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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Minimum height: 2100 m.
Maximum height: 3300 m.
Height Difference: 1200 m.
Total length of marked pistes: 94.8 km.
Total Slopes: 103
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
Total Lifts Capacity: 43,437 skiers / hour