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


SPAIN / ANDORRA REPORT A week of fairly warm weather and no fresh snowfall in the Pyrenees where the position remains as it has done for the past few months; the French Pyrenees closed in terms of ski lifts operating and ski areas in Andorra and Spain (some) open but only to people living locally.

That means most continue to operate around a quarter to a third of their terrain to fit demand, with Spain's largest area Baqueira Beret (110/130cm / 44/52") and Grandvalira (40/95cm / 16/38"), in Andorra, operating the largest areas. It's not been too warm since the weekend, still above freezing but only a few degrees.

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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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)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

(1649m — 2124m)

snow report 6 days ago

2 cm
6 days ago
7
4
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 1886 m
1300m 1050m 1100m 2150m 2300m

(1658m — 2300m)

snow report yesterday

Astún webcam
1 cm
yesterday
6
7
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1979 m
1700m 1400m 1200m 1600m 2400m

(1538m — 2609m)

snow report 2 days ago

130
110
Spring snow 5 cm
yesterday
9
8
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2074 m
1600m 1550m 1300m 1250m 2550m

(2025m — 2749m)

snow report yesterday

9 cm
yesterday
5
5
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2387 m
1500m 1600m 1250m 1450m 2600m

(1541m — 2400m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 28 days 1 cm
yesterday
5
7
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1970 m
1700m 1450m 1250m 1650m 2450m

(1504m — 2636m)

snow report yesterday

Cerler webcam
5 cm
yesterday
7
7
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2070 m
1650m 1600m 1300m 1400m 2550m

(1501m — 2431m)

snow report yesterday

6 cm
yesterday
5
5
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1966 m
1550m 1600m 1250m 1300m 2600m

(1551m — 2200m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
7
7
light snow
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1876 m
1650m 1450m 1150m 1500m 2400m

(1501m — 1951m)

snow report 2 days ago

170
30
Packed powder or groomed snow 5 cm
6 days ago
4
4
cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 1726 m
1350m 1000m 1050m 2100m 2250m

(1650m — 2000m)

snow report 13 days ago

Javalambre webcam
13 cm
13 days ago
7
3
cloudy
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1825 m
1750m 1750m 1450m 1850m 2850m

(1667m — 2537m)

snow report yesterday

10 cm
yesterday
12
11
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2102 m
1650m 1700m 1400m 1450m 2750m

(1500m — 2273m)

snow report 6 days ago

1 cm
6 days ago
6
6
light rain
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1886 m
1950m 1500m 1350m 2000m 2850m

(1600m — 1723m)

snow report 13 days ago

5 cm
13 days ago
2
3
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1662 m
1550m 1250m 1100m 1550m 2050m

(1510m — 1800m)

snow report 6 days ago

5 cm
6 days ago
3
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1655 m
1350m 1100m 1000m 2250m 2150m

(1300m — 1500m)

snow report 13 days ago

11 cm
13 days ago
3
2
cloudy
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1400 m
1250m 950m 1050m 2150m 2250m

(1500m — 1800m)

snow report 6 days ago

1 cm
6 days ago
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1650 m
1900m 1300m 1300m 2450m 2350m

(1600m — 2535m)

snow report 2 days ago

Masella webcam
70
20
Packed powder or groomed snow 8 cm
yesterday
11
10
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2068 m
1650m 1700m 1350m 1450m 2750m

(1m — 3718m)

snow report 30 days ago

7 cm
30 days ago
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1860 m
3350m 3500m 3550m 3950m 3950m

(1530m — 2221m)

snow report yesterday

Panticosa webcam
2 cm
yesterday
7
7
light snow
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1876 m
1600m 1450m 1150m 1500m 2450m

(948m — 2648m)

snow report 6 days ago

Picos De Europa webcam
3 cm
6 days ago
6
7
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 1798 m
1250m 1050m 1050m 2200m 2200m

(1701m — 2400m)

snow report yesterday

12 cm
yesterday
13
13
light snow
moderate snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2050 m
1750m 1600m 1550m 1550m 2900m

(1650m — 2441m)

snow report yesterday

Port-Ainé webcam
8 cm
yesterday
5
5
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2046 m
1600m 1650m 1300m 1250m 2650m

(1763m — 2178m)

snow report 13 days ago

15 cm
13 days ago
4
4
light snow
snow showers
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1970 m
1950m 1750m 1500m 2100m 3000m

(1690m — 2060m)

snow report 6 days ago

1 cm
6 days ago
4
4
rain showers
snow showers
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1875 m
1950m 1700m 1350m 2100m 2900m

(1399m — 2800m)

snow report yesterday

5 cm
yesterday
7
7
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2100 m
1550m 1550m 1300m 1300m 2500m

(1500m — 2019m)

snow report 6 days ago

San-Isidro webcam
5 cm
6 days ago
4
4
cloudy
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 1760 m
1350m 1000m 1050m 2050m 2250m

(1989m — 2368m)

snow report 13 days ago

Sierra de Béjar - La Covatilla webcam
20 cm
13 days ago
2
2
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2178 m
2100m 1800m 1350m 2350m 3050m

(2102m — 3300m)

snow report 2 days ago

100
30
Artificial 2 cm
yesterday
15
11
light snow
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 2701 m
2250m 2050m 1950m 2000m 2800m

(1749m — 2249m)

snow report yesterday

5 cm
yesterday
8
6
light snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1999 m
1550m 1500m 1300m 1050m 2600m

(1701m — 2025m)

snow report 13 days ago

Valdelinares webcam
8 cm
13 days ago
8
6
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1863 m
1750m 1700m 1450m 1800m 2850m

(1859m — 2280m)

snow report 13 days ago

14 cm
13 days ago
4
4
light snow
snow showers
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2070 m
1950m 1700m 1450m 2150m 3000m

(1530m — 2124m)

snow report 7 days ago

1 cm
7 days ago
5
5
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1827 m
1700m 1150m 1000m 1950m 2550m

(1399m — 1899m)

snow report 6 days ago

Valgrande-Pajares webcam
3 cm
6 days ago
2
3
cloudy
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1649 m
1250m 950m 1000m 2250m 2200m

(1970m — 2260m)

snow report yesterday

9 cm
yesterday
8
8
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2115 m
1650m 1700m 1350m 1400m 2750m

(1960m — 2536m)

snow report yesterday

Vallter 2000 webcam
10 cm
yesterday
9
9
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2248 m
1650m 1650m 1300m 1400m 2750m