Ski Resorts in the Valencian Community
The Valencian Community (Comunidad Valenciana) is of course best known for its superb beaches, but did you know there are also ski resorts in this area, which are open during the winter months.
The two main ski resorts are called La Estación de Valdelinares and Javalambre, out of ski season these areas are very popular for hikers, so are busy all year round.
Ski Season in this area is generally between mid December to early April.
Only two hours by car and 144 km from the centre of Valencia and just over a 3 hours drive from Benidorm (291km).
Valdelinares is a, small, picturesque ski resort set in the pine-forested Sierra de Gúdar mountains, the nearest major town is Teruel.
Valdelinares is situated at a height of 1,700 metres (maximum elevation 2024 metres). Although higher up it doesn’t tend to snow much, but skiing is now guaranteed thanks to the artificial snow cannons.
There are 7.5 kilometres of runs comprising of 9 runs, 3 green and 3 blue runs for beginners and 3 red for intermediates, ski lessons are available as is ski hire.
Valdelinares has thirteen tracks five green, four blue and four red, a snowpark and a skill practice area.
Facilities at Valdelinares include a restaurant, cafeterias.
Although there is no accommodation at the ski resort itself, there are a number of nearby villages such as Mora de Rubielos and La Virgen de la Vega which have some lodges and hotels.
Javalambre ski resort is situated 140km from the centre of Valencia and about a 3 hour drive from Benidorm (289km).
The ski resort itself is situated at a height of 1,775 metres (maximum elevation of 2000 metres). This is a very open ski resort, with few trees and wide runs, making this the ideal place for beginners. Experienced skiers will find the skiing here quite limited.
There are thirteen tracks, four green, eight blue and one red, a freestyle track and another for skicross, this area has over 95 artificial snow cannons, to ensure good skiing conditions.
Sabina, Lapiaz and Portillo are the three areas at the ski station that have restaurant service, toilets and equipment rental.
There is no accommodation at the ski resort of Javalambre itself. The nearest major town would be Teruel.