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

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)
Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

(1649m — 2124m)

snow report 9 days ago

Alto Campoo webcam
10 cm
9 days ago
14
17
24
snow showers
moderate snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1886 m
1350m 1350m 2400m 2400m 1950m

(1658m — 2300m)

snow report 2 days ago

6 cm
2 days ago
84
1
58
light snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1979 m
1250m 1300m 2150m 2100m 2050m

(1500m — 2510m)

snow report 2 days ago

90
60
Packed powder or groomed snow 17 cm
yesterday
62
2
32
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2005 m
1050m 1300m 2000m 2250m 2550m

(2025m — 2749m)

snow report yesterday

6 cm
yesterday
32
13
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2387 m
1050m 1250m 1950m 2450m 2400m

(1541m — 2400m)

snow report 2 days ago

130
40
Packed powder or groomed snow 5 cm
2 days ago
83
1
58
light snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1970 m
1250m 1250m 2100m 2150m 2050m

(1504m — 2636m)

snow report 2 days ago

Cerler webcam
85
25
Packed powder or groomed snow 6 cm
yesterday
38
24
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2070 m
1150m 1250m 2000m 2450m 2350m

(1501m — 2431m)

snow report yesterday

12 cm
yesterday
43
1
17
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1966 m
1050m 1250m 1900m 2300m 2450m

(1551m — 2200m)

snow report 2 days ago

Formigal webcam
110
20
Packed powder or groomed snow 7 cm
2 days ago
76
1
53
light snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1876 m
1200m 1300m 2150m 2150m 2100m

(1501m — 1951m)

snow report 2 days ago

Fuentes de Invierno webcam
150
30
Packed powder or groomed snow 9 cm
9 days ago
12
25
27
snow showers
light snow
light rain
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1726 m
1250m 1450m 2350m 2300m 1950m

(1650m — 2000m)

snow report 5 days ago

Javalambre webcam
10 cm
5 days ago
10
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1825 m
1550m 1400m 2600m 3600m 3000m

(1547m — 2446m)

snow report yesterday

6 cm
yesterday
19
1
6
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1996 m
1200m 1200m 1850m 2450m 2750m

(1500m — 2273m)

snow report 10 days ago

3 cm
10 days ago
6
4
9
partly cloudy
light snow
cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1886 m
1300m 1350m 2450m 3350m 2350m

(1600m — 1723m)

snow report yesterday

4 cm
yesterday
23
25
snow showers
light snow
moderate rain
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1662 m
1300m 1300m 2100m 2300m 2300m

(1510m — 1800m)

snow report 9 days ago

Leitariegos webcam
5 cm
9 days ago
16
19
24
light snow
heavy rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 1655 m
1200m 1500m 2300m 2150m 1900m

(1300m — 1500m)

snow report 8 days ago

6 cm
8 days ago
6
16
snow showers
moderate rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1400 m
1350m 1450m 2300m 2450m 2050m

(1500m — 1800m)

snow report 10 days ago

7 cm
10 days ago
7
15
11
light snow
heavy rain
light rain
light rain
heavy rain
Mid station 1650 m
1100m 1550m 2450m 2150m 2000m

(1600m — 2535m)

snow report 2 days ago

Masella webcam
75
25
Artificial 7 cm
yesterday
22
1
9
light snow
snow showers
moderate snow
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2068 m
1200m 1200m 1900m 2400m 2750m

(1m — 3718m)

clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1860 m
3800m 3700m 3850m 3800m 3500m

(1530m — 2221m)

snow report 2 days ago

Panticosa webcam
8 cm
2 days ago
63
1
47
snow showers
moderate snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1876 m
1200m 1300m 2150m 2250m 2150m

(948m — 2648m)

snow report 9 days ago

Picos De Europa webcam
15 cm
9 days ago
17
26
38
light snow
light snow
light rain
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1798 m
1250m 1450m 2300m 2350m 1950m

(1701m — 2400m)

snow report 6 days ago

3 cm
6 days ago
5
1
light snow
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2050 m
1350m 1250m 1500m 2550m 2800m

(1650m — 2441m)

snow report yesterday

Port-Ainé webcam
7 cm
yesterday
27
1
9
light snow
snow showers
moderate snow
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2046 m
1100m 1250m 1700m 2400m 2450m

(1763m — 2178m)

snow report 9 days ago

11 cm
9 days ago
5
8
8
partly cloudy
light snow
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1970 m
1350m 1400m 2650m 3300m 2450m

(1690m — 2060m)

snow report 9 days ago

7 cm
9 days ago
8
5
11
partly cloudy
light snow
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1875 m
1300m 1400m 2550m 3300m 2400m

(1399m — 2800m)

snow report yesterday

11 cm
yesterday
46
1
25
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2100 m
1050m 1250m 2000m 2350m 2400m

(1500m — 2019m)

snow report 9 days ago

San-Isidro webcam
11 cm
9 days ago
12
27
26
snow showers
light snow
light rain
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1760 m
1250m 1450m 2350m 2250m 1950m

(1989m — 2368m)

snow report 9 days ago

Sierra de Béjar - La Covatilla webcam
11 cm
9 days ago
3
40
9
clear
light snow
cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 2178 m
1400m 1500m 2550m 3250m 2150m

(2102m — 3300m)

snow report 2 days ago

80
20
Packed powder or groomed snow 5 cm
8 days ago
1
7
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2701 m
2750m 2050m 2450m 3550m 3100m

(1749m — 2249m)

snow report yesterday

18 cm
yesterday
59
3
29
light snow
light snow
heavy snow
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1999 m
1000m 1250m 1850m 2150m 2600m

(1701m — 2025m)

snow report 5 days ago

Valdelinares webcam
15 cm
5 days ago
4
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1863 m
1400m 1300m 2600m 3600m 3050m

(1859m — 2280m)

snow report 9 days ago

13 cm
9 days ago
4
8
6
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2070 m
1350m 1400m 2650m 3300m 2500m

(1530m — 2124m)

snow report 9 days ago

Valdezcaray webcam
1 cm
9 days ago
7
5
12
partly cloudy
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1827 m
1350m 1400m 2350m 3200m 2050m

(1399m — 1899m)

snow report 9 days ago

Valgrande-Pajares webcam
9 cm
9 days ago
11
14
23
snow showers
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1649 m
1350m 1450m 2350m 2250m 2000m

(1970m — 2260m)

snow report yesterday

9 cm
yesterday
27
1
9
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2115 m
1200m 1200m 1950m 2450m 2950m

(1960m — 2536m)

snow report yesterday

Vallter 2000 webcam
12 cm
yesterday
31
2
10
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2248 m
1200m 1200m 1950m 2400m 3000m