If you can get something positive out of the upcoming cold, it is without a doubt having the possibility of planning a getaway to the snow and showing your skiing or snow skills, with your family or friends.
Few tourists know that you can ski within 2 hours from Madrid. And yet it is true, moreover, the access is easy even without a car! We offer you an update on the cool places to go skiing around Madrid. You just need to decide and get ready to enjoy an incredible day of skiing just a short distance from the city.
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The Puerto de Navacerrada ski resort is the closest to Madrid, at an altitude of 1,800 meters. Located less than seventy kilometers from the capital, this resort is particularly popular with Madrid residents, who do not hesitate to take their vehicle to get there on weekends or just Sundays. As an alternative to driving, it is also possible to take the bus from Moncloa or the train.
The resort is found on the border between the comunidad de Ségovia and Madrid. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., it offers sixteen slopes for skiers at a lower price compared to its counterparts, normally 32 euros for adults and 27 euros for children in high season. They have a large parking lot but it is recommended to arrive early to get a spot. This ski resort has a ski school for children. Due to Covid 19 measures take note that the mask is mandatory in the ski lifts and that you must respect the rules of social distancing in the queues.
Calle Dos Castillas 3 (Puerto de Navacerrada), Cercedilla, Madrid.
Considered one of the largest resorts in the capital with its twenty-seven slopes and twenty square kilometers of ski area, Valdesquí is also very popular. Located about eighty kilometers from Madrid, it provides skiers with slopes for all levels. It is possible to reach it by car, by train (C8) and also by bus by line 691. The daily rate is 37 euros for adults, 29 euros for children. As for the seasonal pass, it takes 450 euros for adults and 350 euros for children. The Covid 19 protocol as in the other resorts, wearing a mask is compulsory on the ski lifts and eating is prohibited. Remember that groups are limited to 6 people, as in other places.
Valdesqui is a ski area located near the town of Rascafrìa, just a few kilometers from Puerto Navacerrada. The station is 1,800 meters above sea level but you can go up to 2,200 meters with the lifts. The ski resort of Valdesqui offers a few activities apart from skiing: going up in a snowplow, snowshoeing, and a large snowpark. And for children: a ski school and mini-snow activities. There is also a free shuttle every Saturday during the season leaving Moncloa at 7:30 am. Return at 5 p.m. You can use this bus with your equipment. Book your place and at the same time your day passes here.
Calle de la Calzada, Rascafría Valdesquí, 28741 Valdesquí, Madrid.
La Pinilla Ski Resort
The station of La Pinilla is a little less known because it is a little further from Madrid. It is located in the Sierra de Ayllion in the province of Segovia. It takes about an hour and a half to get to this station. The ski resort is 1400 meters above sea level. With no less than twenty-three slopes of varying difficulty, it offers a pleasant setting for lovers of skiing. As for prices, the daily rate is 35 euros in the high season for adults and 26 euros in the high season for children. It is possible to reach the station by bus.
If you want to learn to ski or snowboard, you can consult all the information about their courses, private lessons and nursery school, within the official website. For children, there is a ski school that is available from 4-years-old and up. What’s so good about this location, without a doubt, are the incredible panoramic views of the north of the Spanish Central Plateau. Also, there are other entertainments in the area because just 10 km away, you will come across the beautiful municipality of Riaza which, apart from its rustic beauty, has delicious gastronomy.
La Pinilla, s / n, 40500 La Pinilla, Segovia.
La Covatilla resort located in the heart of Sierra de Bejar located about 220 kilometers from Madrid, it takes almost three hours to get there. The daily rate is 29 euros for adults and 20 euros for children. For a seasonal pass, you will have to pay 345 euros for adults and 245 for children. Hours for slopes and ticket offices are from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
You will love skiing with views of the city of Bèjar, Sierra de Gredos and the mountain ranges that are around it. We assure you that it is worth the trip alone! In addition, they have expanded their tracks, currently having a total of 31.
Paraje La Covatilla s / n 37716 La Hoya
Madrid Snowzone Xanadú
This is the only indoor ski slope in Spain, or as they say now, Indoor track. It is located within the Madrid Xanadú Shopping and Leisure Center, in Arroyomolinos. The main advantage of this track is that you can enjoy a winter sport during a hot day in August.
It has nothing less than 18,000 m2 to ski, divided into two slopes: the large slope for experts is 250 m long and 55 m wide, with a drop of more than 25% and a smaller one for beginners or the little ones to enjoy their first steps in the sport 100 m long and 40 m wide. The Xanadu Bar is divided into different difficulty zones, and there is a ramp for jumping and a playground. And there is no need to go up the slope, because there are wide ski lifts.
Autovía A5, salida 22, Arroyomolinos, Madrid
We hope that with this compilation of the ski and snow resorts of Madrid and its surroundings has helped you to realise the possibilities around Madrid and maybe even clarify some plans. And if you fancy something a bit more traditional then ,ake sure to book our Retiro Park & Museum Segway Tour