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General view of the resort ascending Peñalara peak.
Location: Sierra de Guadarrama, Spain
Nearest city: Madrid
Top elevation: 2280 m
Base elevation: 1860 m
Skiable area: 21 km
Runs: 29
Lift system: 5 chair lifts. 11 ski tows.
Web site:
View of the pistes from the base.
Cotos railway station.
The base of the area from the top.

Valdesquí is a ski area situated near the town of Rascafría in the Sierra de Guadarrama near Madrid (Spain). The area is close to the Navacerrada resort (Madrid) and there have been projects to link the two areas, stopped by ecologist movements.


The resort

It has 21 km of marked pistes, it's the biggest area of the Sistema Central chain. The highest point is "La Bola del Mundo", 2280 m AMSL, with a vertical drop of 400 m.

The base of the area is situated at 1860 m AMSL. From there the chair lifts provide the access for the different pistes. The resort itself occupies a high mountain valley called "Valle del Noruego". The valley is accessible by car, with a parking and service area at its base from where the lifts depart.
There is a Cercanías railway line that stops at Cotos. From there shuttle bus services provide access to the resort.



Many of the resort's lifts are modern and of high capacity, the resort has:


The resort offers 29 pistes of different difficulties:

  •      12 beginners.
  •       14 easy.
  •       3 intermediate.


Parking area at the base of the resort.

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