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Conditions of the ski slopes

Resort Open
Total Ski Slopes
77 / 132
Kilometres
65 / 110 km.
Snow Build-up
20 - 80 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

Average rating
7.8

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Ski Slopes
8.7 / 10
Restaurants and Cafes
7.5 / 10
Ski Resort's Chairlifts
7.9 / 10
Snowpark
7.4 / 10
Wi-Fi signal
6.6 / 10
Skiing with children
8.6 / 10
Snow conditions
7.8 / 10
Last snow:   17-11-2019
Cm. Last snow:   2 cm
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Rosa Carolina

NS/NC
Rated
8
Skied on December 08 2019
Intermediate 
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Wide range of tracks, during the week we have not had a queue for the ski lifts or many people on each track
Some areas of the slopes were covered with ice, but they were correctly noticed.

Borja

NS/NC
Rated
8.9
Skied on December 07 2019
Intermediate 
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The best season to combine sun and snow, also great professionals work.
Few things can be said here.

Antonio

NS/NC
Rated
10
Skied on December 06 2019
Intermediate 
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Wonderful Sierra Nevada is spectacular, I repeat every year, near Madrid with gigantic tracks a lot of variety and long descents if you are splicing tracks and bordering the mountain, my favorite place, the square full of restaurants, the chocolate of Marilolo the pizzas of Tito Luigi and the refuge .... "high" prices but they are not abusive, the logic of the area (coffees € 2, churros € 3, you normally eat a hamburger or a mounted in the square for about € 10 per person with your drink and your Potatoes, they are not bars where for € 10 you have first Second and dessert, nor do you eat delicatessen, but you eat and € 10 is at your fingertips) spectacular people, everywhere we went they treated us well, as I said spectacular without doubt
Nothing, all the same as always, at the moment I don't have a bad word

Frijolito

NS/NC
Rated
8.5
Skied on December 06 2019
Intermediate 
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Snow was missing but the frame is incomparable. I will come back for sure.
Ice due to lack of snow ...

Gema

from Madrid
Rated
9.3
Skied on December 06 2019
Intermediate 
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In general everything, the atmosphere, the tracks, enough for my level
You wait for them in the ski lifts that when there were so many people were slower. Otherwise great
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Fernando

of Madrid
Rated
8.1
Travelled in December 2019

Juan Fernando

of Málaga
Rated
10
Travelled in December 2019

Javier

of Alicante
Rated
9
Travelled in December 2019

Lorena

of Huesca
Rated
9.2
Travelled in December 2019

Macarena

NS/NC
Rated
6
Skied on December 06 2019
Intermediate 
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Made us a great bridge
The food of the restaurants of lousy track and over expensive, we go an armed robbery

Marina

NS/NC
Rated
9.1
Skied on December 06 2019
Beginner 
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I will repeat

Alessa

NS/NC
Rated
8.7
Skied on December 05 2019
Beginner 
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The station is beautiful and the tracks are very long which is a joy.
There was a lot of ice on the slopes

Francisco Pedro

from Cáceres
Rated
2.5
Skied on December 05 2019
Intermediate 
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Good weather
The parking lot is very expensive, the ski lifts were not open from the beginning and the design of the station makes stoppers or queues quickly without having more options to wait

Sergio

NS/NC
Rated
8.4
Skied on December 05 2019
Intermediate 
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It is one of the best stations in Spain
On some national holiday dates in Spain there is too much crowding of people it is much better to go to the station on normal dates to avoid this massive wave of people
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Georgian Catalin

of Toledo
Rated
9.2
Travelled in December 2019

Pedro

of NS/NC
Rated
7.2
Travelled in December 2019

Lorena

of Jaén
Rated
8
Travelled in December 2019

Marta

of Madrid
Rated
8.9
Travelled in December 2019

Franco

NS/NC
Rated
5.3
Skied on December 02 2019
Intermediate 
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Ski lifts for bicycles or similar, to be able to climb with the bicycle to the top

Alberto

NS/NC
Rated
5.1
Skied on December 01 2019
Advanced 
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Very high prices in relation to quality / price.

Olga

NS/NC
Rated
8.6
Skied on November 29 2019
Advanced 
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The sun, tracks always very well trodden, skiable slope. When no people are the best, no season has the afternoon sun that Sierra Nevada has.
This time there were few people, but parties marked queues can be hell.

Jordi Cuixart

NS/NC
Rated
9.6
Skied on November 29 2019
Intermediate 
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This survey is done at the beginning of the season, end of November and beginning of December; surely, in high season, with more snow and better quality, my opinion would change to the best.

