4 days ago
16
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
moderate snow
Mid station 1999 m
3900m 3650m 3700m 3650m 1850m

(1701m — 2025m)

snow report 4 days ago

2 cm
4 days ago
14
1
clear
clear
clear
clear
light rain
Mid station 1863 m
3950m 3600m 3700m 3500m 2550m

(1859m — 2280m)

snow report 4 days ago

2 cm
4 days ago
4
13
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2070 m
3700m 3500m 3500m 3500m 2500m

(1530m — 2124m)

snow report 4 days ago

1 cm
4 days ago
3
4
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1827 m
3750m 3500m 3650m 3450m 1350m

(1399m — 1899m)

snow report 5 days ago

Valgrande-Pajares webcam
1 cm
5 days ago
3
clear
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light snow
Mid station 1649 m
3650m 3450m 3600m 3050m 1250m

(1970m — 2260m)

snow report 4 days ago

13 cm
4 days ago
11
clear
clear
clear
clear
moderate snow
Mid station 2115 m
3850m 3700m 3700m 3650m 2250m

(1960m — 2536m)

snow report 4 days ago

15 cm
4 days ago
11
clear
clear
clear
clear
moderate snow
Mid station 2248 m
3850m 3700m 3650m 3650m 2200m