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Conditions of the ski slopes

Resort Closed
Total Ski Slopes
132
Last snow
27 nov. 2020 (14cm.)
Snow Build-up
0 - 0 cm.

Sierra Nevada Ski Resort is located in the south of Spain and is known for being the most snow-sure ski resort in Spain. It is the southernmost ski resort in Europe and the highest on the peninsula, a stone's throw from one of the Andalusian capitals and the always stimulating Costa del Sol . But, above all, it is a first-rate destination for ski lovers.

 

What's so great about skiing in Sierra Nevada?

 

Among other things, the Sierra Nevada ski resort has Mulhacén, a 3,718-meter peak that stands as the highest in the Iberian Peninsula and the second in Spain, after Mount Teide. But one of the great attractions of the destination is its proximity to the coast , since   In an hour you can go from descending on slopes to walking along the shores of the Mediterranean.

 

Also, the location is not the only thing that makes Sierra Nevada different.. The Granada resort, in addition to having a total of 105 skiable kilometers and 124 ski slopes (20 green, 42 blue, 55 red and 7 black), is open for many months, usually from November to May, thanks to a climate of contrasts that allows you to enjoy mild temperatures, long-lasting snow and many hours of sunshine a year. In addition, its mountainous complex, with important botanical values and high mountain lagoons, was declared a national park and biosphere reserve by UNESCO. As you can imagine, its landscapes are fascinating.

 

 

When can you ski in Sierra Nevada?

 

This Spanish Ski Resort is known for being one of the ski resorts in Europe to be open the longest. Its ski season usually runs from late November until early May. The best time to go skiing in Sierra Nevada is usually in March and April as it's the time of the year where you have optimal snow conditions and great weather. This time of the year is also much less crowded which means there's more availability and is also a great time to book a cheap ski holiday with friends and family. 

 

We recommend you to check the Sierra Nevada Webcams before heading to our ski deals where you will also find an updated snow report as well as customer reviews. On our Sierra Nevada customer reviews you will find all kinds of feedback from different types of ski levels and different types of customers. As for the scoring, our customers have rated the ski slopes, lifts, bars and restaurants. If you are going on a family ski holiday to Sierra Nevada, there's also a special rating for skiing with children ;) And if there are Snowboarders in your booking, you can also find customer ratings on the snow parks. 

 

 

Skiing in Sierra Nevada is good for ...

 

Sierra Nevada is the ideal ski resort for any type of skier as there's a great balance of different types of ski slopes. If you're skiing for the first time, there's plenty of slopes for you. The ski resort also has an excellent ski and snowboard school and on Esquiades.com you can pre-book the ski lessons so you can maximize your time on the slopes. If you're an intermediate skier, there's also some incredible slopes for you that have some breathtaking views of the Mediterranean see on a clear day! Advanced skiers will also have a blast here! 

 

Do you need to rent ski and snowboard equipment?

 

We can provide this service and have some great discounts available if you pre-book this service with Esquiades.com. We offer different categories of snowboard and ski equipment to suit everyone's ski level ;) The ski and snowboard shops are a short walk from your hotel or apartment, so all you need to do is drop by on your way to the slopes and hand in a copy of your confirmation voucher. 

 

What is there to do in Sierra Nevada? 

 

If you want to get the most out of your stay, Sierra Nevada welcomes a wide range of leisure and après ski. You'll find recreational areas, snow slides, archery, snowshoe excursions, and even ice skating. Likewise, mini Olympics are created in the snow and guided routes in which the wonderful enclave of the Sierra Nevada National Park is taught. And when the sun goes down, you can continue skiing until ten at night with the night pass.

 

Hospitality, comfort, quality ... In Sierra Nevada there are accommodations of all kinds that add charm to the facilities and offer a pleasant stay to all types of public. At the same time, the ski resort has numerous restaurants with a very diverse gastronomy , from the municipality's own, to the international and fast. We also recommend going through the Montebajo Sports Club, a centre with areas for relaxation and body care.

 

To all this, you can save some time to visit Granada and stroll through the streets of Albaicín and Sacromonte, or marvel at the architectural jewel that is the Alhambra.

 

Ski Hotels and Apartments in Sierra Nevada

 

On Esquiades.com you will find a great selection of ski hotels, all of which are a short walk to the slopes. Some of them are also close to a ski lift that you can take on your way to the slopes ;) Check out our sierra nevada ski deals which include breakfast or half board and the ski pass at an excellent price. 

If you prefer staying in self-catered apartments, we also have plenty of options for you that are also fairly close to the ski slopes. 

 

How to get to Sierra Nevada

 

As you may already know, on Esquiades.com we do not include flights in our ski holidays so, if you need to cath a flight, we recommend you to fly into Granada, which is a 40-minute drive to the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort or, you can also fly into Malaga, which is about 2 hours from the resort. Both airports offer regular bus service to the ski resort. If you're thinking of renting a car, we can also provide this service from anywhere in Spain. 

 

These past few years self-driving ski holidays have become very popular for many reasons: your ski holiday will be much cheaper, you can make it to the ski resort at your own pace and you don't have to worry about baggage allowance ;)

 

 

Book a ski deal to Sierra Nevada with Esquiades.com

 

✔ Low Deposits

 

✔ Free Cancellation

 

Our ski deals are totally flexible and adaptable to suit everyone's budget. There are great deals for skiing on peak dates such as Christmas and New Year as well as other popular dates like February Half Term and Easter. If however, you are looking to book on off-peak dates, you can also find cheap offer to ski in January and March. 

The ski package deals can be for as many days as you wish, so if you'd rather book  a short ski break, we also have this option available. 

 

 

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
8.5 / 10
Restaurants and Cafes
7.6 / 10
Ski Resort's Chairlifts
7.8 / 10
Snowpark
7.6 / 10
Wi-Fi signal
6.2 / 10
Skiing with children
8.1 / 10
Snow conditions
7.2 / 10
Last snow:   27-11-2020
Cm. Last snow:   14 cm
 Who writes the reviews?
All comments are posted by real Esquiades.com customers.
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Easy and quick. After your ski holiday, you'll receive our survey via e-mail.
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We have translated all of our customers comments with Google Translate so that you can read about everybody's experiences.

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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