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.

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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)
Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed

(1649m — 2124m)

Alto Campoo webcam
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 1886 m
4200m 4150m 3850m 3800m 3950m

(1658m — 2300m)

Astún webcam
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 1979 m
4100m 4050m 3950m 3750m 3850m

(1500m — 2510m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 2005 m
4100m 4050m 4050m 3850m 3750m

(2025m — 2749m)

clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 2387 m
4150m 4100m 3950m 3750m 3800m

(1541m — 2400m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 1970 m
4100m 4050m 3950m 3700m 3850m

(1504m — 2636m)

Cerler webcam
opens in 98 days
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 2070 m
4150m 4050m 4000m 3750m 3800m

(1501m — 2431m)

partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 1966 m
4100m 4100m 4000m 3800m 3750m

(1551m — 2200m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 1876 m
4150m 4050m 3950m 3750m 3850m

(1501m — 1951m)

Fuentes de Invierno webcam
opens in 113 days
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 1726 m
4200m 4100m 3850m 3850m 4000m

(1650m — 2000m)

clear
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partly cloudy
Mid station 1825 m
4250m 4150m 4200m 3650m 4000m

(1547m — 2446m)

thunderstorm
partly cloudy
clear
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 1996 m
4050m 4000m 4050m 3900m 3750m

(1500m — 2273m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
clear
Mid station 1886 m
4350m 4250m 3900m 3750m 4050m

(1600m — 1723m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 1662 m
4150m 4100m 3900m 3750m 3800m

(1510m — 1800m)

Leitariegos webcam
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 1655 m
4150m 4000m 3800m 3950m 4050m

(1300m — 1500m)

clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
partly cloudy
Mid station 1400 m
4200m 4200m 3900m 3850m 3950m

(1500m — 1800m)

partly cloudy
light rain
thunderstorm
clear
clear
Mid station 1650 m
4150m 3950m 3750m 4000m 4150m

(1600m — 2535m)

Masella webcam
opens in 70 days
thunderstorm
partly cloudy
clear
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 2068 m
4050m 4000m 4050m 3900m 3750m

(1m — 3718m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1860 m
5050m 4850m 4750m 4750m 4900m

(1530m — 2221m)

clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 1876 m
4150m 4050m 4000m 3750m 3850m

(948m — 2648m)

Picos De Europa webcam
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 1798 m
4200m 4050m 3850m 3800m 3950m

(1701m — 2400m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 2050 m
4050m 4000m 4100m 3800m 3750m

(1650m — 2441m)

Port-Ainé webcam
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 2046 m
4100m 4050m 4000m 3750m 3750m

(1763m — 2178m)

clear
clear
thunderstorm
rain showers
clear
Mid station 1970 m
4350m 4200m 3850m 3750m 4100m

(1690m — 2060m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1875 m
4350m 4250m 3850m 3750m 4100m

(1399m — 2800m)

clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 2100 m
4150m 4100m 4000m 3800m 3750m

(1500m — 2019m)

San-Isidro webcam
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 1760 m
4200m 4100m 3850m 3850m 4000m

(1989m — 2368m)

Sierra de Béjar - La Covatilla webcam
clear
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
rain showers
clear
Mid station 2178 m
4300m 4150m 3750m 3750m 4200m

(2102m — 3300m)

Sierra Nevada webcam
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
clear
Mid station 2701 m
4650m 4450m 4250m 4150m 4600m

(1749m — 2249m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 1999 m
4100m 4050m 4050m 3850m 3700m

(1701m — 2025m)

clear
clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
Mid station 1863 m
4250m 4200m 4100m 3750m 3950m

(1859m — 2280m)

clear
clear
thunderstorm
rain showers
clear
Mid station 2070 m
4350m 4200m 3850m 3750m 4100m

(1530m — 2124m)

Valdezcaray webcam
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
moderate rain
clear
Mid station 1827 m
4300m 4250m 3950m 3800m 4000m

(1399m — 1899m)

Valgrande-Pajares webcam
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 1649 m
4200m 4050m 3850m 3850m 4000m

(1970m — 2260m)

thunderstorm
partly cloudy
clear
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 2115 m
4050m 4000m 4100m 3900m 3700m

(1960m — 2536m)

thunderstorm
rain showers
partly cloudy
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 2248 m
4050m 4000m 4100m 3900m 3700m