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
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snow (cm)
Weather Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

(1649m — 2124m)

snow report yesterday

Alto Campoo webcam
42 cm
yesterday
8
1
5
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1886 m
2250m 2550m 1550m 2050m 3000m

(1658m — 2300m)

snow report yesterday

Astún webcam
2 cm
yesterday
9
3
9
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
heavy rain
Mid station 1979 m
1950m 2650m 1700m 1800m 2600m

(1500m — 2510m)

snow report 3 days ago

Baqueira/Beret webcam
45
25
Packed 3 days ago
6
1
17
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
heavy rain
Mid station 2005 m
1650m 2750m 1800m 1700m 2400m

(2025m — 2749m)

snow report yesterday

45 cm
yesterday
3
1
6
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
clear
light rain
Mid station 2387 m
1700m 2250m 1700m 1700m 2450m

(1541m — 2400m)

snow report today

Candanchu webcam
20
10
opens in 3 days
9
3
8
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
heavy rain
Mid station 1970 m
1900m 2600m 1650m 1750m 2600m

(1504m — 2636m)

snow report 3 days ago

Cerler webcam
90
Packed 21 days ago
4
1
7
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
moderate rain
Mid station 2070 m
1800m 2550m 1800m 1750m 2500m

(1501m — 2431m)

snow report yesterday

17 cm
yesterday
4
1
8
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
clear
moderate rain
Mid station 1966 m
1700m 2550m 1800m 1700m 2450m

(1551m — 2200m)

snow report yesterday

Formigal webcam
opens in 3 days 11 cm
yesterday
10
3
8
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
heavy rain
Mid station 1876 m
1900m 2550m 1650m 1750m 2600m

(1501m — 1951m)

snow report yesterday

Fuentes de Invierno webcam
opens in 3 days 18 cm
yesterday
10
3
3
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1726 m
2000m 2400m 1400m 2050m 3050m

(1650m — 2000m)

snow report 3 days ago

Javalambre webcam
8 cm
3 days ago
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1825 m
2400m 3150m 2250m 2100m 2950m

(1547m — 2446m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
1
9
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1996 m
1850m 2700m 1950m 1750m 2600m

(1500m — 2273m)

snow report 4 days ago

7 cm
4 days ago
3
partly cloudy
rain showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1886 m
2200m 2700m 1700m 2000m 2900m

(1600m — 1723m)

snow report yesterday

17 cm
yesterday
2
13
partly cloudy
cloudy
snow showers
clear
moderate rain
Mid station 1662 m
2050m 2750m 1700m 1850m 2750m

(1510m — 1800m)

snow report yesterday

Leitariegos webcam
2 cm
yesterday
17
1
4
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
light rain
light rain
Mid station 1655 m
2200m 2150m 1500m 2150m 3100m

(1300m — 1500m)

snow report yesterday

28 cm
yesterday
1
8
partly cloudy
light rain
snow showers
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1400 m
2250m 2650m 1700m 2150m 3000m

(1500m — 1800m)

snow report yesterday

Manzaneda webcam
3 cm
yesterday
12
1
3
partly cloudy
moderate snow
light snow
light rain
light rain
Mid station 1650 m
2250m 2200m 1600m 2350m 3100m

(1600m — 2535m)

snow report 3 days ago

Masella webcam
50
Artificial 50 days ago
1
10
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 2068 m
1800m 2700m 1950m 1750m 2550m

(1m — 3718m)

snow report 24 days ago

13 cm
24 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1860 m
3850m 3950m 4000m 4100m 4150m

(1530m — 2221m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
9
3
8
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
heavy rain
Mid station 1876 m
1900m 2500m 1650m 1750m 2600m

(948m — 2648m)

snow report yesterday

Picos De Europa webcam
38 cm
yesterday
8
1
4
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 1798 m
2100m 2550m 1600m 2150m 2950m

(1701m — 2400m)

snow report yesterday

6 cm
yesterday
6
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
cloudy
Mid station 2050 m
2000m 2700m 2000m 1800m 2700m

(1650m — 2441m)

snow report yesterday

Port-Ainé webcam
5 cm
yesterday
1
6
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
clear
light rain
Mid station 2046 m
1800m 2500m 1850m 1750m 2550m

(1763m — 2178m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
5
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1970 m
2300m 2750m 1750m 2100m 3000m

(1690m — 2060m)

snow report 4 days ago

22 cm
4 days ago
5
1
partly cloudy
rain showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1875 m
2250m 2700m 1650m 2050m 3000m

(1399m — 2800m)

snow report yesterday

3 cm
yesterday
5
1
10
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
moderate rain
Mid station 2100 m
1750m 2650m 1800m 1750m 2450m

(1500m — 2019m)

snow report yesterday

San-Isidro webcam
3 cm
yesterday
11
3
4
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1760 m
1900m 2350m 1400m 2000m 3050m

(1989m — 2368m)

snow report yesterday

Sierra de Béjar-La Covatilla webcam
3 cm
yesterday
5
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2178 m
2550m 2750m 1850m 2250m 3150m

(2102m — 3300m)

snow report 3 days ago

Sierra Nevada webcam
150
20
Packed 25 days ago
1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2701 m
3350m 3450m 2950m 2750m 3200m

(1749m — 2249m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
4
16
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
clear
moderate rain
Mid station 1999 m
1800m 2850m 1900m 1700m 2450m

(1701m — 2025m)

snow report 3 days ago

Valdelinares webcam
2 cm
3 days ago
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1863 m
2250m 3150m 2200m 2000m 2900m

(1859m — 2280m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
5
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 2070 m
2350m 2750m 1800m 2150m 3050m

(1530m — 2124m)

snow report 3 days ago

Valdezcaray webcam
42 cm
3 days ago
1
1
8
partly cloudy
light rain
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 1827 m
2150m 2650m 1700m 2000m 2850m

(1399m — 1899m)

snow report yesterday

Valgrande-Pajares webcam
33 cm
yesterday
7
1
3
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 1649 m
1800m 2300m 1500m 2200m 3150m

(1970m — 2260m)

snow report yesterday

6 cm
yesterday
1
10
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 2115 m
1800m 2850m 2050m 1750m 2550m

(1960m — 2536m)

snow report yesterday

Vallter 2000 webcam
40 cm
yesterday
3
10
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 2248 m
1750m 2900m 2100m 1750m 2550m