Marcos y Pilar

NS/NC
Rated
5.1
Skied on November 28 2019
Advanced 
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The sun
Snow quality
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Victoriano

of NS/NC
Rated
9.2
Travelled in December 2019

Hugo

of Murcia
Rated
8.2
Travelled in December 2019

Francisco Javier

of NS/NC
Rated
9.2
Travelled in December 2019

Marta

of NS/NC
Rated
8
Travelled in December 2019

Marcos

from Castellón
Rated
7.5
Skied on November 26 2019
Intermediate 
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That they are carrying out works throughout the Station .... It was a joke in bad taste, asphalting, putting windows, fences, welding, radial noise, itching in every corner

Ramón

NS/NC
Rated
4.6
Skied on November 24 2019
Intermediate 
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Little open waiting for the December bridge, it is disrespectful to those who pay.

Jordi

NS/NC
Rated
9.6
Skied on May 03 2019
Intermediate 
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Everyone says that it is the best station in southern Europe and, perhaps, they are right; What is certain is that 2019 was the last station to close, and the highest clues still had good quality snow.

Genaro

from Madrid
Rated
6.7
Skied on April 30 2019
Intermediate 
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It is a station that has me in love has a thousand good things you have to go to see it.
I've been on the bridge in May but not all the lifts were open and you had to go down the river almost always and instead of leaving open the egg that has seats to climb it closed, little snow really, bad condition of it to have almost a half station pulling low is better to close.

Guzmán

NS/NC
Rated
8
Skied on April 27 2019
Intermediate 
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A great closing season.
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Juan Miguel

of Madrid
Rated
8.2
Travelled in December 2019

Cristina

of NS/NC
Rated
8
Travelled in December 2019

Mercedes

of NS/NC
Rated
8.9
Travelled in December 2019

Javier

of NS/NC
Rated
8.2
Travelled in December 2019

Cristina

NS/NC
Rated
8
Skied on April 26 2019
Intermediate 
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I love the season, ideal for learning
I do not like that they can not give us the pass in a more comfortable way without having to wait for endless queues at the ticket office. You should be able to redeem the coupon at the vending machines at least if you do not have the delivery service at the hotel

Miguel

NS/NC
Rated
10
Skied on April 24 2019
Intermediate 
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There was a lot of snow and almost all the tracks were open
Due to the heat, after 2:00 the snow was too heavy and it became dangerous.

Pedro

NS/NC
Rated
8.6
Skied on April 23 2019
Intermediate 
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In general, satisfactory station experience.

Sergio

NS/NC
Rated
6.8
Skied on April 21 2019
Intermediate 
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The restaurants and the friendliness of the workers.
The attention of the operator of the station (CETURSA).

Irene

from Valencia
Rated
7
Skied on April 21 2019
Advanced 
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I think the tracks should be spectacular in the vast majority.
I thought there was a lot of signage missing in terms of the track limit. The names of the tracks should be in more "bollards".
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Marta

of Madrid
Rated
8.1
Travelled in December 2019

Jose Maria

of Alicante
Rated
6.9
Travelled in December 2019

Jordi

of Alicante
Rated
8.1
Travelled in December 2019

M

of Valencia
Rated
7.3
Travelled in December 2019

Jesus

from Madrid
Rated
7.1
Skied on April 20 2019
Intermediate 
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The staff of the station
The address ... Habren the station with very bad weather conditions for saving to return the FF

Herminia

NS/NC
Rated
6
Skied on April 20 2019
Intermediate 
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It's the 5 time we go, we like the season
The fog that there was, nothing could be seen

Julian

NS/NC
Rated
8.5
Skied on April 19 2019
Advanced 
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The quality of the snow was very good despite the dates I went, the signage is good. The pisteros did an exemplary job and they treated us great when faced with an incident we had.
I got the feeling that the ski lifts were not as fast as on other occasions.

Mario

NS/NC
Rated
7.1
Skied on April 19 2019
Advanced 
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It's a good season, but I have not been able to appreciate everything that can be done in good weather
I'm missing valleys ... It's that Granvalira ....

Jose Manuel

NS/NC
Rated
8.6
Skied on April 19 2019
Advanced 
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Very wide tracks, altitude, altitude, views.
Nothing
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

José

of NS/NC
Rated
9.4
Travelled in December 2019

Álvaro

of NS/NC
Rated
5
Travelled in December 2019

Aroa

of NS/NC
Rated
9.3
Travelled in December 2019

José Luis

of Toledo
Rated
8
Travelled in December 2019

Irene

from Alicante
Rated
6.5
Skied on April 19 2019
Intermediate 
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It does not seem right to me that days that due to weather conditions or other things are many closed tracks and charge the ski passes at the same price ..... They should consider that topic.

