The scenic mountains of Spain contain some of the best backcountry adventures in the whole of Europe. The picturesque Pyrenees naturally forms a beautiful and rugged border between Spain and France. While the Cantabrian Mountains stretch across the northern frontiers of Spain from Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia. Visit between January and April for ideal backcountry skiing conditions.
Located in the Iberian Peninsula in the southwest of Europe, Spain is home to almost 47 million people. It is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea, to the west by Portugal, to the northeast by France and Andorra, and northwest by the Bay of Biscay. The Pyrenees Mountain range extends the northern borders from the Mediterranean Sea to the Bay of Biscay. In the south, the main mountain ranges are the Sierra Morena and the Baetic System.
The rugged regions of Spain are characterised by a cool and cold climate while receiving heavy snowfalls.
Visit between January and April for ideal backcountry skiing conditions.
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