snow in the Pyrenees



Patrick Thorne

29 Feb 24

Powder in the Pyrenees

Patrick Thorne

29 Feb 24

Snow In The Pyrenees

The Pyrenees have seen huge snowfalls over the past week, with some ski areas seeing as much fresh snowfall in the last 7 days as they had all winter to date.

As a result, some of the region’s biggest ski areas like Spain’s Baqueira Beret (pictured top earlier today) and Formigal as well as Andorra’s Grandvalira (Pas de la Casa, Soldeu el Tarter and others) plan to open almost all of their terrain for the first time this winter this coming weekend.

They report over a metre of snowfall this week, some as much as 145cm.

Inevitably, all the snowfall arriving so quickly has also sent the avalanche danger for off-piste freeriding up from a low danger level of 1 or 2 that it’s been at most of the winter, to a high level 4 now.

Until now, the snow in the Pyrenees had a rather poor 23-24 season unfortunately. The wider region posted all time record warm temperatures in December and January and along with little natural snowfall it was often too warm for snowmaking.

Most of the major ski areas in the region in France, Spain and Andorra did manage to open the greater part of their ski areas though, with thin cover and hard-packed snow on upper runs, until this week, when the mountains have been transformed to full winter mode at last …for the start of spring.


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