What are the best ski destinations in Spain during the Christmas period?

Spain is not just the land of the sun! During the winter you can also show your ski skills at the numerous available ski slopes. Traditionally, the Spaniards go to the mountains during the Christmas period to stand on the slats for the first time of the year. Spain has an offer of thousands of kilometers of ski runs, with all kinds of difficulty levels, spread over 34 ski areas. In this article you can find the best places to spend your winter holiday.

In Spain you can not only enjoy a real summer holiday because thanks to the many mountains of this country overhere you can also go for a nice winter holiday. In the North of Spain you will find  34 ski resorts such as the Cantabrian Mountains, the Picos de Europa and the Pyrenees. In central of Spain there is the Castilian Mountains (Sistema Central) and in the south you can go to the Sierra Nevada near Granada.

Unfortunately, there is not as much snow everywhere, some ski stations are closed due to lack of snow. However, below you can find the best ski slopes for 2018-2019, with the most snow during the Christmas period.

Sierra Nevada (Granada)

The ski resort Sierra Nevada is currently the place to be on the slats! This region is close to the tropical coast (Costa Tropical) so you can even enjoy a beautiful sea view during your ski-session!

At the moment, 67 km of ski area is open in the Sierra Nevada and 82 different ski pistes are available thanks to the snow depth of 150 cm.

The Catalan Pyrenees

In the Catalan Pyrenees, the Baqueira ski station will be opened during this Christmas with 96 km of ski area and 65 different pistes with a snow depth of 55 cm. In the Masella area 36 pistes have been opened with 42 km of ski area and a snow depth of 65 cm. The Boi Taull region has opened 32 km of skiing area with 32 pistes for skiing enthusiasts and offers snow depths of up to 90 cm.

In the Port Ainé ski area you can ski on 17 slopes with 17 km of ski area and a snow depth of 50 cm. In Espot, Vall de Nuria and Vallter 2000 there is much less snow at your disposal and at this moment it is not yet known how many kilometers of pistes will be open.

The Aragonese Pyrenees – Cerler

In the state of Aragón in the middle of the Pyrenees is the ski resort Cerler located and here you can use 42 km ski area with no less than 39 ski slopes.

As of 26 December, the ski resorts Astún (Aragon), Candanchú and Formigal-Panticosa will be open but at this moment it is not clear how many slopes you will be able to use.

Source: 21/12/2018, based on an article written by Remco Stoffer, commissioned by, and published on