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SIERRA NEVADA, SPAIN

Ski holidays in Sierra Nevada, Spain

Sierra Nevada is Spain’s highest and most snow-sure ski resort. The ski area has the highest concentration of peaks over 3000m in the country making it perfect for early and late skiing. The resort base sits t 2100m with the top station at 3300m. There are over 120 pistes of varying abilities that total 106 km.

Remember to bring your suntan lotion because this is officially the sunniest resort in Europe. And if you’re worried about the sun affecting the snow conditions then don’t- Sierra Nevada is nearly entirely covered by an advanced artificial snowmaking system.

Resort Statistics

Ski holidays in Sierra Nevada
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 60
Intermediates 53
Advanced 7
Snowboarders
Total Runs 120
Resort features Heated Outdoor Pool Walking Trails Gym
Resort Statistics
Altitude 2100m
Km of Piste 106km
Directions of Slopes NE, W
Longest Run 6km
Drag Lifts 1
Ski Lifts 22
Snow Parks 1
Highest Lift 3300m
Uphill Capacity 48176
Chairlifts 15
Gondolas/Cable cars 2

Skiing in Sierra Nevada

Beginners visiting Sierra Nevada will be pleased with the well-groomed greens and blues on offer here but the resort is probably best suited for intermediates. The long reds (the longest is 6.5km and runs all the way from the summit of Veleta mountain at 3398m down to the village at 2,150m. Advanced skiers will find some challenges including a men’s downhill world cup run.

Apres ski, restaurants and other activities in Sierra Nevada

Off the slopes there is plenty to do with saunas, a gym, snowmobiling, sleigh rides and plenty of shopping. The après ski is lively and typically Spanish- that means partying well into the early hours- and there are plenty of bars and clubs to party in.

Located just 30 minutes’ drive away is the city of Granada, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The surrounding views stretch to the Mediterranean beaches in the south and the plains of the northeast. You can even combine a ski holiday in Sierra Nevada with the beach! 2 hours’ drive away from the resort is the Costa del Sol.