Sierra Nevada - The ski paradise in the sun!

Sierra Nevada - The ski paradise in the sun!

When someone mention Spain, skiing and snow might not be the first things that come to mind, but the fact is that one of Europe's largest ski resorts can be found here, with a total of 131 slopes and the longest with an impressive length of 6253 meters.

Sierra Nevada is a fresh wind in Spain's otherwise warm climate and has as one of Europe's highest ski resorts a reputation of being very snow-proof. The ski season usually stretches from the end of November to the first weeks of May.

Here you will find slopes to suit all ages and levels, whether it's the first time you're skiing or competing in the Olympic Games, you will find a slope that suits your level. Sierra Nevada is also known to be very affordable in comparison to its competitors. A day pass for an adult is €48 in high season and €35,50 for children under 12 years old.

There are a total of 21 lifts and over 350 snow cannons that ensures the snow level is always right during the season. The lifts open at 09.00 every morning and closes at 17.00. On Thursdays and Saturdays you also have the opportunity to go evening skiing from 19.30 to 21.30.

Quick facts:

Founded: 1964

Nearest town: Granada, 32 km

Highest point: Veleta, 3394 m

Total kilometres of slopes: 110 km

Longest slope: El Águila with 6253 meters

Total number of lifts: 21

Gondolas: 2

Chair lifts: 14

T-bar lifts: 1

Carpet lifts: 4

Total lift capacity: 45,207 persons / hour

Number of snow cannons: 350

Opening hours for lifts: 09.00 - 17.00

Evening skiing: Thursdays and Saturdays from 19.30 - 21.30

Sierra Nevada offers a wide range of restaurants, bars, shopping and after skiing. So even if you don't spend all your time on the slopes you will have plenty to do. For those who want to enjoy a little extra there are exclusive SPAs where you can relax after a long day on the slopes.

On the way back through Granada, we can also recommend visiting the world-famous Alhambra Palace, which is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Bring your family and discover this spectacular ski resort, only 4 hours drive from Torrevieja!

30 Nov 2018

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