SKIING IN SPAIN
Skiing in Spain
If you are like most people, when you think of Spain, there are certain things that come to your mind. For the majority of people, the things they associate with Spain include wine, breathtaking beaches and top of the line food. However, one of the things that most people don't automatically associate with Spain is skiing. But, even though skiing may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Spain, this does not mean that there isn't great skiing in Spain. In fact, you can find great skiing locations throughout the country of Spain.
If you look at where the major skiing resorts are located in Spain, you will see that they are spread out across six separate regions of the country. Although every one of the six regions will provide you with a wonderful skiing experience, each region has its own special set of characteristics that makes it unique.
Of the six skiing regions in Spain, the one that is most well-known is probably the Pyrenees. If you are a skiing enthusiast and want the best skiing experience that Spain has to offer, you are probably going to want to go to one of the ski resorts in this region. Although the Pyrenees is one of the five skiing regions in Spain, there are actually three separate regions within the Pyrenees. These three regions are the Catalan Pyrenees, the Aragonese Pyrenees and the Andorran Pyrenees. Between these three different regions, there are over twenty different ski resorts for you to choose from.
The next region where you may want to ski is near Madrid. Because of the mountains that are just north of Madrid, there is plenty of quality skiing in this region. If you don't feel like visiting any of the three ski resorts in this region, you can still get the skiing experience at Madrid's indoor ski center. If you want to be near Madrid but want to ski in a different region, you can go two hours northeast and enjoy skiing inTeruel.
Another region in Spain that offers skiing is the Sierra Nevada. The amazing thing about this region is that near the end of the season, you can literally ski in the morning and then lay out in the sun during the afternoon! You could also look into skiing in northwest Spain, which contains Cantabria, Galicia and Leon. While this region isn't the most reliable for skiing (you're more likely to experience rain in northwest Spain than snow), when the conditions are right, you can have a great time skiing in this region of Spain.
The last region for skiing is La Roja. This region is located in the northeast of Spain, and has a ski resort called Valdercaray. Not only are the prices fair at this ski resort, but they offer a wide variety of ski runs (snowboarders are welcome to go down the runs as well), along with ski school for those who are just starting out.
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