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Total Ski Slopes
132
Snow Build-up
0 - 0 cm.

Sierra Nevada, located in Monachil and Dilar, is one of the main tourist attractions in Andalucia, and it allows visitors to enjoy the great sunny weather while they practice sport or enjoy the surroundings. The ski resort is the one located more to the South in the whole of Europe and it is the resort with the highest point in the Iberian Peninsula, a few steps away from the most important capitals in Andalucia and the nice Costa del Sol. It's one of the best destinations for ski lovers.

 

Skiing in Sierra Nevada

 

Among other things, Sierra Nevada has El Mulhacén, a peak 3,718 metres high and it's the highest point in the Iberian Peninsula and the second highest in Spain, only beaten by El Teide. One of the best things about the resort is the proximity to the coast and the easy access.

 

The location is not the only thing that makes Sierra Nevada different. The Granada resort, apart from having a total of 105 skiable kilometres  and 124 ski slopes (20 green, 42 blue, 55 red and 7 black), is open for a long period of time, usually from November to May, thanks to a climate of contrasts that allows cool temperatures, snow and long days of sunshine during the year. Moreover, the mountain range also has significant botanical values ​​and high mountain lakes that were declared a national park and biosphere reserve by UNESCO. The landscapes are fascinating.

 

In conclusion, Sierra Nevada is a resort that is aimed for all types of skiing profiles. For beginners, skiers that have a lot of experience or a snowboarder that loves snowparks with modules, at this destination there is a place guaranteed for everybody. In order to know everything before people travel, Esquiades.com offers the possibility to see all the information on the website (conditions of the ski slopes in Sierra Nevada, webcams or weather forecast).


In addition, the resort prepares a variety of different activities every weekend, Sierra Nevada has the support and confidence to organise big competitions. Among its most prominent landmarks are: the Alpine Skiing Championship, various tests of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup and its bid for the Olympic Winter Games.

 

Services

 

Apart from having weather conditions that visitors love, the numbers of Sierra Nevada are impressive: 115 tracks, 350 snow cannons, two cross-country skiing circuits, a snowpark and fifteen schools for all levels. Everything adds up to an excellent snow quality and a wide range of sports. Moreover, Sierra Nevada offers different establishments where it is possible to get the ski equipment visitors need.

 

Activities

 

How to make the most out of a Sierra Nevada skiing holiday? Sierra Nevada is a place that offers a wide range of leisure and après-ski. You will find recreational areas, tobogganing, archery, hiking with snowshoes and even ice skating. Also, the mini Olympics take place and guided tours take place in the wonderful surroundings of the Sierra Nevada National Park. And when the sun goes down, it is possible to continue skiing until ten o'clock at night with the night ski pass.

 

Hospitality, comfort and quality. At the Sierra Nevada ski resort there are accommodations of all sorts that add charm to the facilities and offer a pleasant stay to all visitors. The ski area also has diverse cuisine restaurants, from traditional dishes, to international dishes and fast food options. We also recommend going to the Club Deportivo Montebajo, a centre with relax and body care areas.

 

Furthermore, going to the Sierra Nevada ski resort is also a great opportunity to visit Granada and the streets of Albaicin and Sacromonte, or an architectural jewel like the Alhambra.

 

How to get to Sierra Nevada

 

Getting to Sierra Nevada is easy. By car, the national highway take drivers to the Granada city centre. From there, following the signs that will guide to the A-395 (at kilometre 31 of the same motorway there will be the access to the ski resort). The journey takes about an hour and once you are there you will find up to five car parks.

 

By public transport, travellers can go to the bus station in Granada and take the bus line Granada - Sierra Nevada, that will drop travellers off at Pradollano, the centre of the ski resort. The bus costs 10 euros more or less.

 

Skiing in Sierra Nevada with Esquiades.com

 

This destination is a great tourist spot with lots of hotels, apartments and restaurants. Check hotel + ski pass Sierra Nevada deals and choose comfortable accommodation at the best price.

