Top 10 ski resorts in Spain

by Lorraine Williamson
ski resorts in Spain

Spain is known for the fantastic, almost all-year-round sunshine, but did you know, there are over 30 ski resorts in Spain. That´s over 1,000 km of slopes and almost 350 ski lifts!

Skiresort.info has put together a list of the best ski resorts in Spain. Their top tip for the best ski resorts in Spain, is La Molina/Masella – Alp2500. Moreover, it gets 4.3 out of 5 stars. However, the largest ski resorts offer up to 165 kilometres of slopes such as Baqueira/Beret. The highest ski resorts in Spain extend up to an altitude of 3,282 metres (Sierra Nevada – Pradollano).

Furthermore, their tip for the best value for money is the ski resort La Molina/Masella – Alp2500.

Here InSpain.news, look at the top 10 voted by Ski Resort Info, but if you want to find out about the others, click here.

La Molina/Masella – Alp2500

In the number 1 position, with 4.3 out of 5 stars is La Molina/​Masella – Alp2500  in Girona, Catalonia. The ski resort La Molina/​Masella – Alp2500 is located in the Province of Girona (Catalonia ). Furthermore, for skiing and snowboarding, there are 145 km of slopes available. The guests are transported by 33 lifts. And, the winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,616 and 2,537m.

Alp 2500 combines the winter sports areas of Masella and La Molina. La Molina is the oldest ski resort in Spain. Moreover, the first ski lift went into operation in 1943. There are slopes of all difficulty levels for skiing and snowboarding. These are accessed mainly by chairlifts. The ski resort is around two hours’ drive from Barcelona.

Baqueira/Beret

Also, in Cataluyna is number 2, Baqueira/​Beret. The ski resort Baqueira/​Beret is located in Val d’Aran (Catalonia, Lleida). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 165 km of slopes and 5 km of ski routes available. The guests are transported by 36 lifts. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,500 and 2,610m.

The Baqueira Beret ski resort is one of the most well-known in Spain. It is also one of the largest and best ski resorts in the Pyrenees. It stretches across Baqueira, Beret and Bonaigua. The slopes at Bequeira Beret are mainly accessed with modern chairlifts. Due to the snow-reliable location, the ski season usually begins in November and goes until the end of April. Ski holiday accommodations are found in the village of Baqueira.

Formigal

At number 3, we move to Huesca. The ski resort of Formigal is located in the Province of Huesca (Aragon). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 143km of slopes available. 21 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,501 and 2,265m.

The Formigal ski resort is one of the best and most modern in all of Spain and the Pyrenees. It stretches across the four connected valleys of Tres Hombres-Sextas, Izas-Sarrios, Anayet and Portalet. The variety ranges from very easy slopes to extremely steep slopes and freeride areas. The Formigal ski resort is located directly on the French/Spanish border in the western section of the Pyrenees.

Cerler

Coming in at number 4, also in Huesca is Cerler

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The ski resort Cerler is located in the Province of Huesca (Aragon). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 80 km of slopes available. 20 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,500 and 2,630m.

Most of the ski resort of Cerler is located above 2,000 metres. The lifts provide access to several summits around the Pico Cerler in the centre. All main connections are linked by chairlifts. Slopes of all difficulty levels are in mainly open terrain above the treeline.

Sierra Nevada

Half-way through the top ten, at number 5 we have, the well-known Sierra Nevada.

The ski resort Sierra Nevada – Pradollano is located in the Province of Granada (Andalucia). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 106.8 km of slopes available. 21 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 2,100 and 3,282m.

Boí Taüll

Number 6, and it´s back to Cataluyna – Skiing Boí Taüll. The ski resort Boí Taüll is located in the Province of Lleida (Catalonia). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 45km of slopes available. 11 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 2,035 and 2,751m.

Panticosa

Number 7 is in Huesca – The ski resort of Panticosa is located in the Province of Huesca (Aragon). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 35 km of slopes available. 10 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,146 and 2,204m.

Espot Esqui

Number 8 is once again in Catalunya – The ski resort Espot Esqui is located in the Province of Lleida (Catalonia)). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 25 km of slopes available. 3 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,510 and 2,291m.

Candanchú

We move back to Huesca for number 9 – The ski resort Candanchú is located in the Province of Huesca (Aragon). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 50 km of slopes and 11.2 km of ski routes available. 24 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,514 and 2,236m.

Astún

Last, but by no means least on our list of the top 10 best ski resorts in Spain is also in Huesca – Skiing Astún. The ski resort Astún is located in the Province of Huesca (Aragon). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 39.9 km of slopes and 10.1 km of ski routes available. 12 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,655 and 2,272m.

The other resorts include areas such as;

  • La Rioja
  • Castilla y León
  • Asturias
  • Cantabria
  • Madrid
  • Aragon
  • Galicia

Also read: The start of the snow season in Spain

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