When you move to Valencia, beach walks, clear blue skies and bright sunshine are probably the things you look forward to most. However, avid skiers will also rejoice in Valencia’s proximity to two fantastic ski resorts. So if you’re curious about skiing in Valencia region, look no further than the beautiful ski resorts of Javalambre and Valdelinares.
Valencia ski season
The ski season in Valencia usually begins in November and runs until the end of April, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the slopes each year. Spain is becoming a favorite among skiers from all over Europe, as many ski resorts have improved their performance in recent years and offer a fantastic (and cheaper) alternative to the famous Swiss and French ski resorts you might first think of when you want to ski.
Ski resorts in Valencia
If you’re looking for skiing near Valencia, check out Javalambre and Valdelinares, in the Teruel region. Whether you want a week on the slopes or just a few days away, these ski resorts are close enough for Valencia residents to enjoy a mini vacation with minimal travel time.
However, if you opt for a slightly longer stay, we recommend setting aside a day or two to explore the region. Teruel is known as the “city of Mudéjar” thanks to its Moorish architecture. Some representative buildings in the region have even been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Worth a little exploration if you are already in the region!
Ski resort Javalambre
The beautiful Javalambre Ski Resort, located at an altitude of 1650 to 2000 meters, offers 15 kilometers of ski runs with 7 elevators and is a great option for skiing near Valencia. This includes one kilometer of red runs and 14 kilometers of blue runs. You can also rest assured that the slopes are excellently maintained throughout the season.
In high season, a day pass costs around 39 euros for adults and 31 euros for children, although it can be less depending on the days you book.
This ski resort is also great for beginner skiers, as they offer the option to learn to ski for free with every ski pass purchase.
Ski resort Valdelinares
Looking for even more red slopes? Then we recommend a visit to Javalambre’s sister resort, Valdelinares. Valdelinares is located at an altitude of 1737 to 1979 meters and offers 17 kilometers of ski runs with 9 elevators. This includes 10 kilometers of blue runs and 7 kilometers of red runs.
Want to freestyle? Valdelinares’ snowpark is located on the Villarejo slope and offers different modules and rails for all levels.
Prices for Valdelinares are the same as those for Javalambre.
In the area of both Valdelinares and Javalambre you will find plenty of nice accommodation options. Book through the Javalambre-Valdelinares website? You can book your ski pass and accommodation all at once.
Other ski regions in Spain
If you live in Valencia, the rest of Spain is easy to reach. So you might consider exploring one the other ski areas in Spain.
Spain offers a fantastic choice of ski resorts across the country, from the famous Sierra Nevada resort in the south to the Catalan Pyrenees in northern Spain.
Check out this blog to discover other ski resorts in Spain.