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, plus it's super close to Granada and Costa del Sol . But, above all, it is a first-rate destination for ski lovers.
Sierra Nevada ski resort has Mulhacén , a 3,718-metre peak that stands as the highest in the Iberian Peninsula and the second in Spain, after Mount Teide. But what makes it so great is its proximity to the coast.
Also, the location is not the only thing that makes Sierra Nevada different. The Granada ski resort has a total of 105 kilometres, 124 ski slopes (20 green, 42 blue, 55 red and 7 black) and 7 snowparks. Which makes it one of the Spanish ski resorts with the most kilometres for skiing, the third most extensive in all of Spain, after Baqueira Beret and Formigal Panticosa.
In addition, it 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. 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.
It is one of the resorts where you can practice skiing at night. You can go night skiing once a week and enjoy 6 km of illuminated slopes. You can go skiing and to the beach on the same day, how crazy is that? The ski resort is also planning on building a cable car that connects Granada with Sierra Nevada to avoid driving your car to the ski resort.
A very interesting fact is that on the clearest days you can see Africa from its summit, as this ski resort allows you to see the mountains of Morocco even though they are 250 kilometres apart.
What you need to know about Sierra Nevada Ski Resort: Sierra Nevada is suitable for every type of skier and snowboarder. Whether you are a beginner skier or super advanced, this ski destination has something for everyone. And if you want to check the weather forecast in Sierra Nevada, live-streaming webcams or any other info, we recommend that you take a look at our useful information section, where you'll find all the information you need to get to know this ski resort before hitting the slopes!
This ski resort is also host to many international events such as the Alpine Skiing Championship, the Alpine Skiing World Cup and has also been a candidate for the Winter Olympic Games.
Apart from being in an area with an excellent snow forecast, this ski resort has 115 slopes, 350 artificial snow cannons, two cross-country ski circuits, a snowpark, fifteen ski and snowboard schools, etc. There are also plenty of equipment rental shops in case you're not travelling with your own and on Esquiades.com you can add this ski extra at an excellent price!
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.
If you want to get the most out of your stay, Sierra Nevada welcomes a wide range of leisure and après ski activities. 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 hotels and apartments 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.
As you may already know, on Esquiades.com we do not include flights in our ski holidays so, if you need to catch 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 ;)
✔ Lockdown refund guarantee
✔ Low Deposits
✔ Flexible Booking Dates
✔ Free Cancellation Policy
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 offers to ski in January and March. Are you planning a weekend ski holiday in Sierra Nevada or a short ski break? We also have them on sale!
The Sierra Nevada Ski Resort has loads of snow activities you can do with friends and family:
❄ Mirlo Blanco children's activity park in Pradollano : This is a park where you can enjoy the snow having to ski at all. What is there?
- Ski chair
- Russian Sled (roller coaster)
- Ice-skating Rink
- Children's snowmobiles
- Ethnographic Museum of Fuente Alta
❄ Activities in the Borreguiles ski area (suitable for all ages) :
- Donut slides
- BMW X Drive circuit
- Cross-country ski circuit
❄ The highest dinner in Europe : Enjoy an authentic moonlight dinner.
❄ A combination of different activities for groups. Examples: Mini Olympics, gymkhanas, igloo building, treasure hunt, etc.
❄ Skicross: Circuit for expert skiers and snowboarders located in Loma de Dilar.
❄ Mountain bikes: You can book a guide or go on your own, and explore the Fuente Alta circuit.
❄ Night route on a snow plough: You can experience being on a snow plough and reach the top of the Peninsula at night.
❄ Night skiing
❄ First and last to be on the slopes: Activity that allows you to be the first or last skier to be on the slopes and have the ski resort to yourself.
Here's a list of the main snack bars and restaurants located on the slopes in Sierra Nevada:
1. Borreguiles area
✔ Alcazaba Restaurant
✔ Borreguiles Restaurant
✔ Campanario Restaurant
✔ Nevasol Restaurant
✔ Chiki Club
✔ Wooden's House Bar
✔ El Torreón premium terrace
2. Pradollano Square
✔ Blackbird Cabin
✔ La Bodega Restaurant
3. Loma de Dilar area
✔ Domino's Pizza
4. Laguna de las Yeguas area
✔ Kiosk La Laguna
Maximise your time on the slopes and order the slope-side lunch tickets with Esquiades.com in advance! We offer a great set-menu that includes:
✔ Hamburger or Sandwich
✔ French Fries
✔ Ice cream
✔ Soft Drink
You'll find the list of the restaurants where you can stop for lunch on your confirmation. All you have to do is hand in a copy of the voucher at the ski resort's ticket office and they'll give you your meal tickets.
There are 15 ski and snowboard schools in the Sierra Nevadas ski resort. They offer different courses and on Esquiades.com you can add both private and collective ski and snowboard lessons .
On Esquiades.com you will find several types of ski and snowboard lessons so that you can choose the program that best suits you and your companions:
1. Group ski and snowboard lessons
Depending on how many days of Ski Pass you have booked, you can choose different types of courses. On Esquiades.com you will find:
✔ Weekend course: 2 days - 6 hours in total
✔ 3-day course - 9 hours in total
✔ Pack of 4 course - 12 hours in total
✔ Pack of 5 course - 15 hours in total
2. Private ski and snowboard lessons
The private lessons that we offer on Esquiades.com can be for 1 or 2 people:
✔ 2 hour course for 1 person
✔ 2 hour course for 2 people
✔ 4 hour course for 1 person
3. Top Class ski and snowboard
If you wonder what top lesson lessons are, they consist of more specific ski practices such as Freestyle:
✔ Course of 2 hours Freestyle for 1 person
✔ Course of 2 hours Freestyle for 2 people
✔ Course of 4 hours Freestyle for 1 person
This part is super simple! During the booking process you will be able to check all the ski and snowboard extras that you can add to your booking. Depending on the pack of ski passes you have booked, our website will show you which ski and snowboard extras are available for those Ski Pass days ;)
If you do not book the lessons during the booking process, that's absolutely fine! You can always add them at some other time via Manage My Booking on our website.