Spanish skiers get on the piste as snow continues to fall

SKIERS flocked to resorts in Sierra Nevada and the Pyrenees today as recent heavy snowfall turned Spain’s mountains into winter wonderlands. 

The first half of the Spanish ski season has disappointed many winter-sports enthusiasts as unusually warm and dry weather kept many pistes closed. 

However, ski reports from February 17 show that there are now 48 kilometres of pistes open in Sierra Nevada, with further snowfall forecast for February 19. 

Resort bosses are now hopeful that Europe’s southernmost ski resort will have the majority of its 107 kilometres of pistes in operation by the month’s end. 

Meanwhile, in popular Pyrenees resort Baqueira Beret, reports confirm snow coverage sufficient for 151 of 155 kilometres of piste to be in use. 

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