Have you thought having a quick ski on the piste in the morning and then lying on the beach in the afternoon, all possible in Valencia. Ski resorts much loved by the Spanish (who like to keep them a secret) are just an hours drive from the centre of Valencia.
Valdelinares is located in the Sierra de Gudar in the Spanish region of Aragon just across the northwest boarder of Valencia . This mountainous region is a beautiful area of Spain and yet so close to cities.
Valdelinares is near the city of Teruel just over one hours drive from Valencia and the Mediterranean coastline. The resort has pistes of green, blue and red runs with drag lifts and chair lifts.
There are cafes, a ski school and equipment hire shops. There's no accommodation within the resort itself but there are plenty of hotels in the nearby villages.
The 6.5 kilometres of runs are kept open throughout an extended season assisted with the aid of 100 snow cannons.
There is excellent après-ski here is good both in one of the resort's cafes or there some wonderful bars and restaurants in local villages such as Alcala de la Selva and Mora de los Rubielos. All with the finest Aragon cuisine at a fraction of the price charged in the more popular Alpine resorts.
There is also the other very popular ski resort of Javalambre in this area, both are within 1 hour 15 minutes of Valencia and its beaches. Javalambre resort has seven pistes consisting of one red run, four blues and two greens and all the facilities including a ski school, full equipment hire, bars and cafés all on offer. This too boasts fantastic scenery and is a great place for a family ski day.