Ski Resorts in Spain

Ski holidays in Spain are not everyone's first thought! There's no vast range of linked pistes, but resorts are relatively unspoilt, lively and enjoyable. Ski Spain and choose between the Sierra Nevada range and the Pyrenees.

What's The Atmosphere Like?

The atmosphere can best be summed up as friendly and relaxed. The ski schools have a good reputation and the resorts are great for families and children. The apres ski gets more lively as the evening goes on.

How many resorts are there?

There are 34 ski resorts but the main ones include the resorts of Formigal, Panticosa and Bacqueira.

Who Is It Best For?

Many ski resorts in Spain have excellent facilities for beginners, making this the perfect destination if you want to build up your confidence on the slopes. There is also plenty of choice for intermediates and the more experienced skier too.

The two main skiing areas are the Pyrenees in the north and the internationally recognised Sierra Nevada further south in Andalucia. One of the largest and best ski resorts in Spain is Baqueira-Beret, whilst other resorts are more low-key and less crowded.

Staying Here

Spain offers a good range of accommodation which should suit all budgets. It is particularly good for small family run hotels, so again a great choice for families.

Getting Here

Skiing in Spain is great as it is a destination well set up with flights from the UK. Get to Barcelona and in less than 2 hours you can access la Molina and Masella ski resorts. Get to Zaragoza and in less than 2 and a half hours you will be in Formigal, Candanchu and Panticosa.

Ski Resorts

Resort NameLow AltitudeHigh AltitudeVertical DropLongest RunBeginnerEasyIntermediateAdvanced/ExpertSkiingBoardingAprèsFamiliesOverall
Baqueira-Beret1100 m2510 m1410 m6.0 km636297Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingFR Toulouse (2h 33m)ES Zaragoza (4h 4m)
Candanchú1500 m2400 m900 m0.0981417Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingES Zaragoza (2h 29m)FR Toulouse (3h 38m)
Cerler1500 m2650 m1150 m0.0815157Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingES Zaragoza (3h 49m)FR Toulouse (3h 35m)
Fórmigal1500 m2250 m750 m4.0 km7193338Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingES Zaragoza (2h 13m)FR Toulouse (3h 14m)
La Covatilla0 m0 m0 m0.0---Star ratingStar rating
La Molina1700 m2446 m746 m4.0 km1316177Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingES Barcelona (1h 47m)FR Toulouse (2h 44m)
Masella1600 m2537 m937 m0.0924229Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingES Barcelona (1h 55m)FR Toulouse (2h 38m)
Panticosa1500 m2220 m720 m4.0 km414164Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingES Zaragoza (2h 26m)FR Toulouse (4h 7m)
San Isidro1520 m2155 m635 m2.0 km48123Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingES Zaragoza (2h 41m)
Sierra Nevada2100 m3306 m1206 m6.0 km1636429Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating

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