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 After the huge snowfalls over the first half of March that transformed the Pyrenees from snow-starved to buried-deep, it has been a drier, sunnier, warmer week, although with some showers still - but now rain down low, with more snow up high. Thanks to all that snowfall, though, there's more terrain open still than there has been all season, and the runs will stay open longer than planned, to mid-April.

Andorra's huge Grandvalira area (110/185cm / 44/74") has about 90% of its slopes open, around 200km (125 miles) of runs, the most in the region.

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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Ski resorts of Spain, alphabetically

Resort
snow depth
top and bottom

on-piste

off-piste

Last Snow

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

(1649m — 2124m)

snow report 14 days ago

6 cm
15 days ago
4.0
12.0
4.0
light snow part cloud light snow cloud light snow
Mid station 1886 m
950m 1150m 1500m 1750m 1350m

(1658m — 2300m)

snow report 14 days ago

7 cm
14 days ago
6.0
20.0
7.0
snow showers clear light snow light snow light snow
Mid station 1979 m
850m 850m 1600m 1800m 1800m

(1538m — 2609m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 214 days 3.0 cm
yesterday
12.0
15.0
18.0
light snow part cloud light snow light snow snow showers
Mid station 2074 m
750m 850m 1600m 1850m 1500m

(2025m — 2749m)

snow report 14 days ago

2.0 cm
15 days ago
3.0
30.0
8.0
snow showers clear light snow light snow light snow
Mid station 2387 m
900m 950m 1700m 1850m 1750m

(1541m — 2400m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 221 days 5 cm
14 days ago
6.0
21.0
6.0
snow showers clear light snow light snow light snow
Mid station 1970 m
850m 900m 1600m 1800m 1800m

(1504m — 2636m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 221 days 1.0 cm
yesterday
5.0
23.0
10.0
snow showers clear light snow light snow snow showers
Mid station 2070 m
800m 900m 1650m 1850m 1750m

(1501m — 2431m)

snow report today

1.0 cm
yesterday
7.0
17.0
9.0
snow showers clear light snow light snow light snow
Mid station 1966 m
850m 900m 1650m 1850m 1550m

(1551m — 2200m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 221 days 1.0 cm
yesterday
7.0
21.0
7.0
snow showers part cloud light snow light snow light snow
Mid station 1876 m
800m 900m 1650m 1850m 1750m

(1501m — 1951m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 228 days 8 cm
15 days ago
2.0
8.0
1.0
light snow part cloud snow showers light snow light snow
Mid station 1726 m
1250m 1300m 1450m 1500m 1350m

(1650m — 2000m)

snow report 23 days ago

8 cm
23 days ago
4.0
2.0
3.0
part cloud clear cloud light rain rain showers
Mid station 1825 m
950m 900m 2200m 2050m 1900m

(1667m — 2537m)

snow report today

1.0 cm
yesterday
3.0
9.0
7.0
snow showers clear light snow light snow light snow
Mid station 2102 m
950m 950m 1600m 1850m 2000m

(1500m — 2273m)

snow report 14 days ago

1.0 cm
15 days ago
2.0
10.0
part cloud clear light snow light rain light snow
Mid station 1886 m
1000m 1200m 1950m 1900m 1550m

(1600m — 1723m)

snow report today

1.0 cm
yesterday
6.0
12.0
6.0
snow showers light snow light snow light rain thunderstorm
Mid station 1662 m
900m 1000m 1500m 1650m 1800m

(1510m — 1800m)

snow report 14 days ago

8 cm
15 days ago
15.0
cloud part cloud light snow light snow light snow
Mid station 1655 m
2050m 2100m 1600m 1300m 1250m

(1300m — 1500m)

snow report 6 days ago

1.0 cm
7 days ago
5.0
7.0
4.0
light snow part cloud light snow cloud light snow
Mid station 1400 m
1050m 1000m 1550m 1650m 1300m

(1500m — 1800m)

snow report 14 days ago

10 cm
15 days ago
15.0
clear part cloud light snow light snow light snow
Mid station 1650 m
2300m 2450m 1650m 1400m 1300m

(1600m — 2535m)

snow report yesterday

Masella webcam
opens in 221 days 1.0 cm
yesterday
5.0
9.0
8.0
snow showers clear light snow light snow light snow
Mid station 2068 m
950m 900m 1600m 1900m 2000m

