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 0resorts. 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

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)
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

(1649m — 2124m)

Alto Campoo webcam
27
44
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
Mid station 1886 m
3550m 3550m 3700m 3600m 2750m

(1658m — 2300m)

Astún webcam
19
19
clear
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
Mid station 1979 m
3650m 3700m 3900m 3800m 3050m

(1500m — 2510m)

Baqueira/Beret webcam
opens in 33 days
15
24
clear
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
Mid station 2005 m
3500m 3550m 3800m 3900m 3200m

(2025m — 2749m)

7
9
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2387 m
3550m 3600m 3850m 3900m 3250m

(1541m — 2400m)

16
19
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1970 m
3650m 3700m 3900m 3800m 3100m

(1504m — 2636m)

Cerler webcam
7
9
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2070 m
3550m 3600m 3850m 3900m 3200m

(1501m — 2431m)

7
11
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1966 m
3550m 3550m 3850m 3900m 3250m

(1551m — 2200m)

18
22
clear
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
Mid station 1876 m
3650m 3700m 3850m 3850m 3100m

(1501m — 1951m)

Fuentes de Invierno webcam
15
30
clear
clear
clear
clear
light rain
Mid station 1726 m
3550m 3600m 3700m 3550m 2700m

(1650m — 2000m)

clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1825 m
3500m 3500m 3650m 3700m 3200m

(1547m — 2446m)

4
3
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1996 m
3450m 3550m 3850m 4000m 3300m

(1500m — 2273m)

1
4
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
Mid station 1886 m
3600m 3550m 3650m 3550m 3100m

(1600m — 1723m)

25
9
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1662 m
3550m 3650m 3800m 3800m 3000m

(1510m — 1800m)

5
25
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
Mid station 1655 m
3550m 3600m 3700m 3450m 2700m

(1300m — 1500m)

14
40
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
Mid station 1400 m
3550m 3650m 3750m 3650m 2750m

(1500m — 1800m)

Manzaneda webcam
1
14
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1650 m
3550m 3550m 3600m 3400m 2900m

(1600m — 2535m)

5
5
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2068 m
3450m 3550m 3850m 4000m 3300m

(1m — 3718m)

thunderstorm
rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 1860 m
3550m 3750m 3800m 3750m 3550m

(1530m — 2221m)

16
20
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1876 m
3650m 3650m 3850m 3850m 3150m

(948m — 2648m)

Picos De Europa webcam
28
43
clear
clear
clear
clear
light rain
Mid station 1798 m
3500m 3600m 3700m 3550m 2700m

(1701m — 2400m)

2
2
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2050 m
3550m 3600m 3900m 3950m 3300m

(1650m — 2441m)

3
4
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2046 m
3550m 3600m 3850m 3900m 3250m

(1763m — 2178m)

8
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
Mid station 1970 m
3500m 3450m 3600m 3500m 3150m

(1690m — 2060m)

5
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
Mid station 1875 m
3500m 3500m 3600m 3500m 3150m

(1399m — 2800m)

10
12
clear
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
Mid station 2100 m
3550m 3600m 3800m 3900m 3200m

(1500m — 2019m)

San-Isidro webcam
14
29
clear
clear
clear
clear
light rain
Mid station 1760 m
3550m 3550m 3700m 3550m 2700m

(1989m — 2368m)

Sierra de Béjar-La Covatilla webcam
12
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
rain showers
Mid station 2178 m
3350m 3300m 3500m 3450m 3100m

(2102m — 3300m)

Sierra Nevada webcam
1
10
clear
light rain
clear
clear
light rain
Mid station 2701 m
3400m 3400m 3500m 3600m 3350m

(1749m — 2249m)

11
15
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1999 m
3500m 3550m 3800m 3900m 3200m

(1701m — 2025m)

3
1
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
cloudy
Mid station 1863 m
3500m 3500m 3650m 3700m 3200m

(1859m — 2280m)

7
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
Mid station 2070 m
3450m 3450m 3550m 3500m 3150m

(1530m — 2124m)

Valdezcaray webcam
15
17
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1827 m
3600m 3600m 3800m 3700m 3000m

(1399m — 1899m)

6
21
clear
clear
clear
clear
light rain
Mid station 1649 m
3500m 3600m 3700m 3500m 2700m

(1970m — 2260m)

9
5
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2115 m
3450m 3550m 3850m 4000m 3350m

(1960m — 2536m)

12
6
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2248 m
3450m 3550m 3800m 4000m 3350m