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Backcountry Skiing in Spain

Head deep into the Iberian backcountry to explore scenic snowy Spain

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.
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Uli Lebkuechner

5.00

January, 2022

Ski mountaineering 2-day course in the Cantabrian mountains

Miguel was a wonderful guide, we could not have found anyone better

Stephan Kuratli

4.00

February, 2019

Val d’Aran Full-Day Guided Group Heliskiing

it was a great experience. I have done heliskiing several times and I enjoyed it. However, some of the rides, especially the first ones, were in my opinion a little bit too short and could have easily been extended since it was enough snow. But all in all, it was great, and great service, guides and very professional.

Ekaterina Kurlygina-Queiroz

4.00

January, 2019

2-day Ski Touring Course in Sierra Nevada, Spain

Was great!

Stewart

5.00

December, 2018

5-day ski touring program in the Pyrenees

Excellent experience! Martin is a real expert guide and he managed to adapt the program even when the snow conditions were poor so that we still got to do everything we wanted. Very honest, reliable, and friendly guide. He's very education focussed so we came away from the holiday with a lot of new skills as well. Outstanding trip.

Marc Ortolo

5.00

April, 2018

Aiguestortes and San Mauricio National Park 4-day ski tour

This was a great 4-day hut-to-hut ski experience in the Pyrenees. The national park of Aiguestortes is beautiful and we had a lot of snow. Martin is a professional and social guide. He makes sure that the trip takes place from a pleasant and secure way. Due to the weather conditions we couldn't do the climb to the Montardo and to the Ratera, but Martin organized some alternatives to enjoy the 4 days. We were an international group and could communicate with Martin in English.

Willy

5.00

April, 2017

Thermal ski touring in Val d’Aran, Pyrenees

The helicopter was a surprise and it was awesome, it was a great first time experience in the backcountry. Our guide, Roger, was really helpful and patient with us and we found really good snow.  The hiking up was especially tiring when it was really hot but the skiing was epic.

Sarah

5.00

April, 2017

Thermal ski touring in Val d’Aran, Pyrenees

Roger, our guide, really made the trip memorable for us. He had a challenge every day to plan the route according to the snow conditions, temperatures (it was quite warm), the skills and endurance of our kids and keeping it fun for all of us. It really showed that he put thought into planning each day and wanted to find the best route for us to enjoy the backcountry and get some good skiing!  He knows the area so well and every day he planned was awesome. The helicopter trip. It was planned by Roger and something we never would have thought of doing for our children's first backcountry experience but it was absolutely the best. "Double thumbs up" according to Willy, our son. The location that Roger picked out for the skiing and the hotel, Bahns de Tredos, was perfect for being in the backcountry all day and then returning to the hotel for a delicious late lunch, thermal hot tub soak and then a gourmet dinner all in a hut/backcountry setting.  We felt very spoiled!

Maddy

5.00

April, 2017

Thermal ski touring in Val d’Aran, Pyrenees

If I had to describe the trip in 4 words : 'It was epic-ally awesome


 

There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Spain

Reach the wildest spots in Spain when winter arrives for unforgettable skiing adventures. The Pyrenees is a range of picturesque peaks and varying slopes that runs along the border between Spain and France. As such it has played a significant part in their history. While the Cantabrian Mountains are home to high peaks and ridges, and offer scenic landscapes of dense forested slopes.

 

Good to know:

Country code

+34

Currency

Euro

Language

Spanish

Best time to visit

Visit between January and April for ideal backcountry skiing conditions

Weather

The rugged regions of Spain are characterised by a cool and cold climate while receiving heavy snowfalls

More info about Backcountry Skiing in Spain:

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

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