Jose Maria

from Madrid
Rated
6.9
Skied on April 19 2019
Intermediate 
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Due to bad weather, closed season restoration areas

Sara

NS/NC
Rated
8.6
Skied on April 19 2019
Intermediate 
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We love it for its accessibility, for the quality of the snow, for the environment,

Angel

from Madrid
Rated
6.8
Skied on April 18 2019
Intermediate 
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Comfort of the track and facilities.
Track staff with a fairly regular deal with customers.

Antonio

NS/NC
Rated
7.9
Skied on April 18 2019
Advanced 
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Recommend restaurant gondolas as a destination to eat something and regain strength
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Jose Luis

of Madrid
Rated
7.1
Travelled in December 2019

Sergio

of NS/NC
Rated
9.6
Travelled in December 2019

Guillermo

of Madrid
Rated
10
Travelled in December 2019

Antonio

of NS/NC
Rated
8.1
Travelled in December 2019

Carlos

from Madrid
Rated
9.4
Skied on April 18 2019
Beginner 
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I only have good words for the season, it seems a resounding 10.

Beatriz

NS/NC
Rated
8.7
Skied on April 18 2019
Intermediate 
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Unbeatable ski station. We have been this Easter, the quality of the snow was magnificent .. There were no lines on any chairlift .. And the tracks were perfect.
Leisure and restoration is much more expensive than in other seasons.

Javier

NS/NC
Rated
8
Skied on April 18 2019
Advanced 
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A luxury, to have this station in Spain and more in April (late). Very complete services. It was my discovery last year and I have repeated this and will continue the following.

Maria Gabriela

NS/NC
Rated
8.7
Skied on April 17 2019
Intermediate 
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Good access to the slopes, snow on the track was good, not far from Lisbon
It snowed every day with poor visibility

Emilio

from Toledo
Rated
8
Skied on April 17 2019
Advanced 
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I have not had luck with time
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Diego

of Toledo
Rated
8
Travelled in December 2019

Kevin

of Valencia
Rated
9.2
Travelled in December 2019

Carlos

of Madrid
Rated
7.7
Travelled in December 2019

Jesica

of NS/NC
Rated
8
Travelled in December 2019

Héctor

from Madrid
Rated
3.8
Skied on April 15 2019
Intermediate 
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Quite extensive, I prefer the area of the lagoon.
The distribution of the chairlifts.

Sergio

NS/NC
Rated
9
Skied on April 15 2019
Intermediate 
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The kindness and attention of the staff

Francisco Jose

NS/NC
Rated
8.5
Skied on April 14 2019
Intermediate 
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Station staff very friendly and professional
Lack of information when the season closes

María

NS/NC
Rated
6.9
Skied on April 14 2019
Intermediate 
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The only options available for disability are expensive and should be free for disabled or at least discounted

Manu

from Madrid
Rated
9.4
Skied on April 13 2019
Intermediate 
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All
All ok
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Pedro

of NS/NC
Rated
7.7
Travelled in December 2019

Esquiador

of Madrid
Rated
5.3
Travelled in November 2019

Diego

of NS/NC
Rated
8.9
Travelled in November 2019

Pablo

of NS/NC
Rated
7.3
Travelled in November 2019

Clara

NS/NC
Rated
8.6
Skied on April 13 2019
Intermediate 
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The spectacular station
I do not understand that the ticket office hours are shorter than the opening hours to the ski slopes. In my opinion the service would improve a lot if they had a longer schedule in the afternoon that allows you to get the ski pass the day before or, for example, claim the return without having to go down before the closing of the tracks.

Juan José

from Madrid
Rated
7
Skied on April 12 2019
Advanced 
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The Snowpark is very big
The quality of the snow is very bad because in the morning it is ice and in the afternoon when it is very hot it becomes

Ignacio

NS/NC
Rated
5.5
Skied on April 12 2019
Advanced 
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The quality of snow and weather (Sun and abundant snow)
Slow lifts, archaic installations. It seems incredible that they have it so careless. Stairs in ruins, dirty buildings and very expensive both ski lifts and services. They take advantage that it is the only station to the south.

Beatriz

NS/NC
Rated
7.8
Skied on April 12 2019
Advanced 
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I missed more information on tracks (maps above all) and services (wc, coffee shops, bins ...)

Marian

from Murcia
Rated
6.7
Skied on April 12 2019
Advanced 
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The services have been improving over the years, but they still lack above all track maintenance
Parking Pradollano, expensive and no day rate on the machine of the private company of the City Council, you have to renew the ticket every 3 hours
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Lucas

of NS/NC
Rated
8.7
Travelled in November 2019

NaNacor

of NS/NC
Rated
7.4
Travelled in November 2019

Salvador

of NS/NC
Rated
6.6
Travelled in November 2019

María Teresa

of NS/NC
Rated
8.7
Travelled in November 2019
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