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 25resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Spain

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Ski resorts of Spain, alphabetically

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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)
Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed

(1649m — 2124m)

snow report 2 days ago

Alto Campoo webcam
35 cm
2 days ago
3
3
cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1886 m
3050m 2000m 2050m 2450m 1600m

(1658m — 2300m)

snow report yesterday

Astún webcam
2 cm
yesterday
17
7
heavy rain
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1979 m
2300m 2150m 1700m 2400m 1550m

(1500m — 2510m)

snow report yesterday

Baqueira/Beret webcam
45
25
Packed 23 cm
yesterday
7
4
moderate rain
light snow
clear
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2005 m
2100m 2350m 1400m 2450m 1650m

(2025m — 2749m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
5
3
moderate rain
light snow
clear
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2387 m
2300m 2450m 1600m 2000m 1650m

(1541m — 2400m)

snow report yesterday

Candanchu webcam
20
10
opens in 5 days 25 cm
yesterday
16
7
heavy rain
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1970 m
2300m 2150m 1750m 2350m 1550m

(1504m — 2636m)

snow report yesterday

Cerler webcam
90
Packed 8 cm
yesterday
8
2
moderate rain
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 2070 m
2400m 2400m 1600m 2250m 1700m

(1501m — 2431m)

snow report yesterday

28 cm
yesterday
4
3
light rain
light snow
clear
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1966 m
2150m 2400m 1550m 2150m 1600m

(1551m — 2200m)

snow report yesterday

Formigal webcam
opens in 5 days 20 cm
yesterday
9
8
heavy rain
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1876 m
2250m 2200m 1700m 2300m 1600m

(1501m — 1951m)

snow report yesterday

Fuentes de Invierno webcam
opens in 5 days 2 cm
yesterday
2
5
light rain
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1726 m
2950m 1900m 1800m 2300m 1400m

(1650m — 2000m)

snow report yesterday

Javalambre webcam
63 cm
yesterday
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1825 m
3000m 2950m 2000m 2900m 2000m

(1547m — 2446m)

snow report yesterday

68 cm
yesterday
2
rain showers
light snow
clear
cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 1996 m
2450m 2500m 1750m 2450m 1750m

(1500m — 2273m)

snow report 2 days ago

81 cm
2 days ago
3
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1886 m
2950m 2200m 2050m 2500m 1550m

(1600m — 1723m)

snow report yesterday

12 cm
yesterday
6
1
rain showers
snow showers
clear
light rain
clear
Mid station 1662 m
2450m 2050m 1850m 2550m 1600m

(1510m — 1800m)

snow report yesterday

Leitariegos webcam
11 cm
yesterday
7
11
light rain
moderate snow
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1655 m
2900m 1850m 1800m 2150m 1450m

(1300m — 1500m)

snow report yesterday

42 cm
yesterday
1
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
light rain
snow showers
Mid station 1400 m
3000m 2050m 2150m 2450m 1650m

(1500m — 1800m)

snow report yesterday

Manzaneda webcam
1 cm
yesterday
4
11
light rain
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1650 m
2950m 1950m 2000m 2300m 1600m

(1600m — 2535m)

snow report yesterday

Masella webcam
50
Artificial 7 cm
yesterday
2
rain showers
light snow
clear
cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 2068 m
2400m 2500m 1700m 2500m 1750m

(1m — 3718m)

snow report 22 days ago

11 cm
22 days ago
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1860 m
4300m 4100m 3850m 3900m 4000m

(1530m — 2221m)

snow report yesterday

61 cm
yesterday
9
8
heavy rain
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1876 m
2350m 2250m 1700m 2200m 1600m

(948m — 2648m)

snow report yesterday

Picos De Europa webcam
87 cm
yesterday
5
3
light rain
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1798 m
2950m 1950m 2000m 2500m 1600m

(1701m — 2400m)

snow report yesterday

30 cm
yesterday
light rain
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 2050 m
2600m 2550m 1900m 2300m 1850m

(1650m — 2441m)

snow report 2 days ago

Port-Ainé webcam
18 cm
2 days ago
1
1
light rain
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 2046 m
2300m 2500m 1650m 2150m 1650m

(1763m — 2178m)

snow report 2 days ago

70 cm
2 days ago
6
3
rain showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1970 m
3000m 2350m 2150m 2550m 1650m

(1690m — 2060m)

snow report 2 days ago

99 cm
2 days ago
3
light rain
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1875 m
2950m 2250m 2100m 2500m 1550m

(1399m — 2800m)

snow report yesterday

26 cm
yesterday
10
3
moderate rain
light snow
clear
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2100 m
2200m 2400m 1500m 2350m 1700m

(1500m — 2019m)

snow report yesterday

San-Isidro webcam
2 cm
yesterday
2
6
light rain
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1760 m
2950m 1900m 1700m 2250m 1350m

(1989m — 2368m)

snow report 2 days ago

Sierra de Béjar-La Covatilla webcam
54 cm
2 days ago
15
4
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 2178 m
3100m 2400m 2350m 2600m 1800m

(2102m — 3300m)

snow report yesterday

Sierra Nevada webcam
150
20
Packed 14 cm
yesterday
4
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2701 m
3250m 3250m 3300m 3250m 2800m

(1749m — 2249m)

snow report yesterday

44 cm
yesterday
6
2
light rain
light snow
clear
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1999 m
2100m 2350m 1500m 2500m 1600m

(1701m — 2025m)

snow report yesterday

Valdelinares webcam
4 cm
yesterday
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1863 m
2900m 2800m 1950m 2900m 2000m

(1859m — 2280m)

snow report 2 days ago

8 cm
2 days ago
13
3
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 2070 m
3050m 2400m 2150m 2600m 1700m

(1530m — 2124m)

snow report yesterday

Valdezcaray webcam
5 cm
yesterday
4
cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1827 m
2900m 2250m 1950m 2450m 1550m

(1399m — 1899m)

snow report 2 days ago

Valgrande-Pajares webcam
24 cm
2 days ago
2
4
light rain
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1649 m
2950m 1950m 1650m 2250m 1500m

(1970m — 2260m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
2
3
rain showers
light snow
clear
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2115 m
2400m 2500m 1700m 2650m 1850m

(1960m — 2536m)

snow report yesterday

Vallter 2000 webcam
50 cm
yesterday
3
3
rain showers
light snow
clear
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2248 m
2350m 2500m 1700m 2650m 1900m