Yes, I know, skiing and Spain sound quite incongruous, don’t they? When most people think of Spain they think of sand, sea, sun and sangria, but Spain is a very popular ski destination for many North Europeans and, of course, the preferred choice for all but the most advanced Spanish skiers. From the Sierra Nevada in Andalucia (where it is quite possible to ski in the morning and sit on the beach in the afternoon!) to the Pyrenees in the North there are many opportunities for quality skiing with both real snow and artificial facilities. Seven separate areas (excluding Andorra) with a huge number of resorts offer superb opportunities for the absolute beginner to the most demanding and proficient skier.

Further details can be found at www.esquiespana.org (portal), www.tele-ski.com , www.sierranevada.es, www.astun.com