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 Another mostly dry week in the Pyrenees and it is coming up towards a month now since the last significant snowfall. This led to a report going vital at news outlets around the world of a small French resort using a helicopter to bring in snow from higher altitudes to patch up snow cover in order to keep operating; however, this really just reflects an almost worldwide phenomenon this winter, so far, that small, low ski areas are suffering from lack of cover whilst the bigger, higher areas are doing ok from snow built up in big falls earlier in the season (which fell as rain lower down).

So areas like Andorra's Grandvalira (5/135cm / 18/45") are fully open with 240km of runs to explore even though the snow cover is getting a little old now.

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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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)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

(1649m — 2124m)

snow report 6 days ago

Alto Campoo webcam
1 cm
6 days ago
1
9
clear
clear
snow showers
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1886 m
3550m 2950m 1750m 1300m 1700m

(1658m — 2300m)

snow report 26 days ago

Astún webcam
3 cm
26 days ago
1
9
20
clear
clear
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1979 m
3700m 3050m 1500m 850m 950m

(1538m — 2609m)

snow report 2 days ago

160
60
Packed powder or groomed snow 1 cm
29 days ago
1
5
15
clear
clear
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 2074 m
3600m 3150m 1600m 850m 1050m

(2025m — 2749m)

snow report 28 days ago

5 cm
28 days ago
6
clear
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
clear
Mid station 2387 m
3650m 3250m 1750m 1050m 1300m

(1541m — 2400m)

snow report today

3 cm
26 days ago
1
8
19
clear
clear
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1970 m
3700m 3100m 1500m 850m 950m

(1504m — 2636m)

snow report 2 days ago

Cerler webcam
140
30
Packed powder or groomed snow 1 cm
29 days ago
2
9
clear
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 2070 m
3650m 3200m 1750m 950m 1150m

(1501m — 2431m)

snow report 28 days ago

3 cm
28 days ago
2
8
clear
clear
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1966 m
3600m 3200m 1700m 950m 1100m

(1551m — 2200m)

snow report 2 days ago

Formigal webcam
135
35
Spring snow 4 cm
26 days ago
1
7
19
clear
clear
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1876 m
3700m 3150m 1500m 850m 1050m

(1501m — 1951m)

snow report 2 days ago

50
Spring snow 1 cm
6 days ago
1
16
clear
clear
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1726 m
3500m 2900m 1550m 1150m 2350m

(1650m — 2000m)

snow report 28 days ago

Javalambre webcam
3 cm
28 days ago
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1825 m
3650m 3400m 2700m 1800m 2100m

(1547m — 2446m)

snow report 28 days ago

3 cm
28 days ago
3
clear
clear
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1996 m
3550m 3300m 1950m 1150m 1100m

(1500m — 2273m)

snow report 15 days ago

1 cm
15 days ago
2
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1886 m
3600m 3100m 2300m 1350m 2350m

(1600m — 1723m)

snow report 6 days ago

1 cm
6 days ago
1
5
20
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1662 m
3650m 2900m 1350m 950m 1000m

(1510m — 1800m)

snow report 15 days ago

Leitariegos webcam
4 cm
15 days ago
1
18
clear
clear
rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1655 m
3450m 2900m 1600m 1250m 2450m

(1300m — 1500m)

2
12
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 1400 m
3550m 2900m 1450m 1200m 1500m

(1500m — 1800m)

snow report 15 days ago

3 cm
15 days ago
2
9
clear
clear
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1650 m
3350m 2900m 1650m 1150m 2950m

(1600m — 2535m)

snow report 2 days ago

Masella webcam
180
40
Packed powder or groomed snow 3 cm
28 days ago
4
clear
clear
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 2068 m
3550m 3300m 1900m 1150m 1100m

(1m — 3718m)

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

(1530m — 2221m)

snow report 26 days ago

Panticosa webcam
4 cm
26 days ago
1
6
16
clear
clear
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1876 m
3700m 3200m 1550m 900m 1200m

(948m — 2648m)

snow report 6 days ago

Picos De Europa webcam
1 cm
6 days ago
2
1
27
clear
clear
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1798 m
3500m 2850m 1500m 1250m 2100m

(1701m — 2400m)

snow report 29 days ago

2 cm
29 days ago
1
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 2050 m
3600m 3400m 2050m 1250m 1200m

(1650m — 2441m)

snow report 28 days ago

Port-Ainé webcam
3 cm
28 days ago
4
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 2046 m
3600m 3250m 1800m 1000m 1050m

(1763m — 2178m)

snow report 28 days ago

11 cm
28 days ago
2
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1970 m
3550m 3200m 2450m 1400m 2700m

(1690m — 2060m)

snow report 28 days ago

7 cm
28 days ago
3
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1875 m
3550m 3150m 2400m 1400m 2600m

(1399m — 2800m)

snow report 29 days ago

2 cm
29 days ago
3
12
clear
clear
snow showers
snow showers
clear
Mid station 2100 m
3650m 3200m 1650m 900m 1050m

(1500m — 2019m)

snow report 15 days ago

San-Isidro webcam
3 cm
15 days ago
1
15
clear
clear
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1760 m
3500m 2900m 1600m 1150m 2350m

(1989m — 2368m)

snow report 15 days ago

Sierra de Béjar - La Covatilla webcam
1 cm
15 days ago
1
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2178 m
3300m 3050m 2500m 2400m 3150m

(2102m — 3300m)

snow report 2 days ago

200
20
Packed powder or groomed snow 13 cm
28 days ago
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2701 m
3350m 3300m 3200m 3100m 3300m

(1749m — 2249m)

snow report 28 days ago

2 cm
28 days ago
5
12
clear
clear
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1999 m
3600m 3150m 1650m 850m 850m

(1701m — 2025m)

snow report 28 days ago

Valdelinares webcam
3 cm
28 days ago
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1863 m
3700m 3400m 2650m 1450m 1700m

(1859m — 2280m)

snow report 28 days ago

12 cm
28 days ago
1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2070 m
3550m 3200m 2450m 1400m 2750m

(1530m — 2124m)

snow report 27 days ago

Valdezcaray webcam
1 cm
27 days ago
4
clear
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1827 m
3600m 3000m 2100m 1350m 1900m

(1399m — 1899m)

snow report 15 days ago

Valgrande-Pajares webcam
3 cm
15 days ago
9
clear
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1649 m
3500m 2900m 1800m 1150m 2600m

(1970m — 2260m)

snow report 28 days ago

2 cm
28 days ago
3
clear
clear
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 2115 m
3550m 3300m 1950m 1150m 1150m

(1960m — 2536m)

snow report 28 days ago

Vallter 2000 webcam
2 cm
28 days ago
3
clear
clear
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 2248 m
3550m 3300m 1950m 1100m 1150m