 

The ski pass is already included in the price. Add ski hire to your booking and other useful services.

Minimum height: 2100 m.

Maximum height: 3300 m.

Height Difference: 1200 m.

Total length of marked pistes: 94.8 km.

Total Slopes: 103

 

  • Green 18
  • Blue 40
  • Red 50
  • Black 8


Longest Piste: The Aguila Piste (6,180 Km)

Cross-Country Skiing: 1 circuit (4 Km with footprint) (not marked)

Snow produced: 350 machines

Slopes with artificial snow: 32

Total km with snow produced: 32.33 Km

 

 

 

 

 

Chairlifts: 29

 

  • Cable -cars: 2 (detachable)
  • Chairlifts: 14 (6 detachable)
  • Drag lifts: 2
  • Carousel: 8

 

Total Lifts Capacity: 43,437 skiers / hour

 

 

 

 

 

  • Kindergartens: 2 (1 in Pradollano and 1 in Borreguiles) 
  • Night Skiing: Saturdays from 19.00 to 21.30 hours (subject to weather conditions) 
  • Ski schools: 15 
  • Number of instructors: 400 
  • Snowpark: 1 
  • Snow Park to practice other sports: 3 (Borreguiles, Montebajo, Mirlo)
  • Slides to use with tyres (Tubing): 2 
  • Ice Skating Rink: 1 outdoor 
  • Sport Center: 1 (Club Deportivo Montebajo) 
  • RV Parking area: 90 places next to Hostel Inturjoven
  • Covered Parking: 2800 spaces 
  • Open Parking area: 1000 places next to Inturjoven Hostel 

 

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Customer reviews on  Sierra Nevada

Score
7.7

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Ski Slopes
8.4 / 10
Restaurants and Cafes
7.6 / 10
Ski Resort's Chairlifts
7.8 / 10
Snowpark
7.5 / 10
Wi-Fi signal
6.3 / 10
Skiing with children
8.3 / 10
Snow conditions
7.2 / 10
Last snow:   12-05-2020
Cm. Last snow:   7 cm
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Gina

from Alicante
Score
7.5
Skied on March 10 2020
Beginner 
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The altitude of the mountain, the variety of services provided, the views of the chairlift!
I think it is excessive to put € 2 in the box office and if you want to open it and use it again, pay again! Very strong! Bad from my point of view. There are many children and sometimes it gets more crowded than usual, I don't even want to imagine myself in high season! It must be very heavy to see so many people!

Jose Ramon

from Valencia
Score
7.6
Skied on March 10 2020
Intermediate 
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The maintenance of the slopes that despite the heat and lack of snow, we have found good snow to ski
Parking a little expensive, they should put bonds of 2, 3 or 4 days

Mario

from Toledo
Score
8.2
Skied on March 10 2020
Beginner 
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My good ski resort. I went in a bad snow season and they kept it very well for the conditions, it was very hot and there was no snow at the beginning of March.
They recently put parkimeters in the town. Apart from the fact that it is not a cheap station at all, a getaway or vacation is becoming more and more expensive there. The stairs that people usually go down to Pradollano and the slopes are traps! They fall apart, and the streets lead the same way ...

Pedro

from Alicante
Score
7.3
Skied on March 09 2020
Intermediate 
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Some very slow lifts and little vegetation

Maria

NS/NC
Score
7.9
Skied on March 06 2020
Intermediate 
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Perfect for beginners, and as it is small and has few plains you just have to paddle.
Many people, short tracks, few blue.
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Jaime

of Alicante
Score
8.8
Travelled in March 2020

Eduardo

of NS/NC
Score
8
Travelled in March 2020

Noelia Maria

of NS/NC
Score
8
Travelled in March 2020

Jesús Domingo

of NS/NC
Score
7.7
Travelled in March 2020

Javier

NS/NC
Score
9.4
Skied on March 06 2020
Advanced 
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Very well maintained for the snow season they have
Ice plates

Guillermo

NS/NC
Score
8.7
Skied on March 06 2020
Advanced 
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Very good station, with many kms of tracks. It shows that there is a lot of work behind
On weekends there are too many people on the ski lifts, they should limit that a bit

Irene

NS/NC
Score
8.1
Skied on March 06 2020
Advanced 
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The station is great. Even without having fallen they try to compensate him with guns at all hours
The snow quality was poor but it is normal because nothing has fallen for a long time.