(1m — 3718m)

snow report 31 days ago

1.0 cm
on 6 Feb
part cloud clear part cloud part cloud part cloud
Mid station 1860 m
4000m 3950m 3650m 3500m 3400m

(1530m — 2221m)

snow report today

1.0 cm
yesterday
6.0
22.0
7.0
snow showers part cloud light snow light snow light snow
Mid station 1876 m
850m 900m 1750m 1900m 1800m

(948m — 2648m)

snow report 14 days ago

14 cm
15 days ago
2.0
11.0
2.0
light snow part cloud light snow light snow light snow
Mid station 1798 m
1250m 1300m 1500m 1700m 1400m

(1701m — 2400m)

snow report 22 days ago

9 cm
23 days ago
8.0
7.0
part cloud clear light snow light snow snow showers
Mid station 2050 m
950m 1000m 1750m 1850m 1950m

(1650m — 2441m)

snow report 14 days ago

1.0 cm
15 days ago
3.0
15.0
4.0
snow showers clear light snow light snow light snow
Mid station 2046 m
850m 900m 1700m 1800m 1750m

(1763m — 2178m)

snow report 14 days ago

1.0 cm
15 days ago
2.0
9.0
1.0
part cloud part cloud light snow light rain light snow
Mid station 1970 m
1250m 1500m 2000m 1950m 1650m

(1690m — 2060m)

snow report 14 days ago

2.0 cm
15 days ago
4.0
10.0
part cloud clear light snow light rain snow showers
Mid station 1875 m
1200m 1450m 1950m 1900m 1600m

(1399m — 2800m)

snow report today

2.0 cm
yesterday
7.0
19.0
14.0
light snow part cloud light snow light snow snow showers
Mid station 2100 m
800m 900m 1600m 1850m 1650m

(1500m — 2019m)

snow report 14 days ago

San-Isidro webcam
7 cm
15 days ago
1.0
9.0
1.0
light snow part cloud snow showers light snow light snow
Mid station 1760 m
1250m 1300m 1450m 1500m 1300m

(1989m — 2368m)

snow report 15 days ago

Sierra de Béjar - La Covatilla webcam
2.0 cm
15 days ago
3.0
9.0
clear part cloud light snow light snow light snow
Mid station 2178 m
2300m 2700m 1950m 1950m 1500m

(2102m — 3300m)

snow report yesterday

90
20
Spring snow 3.0 cm
3 days ago
15.0
clear part cloud part cloud part cloud part cloud
Mid station 2701 m
2650m 2550m 2600m 2000m 2400m

(1749m — 2249m)

snow report today

3.0 cm
yesterday
11.0
10.0
14.0
light snow part cloud light snow light snow snow showers
Mid station 1999 m
750m 850m 1550m 1800m 1750m

(1701m — 2025m)

snow report 23 days ago

4 cm
23 days ago
3.0
2.0
1.0
cloud clear light rain light rain rain showers
Mid station 1863 m
1000m 900m 2000m 2000m 2000m

(1859m — 2280m)

snow report 14 days ago

1.0 cm
15 days ago
2.0
9.0
1.0
part cloud part cloud light snow light rain light snow
Mid station 2070 m
1250m 1650m 2050m 1950m 1650m

(1530m — 2124m)

snow report 14 days ago

6 cm
15 days ago
3.0
10.0
3.0
light snow clear light snow light rain light snow
Mid station 1827 m
950m 850m 1550m 1600m 1450m

(1399m — 1899m)

snow report 14 days ago

Valgrande-Pajares webcam
4 cm
15 days ago
1.0
6.0
light snow part cloud light snow light rain light snow
Mid station 1649 m
1500m 1350m 1500m 1650m 1300m

(1970m — 2260m)

snow report today

1.0 cm
yesterday
5.0
8.0
7.0
light snow clear light snow snow showers snow showers
Mid station 2115 m
850m 900m 1600m 1850m 2000m

(1960m — 2536m)

snow report today

Vallter 2000 webcam
1.0 cm
yesterday
4.0
6.0
8.0
light snow clear light snow snow showers snow showers
Mid station 2248 m
750m 850m 1550m 1800m 2050m