In this paper we present a new methodology for the study of drifting-snow phenomena at an Alpine site This method emphasizes the accurate determination of local wind directions and the distribution of snow denudation and accumulation zones through the observation, measurement and mapping of aeolian “snowforms” and drifts. The aim is to find out whether the local wind directions on extensive surfaces in mountain areas (of about a few km2) are independent of the main wind intensity and direction, and whether valid erosion and accumulation zones are spatially stable and can be established for dominant winds. The methodology proposed to study the spatial distribution of snow by the wind has been used in the redesign of an old ski slope at La Molina, a resort in the eastern Spanish Pyrenees. Results have been very useful for deciding the design of the slopes. Therefore, we believe that the prediction of spatial snow distribution by wind in mountain areas, without the need for expensive instruments, has a valuable part to play in the management of mountain and ski resorts and roads, and in avalanche forecasting.