José

from Madrid
Score
8
Skied on March 06 2020
Intermediate 
Closeness relative to my locality and, above all, to a wonderful city like Granada.
The massification of having a single resort in the southern half of Spain.

María Arline

NS/NC
Score
9.4
Skied on March 05 2020
Advanced 
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It is very close to the airport. This 100% snow season has to be wonderful.
I've been in bad season and found little snow. They have put I think all the parking lots in the payment area. It is a station where many people go and you have to wait a lot for the ski lifts.
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Paul

of NS/NC
Score
8.2
Travelled in March 2020

Virginia

of Toledo
Score
8.8
Travelled in March 2020

Laura

of NS/NC
Score
9.4
Travelled in February 2020

Paca

of NS/NC
Score
8.6
Travelled in March 2020

Carlos

from Madrid
Score
9.2
Skied on March 05 2020
Advanced 
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In general I love Sierra Nevada. It’s the fifth time I’m at this station
Little snow (weather problem) and above tracks cut because of the snowboard world championship

Luke

NS/NC
Score
9.1
Skied on March 04 2020
Intermediate 
Plenty of routes open just with snow cannons running and no natural snow.
Only a long T-bar lift up to the very top

Andres

NS/NC
Score
3.1
Skied on March 03 2020
Intermediate 
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Covered parking
Lentiiiiiiiiiiiiiisimos ski lifts .... Total disaster. A lot of investment for access control with Fortfait (perfect) and none in renewing ski lifts. They constantly stop due to incidents in them (user falls + breakdowns) .... What eternalizes their use, in addition to the danger posed to new users for their departures. The outputs of the ski lifts are very bad / dangerous .... Too much snow and little maintenance of them (they have much to learn from stations of a certain level). "4 bars" together and crowded with people.

Stephen

NS/NC
Score
4.8
Skied on March 03 2020
Intermediate 
Excellent, snow a little icy but to be expected towards the end of the ski season I guess. Lift passes a bit too expensive. Bigger Discounts for multiple days would be nice.
Some of the food from restaurants was VERY poor. Almost became ill from a burger served completely raw inside.

Joana

NS/NC
Score
7.8
Skied on March 02 2020
Intermediate 
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The place itself is dirty. Lack of cleanliness
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Daniel

of Cádiz
Score
8
Travelled in March 2020

Aitor

of NS/NC
Score
8.8
Travelled in March 2020

Juan Antonio

of NS/NC
Score
7.1
Travelled in March 2020

Mire

of NS/NC
Score
8
Travelled in February 2020

Miguel

NS/NC
Score
3.5
Skied on March 02 2020
Advanced 
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Open the station being bad conditions, no visibility to not return the pass. They charge you for parking on the street. In short a sacapastas.

Cristina

from Madrid
Score
8.2
Skied on March 01 2020
Beginner 
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That has many clues for beginners.
That there are few rest areas with seats in the Borreguiles area.

Igor

from Vizcaya
Score
9.4
Skied on March 01 2020
Advanced 
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Organization, clues and professionalism
Prices in cafeterias and expensive rtes and parking of the expensive station.

Fernando

NS/NC
Score
9.2
Skied on March 01 2020
Intermediate 
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It's a season pass

Amal

NS/NC
Score
6.8
Skied on February 29 2020
Intermediate 
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We went in bad times, difficult to assess ...
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Claudio

of Madrid
Score
9.2
Travelled in March 2020

Nast

of NS/NC
Score
9
Travelled in March 2020

Francisco Javier

of NS/NC
Score
4.8
Travelled in March 2020

Julio Cesar

of Madrid
Score
8
Travelled in March 2020

Rui

NS/NC
Score
9.2
Skied on February 29 2020
Intermediate 
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It has been one of the best stays I have visited. I will come back safe.
Nothing.

