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

All resorts

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)
Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed

(1649m — 2124m)

snow report 4 days ago

Alto Campoo webcam
1 cm
4 days ago
1
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1886 m
2650m 2550m 1900m 2250m 2850m

(1658m — 2300m)

snow report 4 days ago

Astún webcam
1 cm
4 days ago
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1979 m
2550m 2600m 2350m 2200m 2500m

(1500m — 2510m)

snow report yesterday

Baqueira/Beret webcam
185
105
Spring snow 6 cm
4 days ago
partly cloudy
rain showers
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 2005 m
2550m 2550m 2200m 1950m 2400m

(2025m — 2749m)

snow report 4 days ago

1 cm
4 days ago
4
1
light rain
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 2387 m
2550m 2600m 2450m 2250m 2400m

(1541m — 2400m)

snow report today

Candanchu webcam
12
12
1 cm
4 days ago
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1970 m
2550m 2600m 2400m 2250m 2500m

(1504m — 2636m)

snow report yesterday

Cerler webcam
110
40
Spring snow 1 cm
4 days ago
1
cloudy
light rain
snow showers
clear
clear
Mid station 2070 m
2600m 2600m 2400m 2200m 2500m

(1501m — 2431m)

snow report 4 days ago

2 cm
4 days ago
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
Mid station 1966 m
2550m 2600m 2350m 2050m 2450m

(1551m — 2200m)

snow report yesterday

Formigal webcam
85
30
Spring snow 2 cm
4 days ago
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1876 m
2550m 2600m 2400m 2200m 2450m

(1501m — 1951m)

snow report yesterday

Fuentes de Invierno webcam
160
15
Spring snow 2 cm
10 days ago
clear
rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1726 m
2650m 2600m 2300m 2400m 2950m

(1650m — 2000m)

Javalambre webcam
1
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1825 m
2400m 2550m 2600m 2100m 2150m

(1547m — 2446m)

snow report 4 days ago

1 cm
4 days ago
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
clear
clear
Mid station 1996 m
2650m 2650m 2450m 2200m 2400m

(1500m — 2273m)

snow report 15 days ago

1 cm
15 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1886 m
2550m 2600m 2550m 2700m 2500m

(1600m — 1723m)

snow report 4 days ago

6 cm
4 days ago
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1662 m
2650m 2600m 2050m 2200m 2800m

(1510m — 1800m)

snow report 10 days ago

Leitariegos webcam
1 cm
10 days ago
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1655 m
2600m 2650m 2550m 2950m 3150m

(1300m — 1500m)

snow report 4 days ago

5 cm
4 days ago
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1400 m
2650m 2550m 1900m 2250m 2950m

(1500m — 1800m)

snow report 10 days ago

1 cm
10 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1650 m
2600m 2650m 2700m 3000m 3100m

(1600m — 2535m)

snow report yesterday

Masella webcam
65
20
Spring snow 1 cm
4 days ago
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
clear
clear
Mid station 2068 m
2600m 2600m 2450m 2150m 2400m

(1m — 3718m)

clear
light rain
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 1860 m
3600m 3150m 2400m 2800m 2850m

(1530m — 2221m)

snow report 4 days ago

2 cm
4 days ago
1
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1876 m
2550m 2600m 2400m 2350m 2500m

(948m — 2648m)

snow report 10 days ago

Picos De Europa webcam
2 cm
10 days ago
clear
rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1798 m
2600m 2550m 2150m 2600m 3000m

(1701m — 2400m)

snow report 16 days ago

6 cm
16 days ago
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
Mid station 2050 m
2650m 2650m 2550m 2350m 2350m

(1650m — 2441m)

snow report 10 days ago

Port-Ainé webcam
1 cm
10 days ago
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 2046 m
2600m 2600m 2450m 2200m 2450m

(1763m — 2178m)

snow report 15 days ago

3 cm
15 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1970 m
2500m 2550m 2600m 2750m 2350m

(1690m — 2060m)

snow report 15 days ago

2 cm
15 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1875 m
2550m 2600m 2600m 2750m 2550m

(1399m — 2800m)

snow report 4 days ago

2 cm
4 days ago
light rain
light rain
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 2100 m
2550m 2550m 2300m 2050m 2450m

(1500m — 2019m)

snow report 10 days ago

San-Isidro webcam
2 cm
10 days ago
clear
rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1760 m
2650m 2600m 2350m 2350m 2900m

(1989m — 2368m)

snow report 15 days ago

Sierra de Béjar - La Covatilla webcam
26 cm
15 days ago
5
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2178 m
2550m 2550m 2650m 2900m 2950m

(2102m — 3300m)

snow report yesterday

Sierra Nevada webcam
200
50
Spring snow 3 cm
2 days ago
17
15
5
snow showers
moderate snow
snow showers
light rain
moderate snow
Mid station 2701 m
2300m 2400m 2800m 3200m 2750m

(1749m — 2249m)

snow report 4 days ago

4 cm
4 days ago
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1999 m
2550m 2600m 2250m 1950m 2450m

(1701m — 2025m)

Valdelinares webcam
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1863 m
2400m 2550m 2500m 2100m 2100m

(1859m — 2280m)

snow report 15 days ago

3 cm
15 days ago
1
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2070 m
2500m 2550m 2600m 2750m 2300m

(1530m — 2124m)

snow report 4 days ago

Valdezcaray webcam
4 cm
4 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1827 m
2600m 2600m 1950m 2150m 2700m

(1399m — 1899m)

snow report 10 days ago

Valgrande-Pajares webcam
1 cm
10 days ago
clear
rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1649 m
2600m 2600m 2250m 2700m 2950m

(1970m — 2260m)

snow report 4 days ago

2 cm
4 days ago
partly cloudy
rain showers
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 2115 m
2600m 2600m 2450m 2100m 2350m

(1960m — 2536m)

snow report 4 days ago

Vallter 2000 webcam
2 cm
4 days ago
partly cloudy
light rain
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 2248 m
2600m 2600m 2400m 2050m 2300m