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La Covatilla

La Covatilla Ski Resort Guide

La Covatilla, Spain

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates.
Total Piste Length10 miles
Highest Lift7,772ft
Resort Height6,562ft
 Nearest AirportsValladolid and Madrid
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La Covatilla

It took 70 years, but the small Spanish ski area of La Covatilla is now operational, with a modest six ski runs served by a modern quad chair and two surface lifts. Pioneers built a ski refuge in the area in the 1930s, but it gradually went out of use, now the regional government has invested in the new centre which has a 268m vertical, between 2000 and 2368 metres above sea level. There are 4.5km (just under three miles) of trails and a further 5km (3 miles) of cross country runs, but no snowmaking as yet. With the full title of Sierra de Bejar La Covatilla and known to its friends as Bejar, the centre's two very-easy (green) and four easy (blue) runs are all above the treeline. It's located an hour's drive from the university town of Salamanca and has its own ski school and rentals, making it an ideal first timers resort.

Summary

The Spanish ski resort of La Covatilla is at an altitude of 6,562ft, with 10 miles of marked runs.

La Covatilla has direct access to 10 miles of downhill skiing, with 31 marked pistes, served by a total of 4 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 6,562ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 7,772ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

La Covatilla offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.

Snowboarding

Sorry, we don't yet know much about Snowboarding in La Covatilla.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in La Covatilla?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for La Covatilla.

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Ski Area Stats

La Covatilla Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 8 5 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 8 5 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 3 
Downhill
Total Length
10 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
3 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
4

Altitudes

La Covatilla Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift7,772ft
Resort Altitude (La Covatilla)6,562ft
Lowest Trail6,545ft
Max Vertical1,227ft

La Covatilla Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in La Covatilla is 1 miles long.

Location and Map

Where is La Covatilla?

This ski resort is in Sierra de Béjar, Salamanca, Spain.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to La Covatilla is Valladolid, 132 minutes drive away.

Madrid airport is also within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The four ski lifts are able to uplift 3,200 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 21 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is La Covatilla open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in La Covatilla, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the La Covatilla Tourist Office for the latest.

La Covatilla