Alba

NS/NC
Score
8.9
Skied on February 27 2020
Beginner 
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To be a beginner I liked everything
It was very hot

Tomas

NS/NC
Score
4.8
Skied on February 27 2020
Advanced 
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Location and quick access to the station.
The poor quality of the snow and the long waits on the ski lifts.

Joan Josep

NS/NC
Score
7.8
Skied on February 27 2020
Intermediate 
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The wide variety of restaurants
Cleaning and organization at the ski resort (when entering the "egg" cabin, there is no one to control the number of people who get inside).

Jose Carlos

NS/NC
Score
5.6
Skied on February 27 2020
Intermediate 
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The environment around the entire complex is great, variety of offer and friendly treatment of people.
Snow quality, spring and little, many ice sheets, the station should have closed if it is not at least 50%, and take advantage of the opening of at least one or two tracks to not return the ski pass money, exposing people to bad conditions, ice and many falls.
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Jaime

of NS/NC
Score
9.4
Travelled in March 2020

Lucia

of NS/NC
Score
8
Travelled in March 2020

Jaime

of Valencia
Score
7.9
Travelled in March 2020

Nerea

of NS/NC
Score
10
Travelled in March 2020

..

from Madrid
Score
7
Skied on February 27 2020
Intermediate 
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Keeps the snow well for a long time although little snow
The first lifts are cabins and if you have to enjoy that track it is annoying to catch it again. The ski lift that goes up and down the apartments is very small and uncomfortable to go with the team in tow

Miguel

NS/NC
Score
6.9
Skied on February 26 2020
Intermediate 
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Despite the little snow there was, the slopes were in optimal condition.
Agglomeration of people in Borreguiles, both in the ski lifts and in the restaurants. The drag to reach the weather vane. You need a chairlift.

Julio

from Alicante
Score
9.2
Skied on February 25 2020
Advanced 
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Station open at 80%. Miraculous that they keep the station like this with the heat it is doing. Few lines if you avoid the area of sheep. It is recommended to be early risers because of the snow quality.
Having to go through the ticket office for the ski pass instead of picking it up at the hotel as in other stations.

Jose Manuel

from Madrid
Score
9.3
Skied on February 24 2020
Intermediate 
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Everything!. Every day I like Sierra Nevada more. Excellent treatment of the staff. The snow was very good and that has not snowed for a long time. There wasn't too much crowding since we went on weekdays. We will return, no doubt.
Nothing

Cristina

from Madrid
Score
8
Skied on February 23 2020
Intermediate 
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The snow is great right now. In the morning some ice but at the time it is already good snow
Lots of people this week and the queue for the ski lifts ... Some up to 15 minutes waiting
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Vicenta

of NS/NC
Score
7.1
Travelled in March 2020

Verónica

of NS/NC
Score
8.5
Travelled in March 2020

Abilio Raul

of Madrid
Score
7.1
Travelled in February 2020

Luis Ángel

of León
Score
7.4
Travelled in March 2020

Miguel Angel

from Madrid
Score
6.2
Skied on February 23 2020
Intermediate   +  
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Snow season and quality
Crowding of people, impossible to catch ski lifts, exorbitant prices

Sofia

from Alicante
Score
7.4
Skied on February 23 2020
Intermediate 
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The tracks in general are fine, the only thing that was a bit saturated with people
The stairs are fatal, some broken, impossible to get down in conditions and there is no light. I think they should take care of the station a little more and it is very dirty.

