Winter Tourism in Spain: ski resorts and recommended Boutique Hotels

Spain has always been a summer destination. Its many beautiful and sunny beaches, the nice weather, the cheerful people and the incomparable gastronomy bring each year more tourists from all around the globe during the warmest months. What most people ignore is that Spain is a lot more than that.

Sierra Nevada, Granada, Andalusia. Winter Tourism in Spain

Did you know that Spain is the second country in Europe, after Switzerland, with most mountain ranges with ski resorts?…Hundreds of miles are waiting for you to go down the hill with your skis or boards. Around 1.000 Kilometres of quality marked trails and slopes located in over 36 superb ski resorts, half of which are proud owners of the Q awards for their quality tourism facilities and services offered.

Wherever you go in Spain, you may find a ski resort not too far by car. Here we divide the different main mountain ranges and the closest Boutique Hotels that we have (max. 1hr 30min away) to make your stay in Spain not just fun for the snow but also relaxing and delicious for the chosen hotel.

Winter Tourism in Spain

PYRENEES MOUNTAIN RANGE:

Northeast Spain, in the natural frontier with France and Andorra. It´s full of ski resorts, the most famous ones are Formigal and Baqueira Beret, but all of them are great during around 4 to 5 months.

Recommended hotels:

Hotel Can Boix de Peramola, Lerida region.

 

Hotel La Garriga de Castelladral, Barcelona region.

 

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CANTABRIAN MOUNTAIN RANGE:

Northwest Spain. Its special northern charm and gastronomy will give you a 110% of what you could expect.

Recommended hotels:

Hotel El Jardín de Carrejo, Cantabria region.

Hotel Torre de Villademoros, in Asturias region.

Hotel Casa Doñano / Donano, in Lugo region.

  • Both are close to the ski resort “Valgrande

Hotel Posada La Pascasia, Zamora region.

Hotel Posada Real La Cartería, located also in Zamora.

  • Both are not too far from the ski resort “Manzaneda

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IBERIAN MOUNTAIN RANGE:

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Located on the first northeast quadrant, oriented to the centre of Spain, it has three main ski resorts. The one we are going to pay attention to is the one located on the top of the Iberian mountain range, called Valdezcaray ski resort  and the prestigious hotel less that 30 minutes away from it, called Hotel Echaurren, in La Rioja region. Its restaurant chef,Francis Paniego, has a prestigious Michelin star.

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.CENTRAL MOUNTAIN RANGE:

As its very own name indicates, it´s the most centred mountain range of the Iberian Peninsula, from east over Madrid to almost reach Portugal on the west side.

Recommended hotels:

Hotel & SPA Molino de Alcuneza, in Guadalajara region  it´s on the eastern part of the range, the closest ski resort is called “La Pinilla

Hotel Esquiladores Posada Real, in Avila region.

Hotel Milano Real

Hotel El Milano Real, also in Avila.

Hotel Esquiladores Posada Real

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Hotel & SPA Túnel del Hada, in Caceres region.

On the west side of the range, close from the ski resort, the three  hotels are relatively close from each other and even closer from the ski resort “La Covatilla

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PENIBETICO MOUNTAIN RANGE:

It´s the most meridional mountain range of Spain, but despite its location, it has one of the most famous ski resorts of all, Sierra Nevada, in Granada region with around 5 months of snow each season.

Recommended hotel:

Hotel La Almunia del Valle, in the very city of Granada

Wherever you decide to go, you will enjoy the entire day for both, the snow and the quality of the resorts (Spain is one of the best value ski destinations in the EEC) and also for the great experience and warmth that you will always find in any of the before mentioned hotels.

The resorts offer not just slopes and trails but a whole lot of facilities, snowmaking equipment, ski schools, winter sports activities, etc.

This entire service is slowly making this country a hot spot and I’m not referring to the long sunny days we are used to relate to Spain.

Come see us in winter too!