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Ski and Snowboarding Resorts in Spain

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Skiing is a relatively popular sport in Spain. As well as being famous for its hot climate, Spain has a number of mountain ranges ideally suited for skiing and winter sports. For this reason there are 34 ski resorts scattered throughout Asturias, Cantabria, Galicia, Castilla y Le贸n, La Rioja, Catalonia, Arag贸n, the region of Madrid and Andalucia.

Skiing first became popular in Spain in 1908. The sport began in the province of Barcelona (in the Peguera peaks) and, initially, it was mainly self-taught. The Spanish Ski Federation (Federaci贸n Espa帽ola de Esqu铆) was founded in 1941, which led to an increase in the sport's popularity among Spaniards as skilled instructors came to Spain from central European countries.

 

 

Skiing in the Sierra Nevada (region of Andalusia, southern Spain)

Skiing is one of the most important sports in the province of Granada. The Sierra Nevada is made up of countless interconnected and high-quality ski slopes. The Pico del Veleta lies within the boundaries of the Sierra Nevada ski resort which, with an altitude of 3,392m, is the highest of all the mountains in the Iberian Peninsula.

 

Skiing in the Pyrenees

The Pyrenees mountain range has excellent conditions for skiing, although the majority of its ski resorts are situated in the eastern and axial zones which have particularly outstanding conditions for skiing, snowboardin and other winter sports. The regions of Arag贸n and Catalonia have the best infrastructures for skiing and the practice of winter sports. Catalonia is the spanish region with the largest influx of visitors when the winter resorts open for business each season.


Ski Resorts in the province of Girona/Gerona - Catalonia


Ski Resorts in the province of Lleida/L茅ridaCatalonia

 

Ski Resorts in the province of Huesca - Arag贸n

 

Ski resorts in Andorra

  • Grandvalira with a total slope area of 193 km. and 930 m. of drop.

    • The Soldeu/El Tarter sector
    • The Pas de la Casa/Grau Roig sector
  • Vallnord
    • The Pal/Arinsal sector: 63 km. of slopes and 1,010 m. of drop
    • The Ordino/Arcalis sector: 30 km. of slopes and 685 m. of drop

 

 

Skiing in the Cantabrian Mountain Range

The Cantabrian mountain range offers excellent conditions for skiing, although the low altitude location of its ski resorts has occasionally led to problems with low snow levels. The ski resorts on the mountain range are small and sloping, and are mainly aimed at local skiers.

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Skiing in the Iberian System (Northern Spain)

The group of mountains that make up the Iberian system don't have a high enough altitude or the correct orientation to get the amount of snow fall required for skiing. However, two mountain masses are located at both the north and south ends of the mountain range on which skiing is possible on a regular basis. The north of the Demanda mountain range and the Urbi贸n peaks are also excellent locations for skiing. The southern regions of los Montes Universales have good conditions for alpine and cross-country skiing.

 

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Skiing in the Central System

The central mountain range, situated between the provinces of Madrid and Segovia, also has highly suitable conditions for skiing and winter sports. The Navacerrada, Valdesqui and la Pinilla ski resorts (the latter situated in Segovia), together with the Covatilla resort in Salamanca are the main ski stations in the central system.


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