Tamara

NS/NC
Score
6
Skied on February 23 2020
Beginner 
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My monitors in the course
A lot of lack of control on people's tracks

Marta

from Alicante
Score
8
Skied on February 23 2020
Advanced   +  
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It is overcrowded

Jose Ignacio

NS/NC
Score
5.6
Skied on February 23 2020
Advanced 
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The environment
The amount of people, how expensive it is and how uncomfortable it is if there is little snow and you are not at the foot of the track.
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Marta

of NS/NC
Score
9.4
Travelled in March 2020

Laura

of NS/NC
Score
7.4
Travelled in March 2020

José Luis

of NS/NC
Score
8
Travelled in March 2020

Maria Teresa

of NS/NC
Score
6.6
Travelled in February 2020

Natalia

from Barcelona
Score
9.4
Skied on February 23 2020
Intermediate 
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The station was very good, lots of ice but well signposted
The station workers (except the town chair) were nonexistent, even if you needed them.

José María

from Madrid
Score
8.2
Skied on February 23 2020
Intermediate 
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The tracks and the landscape
On saturation days the ski lifts are overloaded, it seems important to improve and modernize the ski lifts.

M Carmen

NS/NC
Score
8
Skied on February 22 2020
Intermediate 
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Everything as always, the ski pass very expensive. There was little snow compared to other years.

from Albacete
Score
3.1
Skied on February 22 2020
Intermediate 
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The landscape itself.
Long and long lines .... Soooo many people, "Sierra Petada" should be called ...

Aarón

NS/NC
Score
7.3
Skied on February 22 2020
Advanced 
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For the little that has snowed there were many open slopes, although some impossible to ski
Very hard snow and little cannon snow. The weather is not accompanying this season
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Filipa

of NS/NC
Score
7.5
Travelled in March 2020

Jaqueline

of NS/NC
Score
8
Travelled in March 2020

Mónica

of NS/NC
Score
8
Travelled in February 2020

Gara

of Las Palmas
Score
9.2
Travelled in March 2020

Javier

from Valladolid
Score
9.4
Skied on February 22 2020
Intermediate 
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Fast ski lift.
It would be necessary to force board rentals to place mandatory leg restraints. We saw two boards go down the track and one almost gives a child. We are many beginners that we do not know and it is very dangerous.

David

from Madrid
Score
6
Skied on February 21 2020
Intermediate 
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Very good weather
Expensive pass. Very crowded. Some tracks with ice or bald unmarked

Andrés

NS/NC
Score
6.2
Skied on February 21 2020
Advanced 
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All accommodations away from the slopes

Julio

NS/NC
Score
7
Skied on February 21 2020
Beginner 
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Snow quality on the slopes
Waiting time in ski lifts and chairlifts

Geno

NS/NC
Score
7.3
Skied on February 20 2020
Intermediate 
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Pubs
A lot of ice
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Jaime

of NS/NC
Score
9.7
Travelled in February 2020

Jose Manuel

of NS/NC
Score
7.6
Travelled in February 2020

Juan

of Madrid
Score
7.8
Travelled in February 2020

Jesús

of NS/NC
Score
10
Travelled in February 2020

Fco Javier

from Madrid
Score
8.4
Skied on February 19 2020
Beginner 
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It is a season that never disappoints
The snow but before that little we can do

Mario

from Madrid
Score
9
Skied on February 19 2020
Advanced 
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All very well.
A lot of crowds on Saturday

Almudena

NS/NC
Score
10
Skied on February 19 2020
Intermediate 
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Excellent

Julio

NS/NC
Score
7
Skied on February 19 2020
Beginner 
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Good snow, to take a long time without snowing
The waiting time for chairlifts

Samantha April

NS/NC
Score
4
Skied on February 17 2020
Intermediate 
Expensive parking
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Jose Ramon

of Málaga
Score
6.9
Travelled in March 2020

Manuel

of Toledo
Score
9.7
Travelled in March 2020

Sebastian

of NS/NC
Score
8
Travelled in February 2020

Tatiana

of Málaga
Score
7.5
Travelled in February 2020
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