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Conditions of the ski slopes

Resort Open
Total Ski Slopes
98 / 132
Snow Build-up
20 - 200 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
7.7

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Ski Slopes
8.4 / 10
Restaurants and Cafes
7.6 / 10
Ski Resort's Chairlifts
7.6 / 10
Snowpark
7.7 / 10
Wi-Fi signal
6.2 / 10
Skiing with children
8.4 / 10
Snow conditions
7.2 / 10
Last snow:   22-01-2020
Cm. Last snow:   7 cm
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David

from Madrid
Rated
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
Rated
6.2
Skied on February 21 2020
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All accommodations away from the slopes

Geno

NS/NC
Rated
7.3
Skied on February 20 2020
Intermediate 
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Pubs
A lot of ice

Fco Javier

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

of Barcelona
Rated
6.2
Travelled in February 2020

Ramón

of NS/NC
Rated
2.1
Travelled in February 2020

Fátima

of NS/NC
Rated
10
Travelled in February 2020

Carlos

of Valladolid
Rated
9.4
Travelled in February 2020

Almudena

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

Samantha April

NS/NC
Rated
4
Skied on February 17 2020
Intermediate 
Expensive parking

Jose

from Madrid
Rated
9
Skied on February 17 2020
Intermediate 
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High prices

Esquiades

NS/NC
Rated
8.6
Skied on February 17 2020
Intermediate 
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They have remodeled the toilets and are no longer the pigsty they were. Very good!
Now maybe you have to go around the cable cars / chairlifts and their access (speed, access, queues, put seats in those where you have to stand ...).

Alberto

from Madrid
Rated
9.1
Skied on February 16 2020
Advanced 
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Cozy station It has all the services at hand, good atmosphere and good weather. We will be back.
Having to pay a high price for parking, being a public administration who manages it.
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Beatriz

of NS/NC
Rated
8.9
Travelled in February 2020

Jose

of NS/NC
Rated
4.6
Travelled in February 2020

Alma María

of NS/NC
Rated
7.2
Travelled in February 2020

Veronica

of NS/NC
Rated
6.7
Travelled in February 2020

Jose Alberto

NS/NC
Rated
3.6
Skied on February 16 2020
Intermediate 
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Nice and collected
Few tracks for beginners and very crowded

Stephen

from Munster
Rated
4
Skied on February 15 2020
Beginner   +  
All very good

Jose Ignacio

NS/NC
Rated
7.6
Skied on February 14 2020
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Sun
The parking. (very expensive)

Guillermo

from Madrid
Rated
3.9
Skied on February 14 2020
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With very long lines only one person at the box office. The queues for the ski lifts a real disaster

Cristina

NS/NC
Rated
7.1
Skied on February 14 2020
Advanced 
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They should look for alternatives for ski pass collection in hotels, apartment offices, ski pass vending machines with a 24-hour QR code reader or open the ticket office on Fridays until 00h so that those who come from afar can take the passes for the night and avoid the lines of the first day, especially on Saturdays. The time you save doing all the internet you lose in the queue to collect the bonuses ... Extend the chairlift schedule from 3,000 to 23:30 / 00h to be able to go down to dinner in Pradollano and then get comfortably in the chair or expand the schedule and visibility of the minibus that goes up to you.
They should look for alternatives for ski pass collection in hotels, apartment offices, ski pass vending machines with a 24-hour QR code reader or open the ticket office on Fridays until 00h so that those who come from afar can take the passes for the night and avoid the lines of the first day, especially on Saturdays. The time you save doing all the internet you lose in the queue to collect the bonds ... Free access a bit because there are times that you can not spend with the skis to man between so many chairs and tables of the restaurants. Expand chairlift and minibus schedules.
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Enrique

of NS/NC
Rated
7.3
Travelled in February 2020

Ruben

of Murcia
Rated
9.4
Travelled in February 2020

Jose

of Madrid
Rated
8.7
Travelled in February 2020

Ángela

of NS/NC
Rated
7.5
Travelled in February 2020

Belen

NS/NC
Rated
6
Skied on February 14 2020
Intermediate 
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The station is lavish, near Granada it is wonderful to know the area and make a stop for skiing ???? :)
Lots of people, queues and queues on the ski lifts. The funnel of the first gondola is brutal, once you go up and up it is much better.

Israel

NS/NC
Rated
10
Skied on February 13 2020
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Very good season

Agustin

NS/NC
Rated
6.6
Skied on February 13 2020
Intermediate 
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High prices in restaurants

Julia

from Alicante
Rated
7.6
Skied on February 13 2020
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The good atmosphere
The tails

Adrian

NS/NC
Rated
9.3
Skied on February 13 2020
Intermediate 
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Easy to get to and move around, lots of variety of activities on and off the slopes
Snow pulling badly given the heat and the little snow, very crowded and long lines especially on weekends.
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Fernando Jesus

of NS/NC
Rated
7.4
Travelled in February 2020

Javier

of Madrid
Rated
9.4
Travelled in February 2020

Alex

of NS/NC
Rated
5.4
Travelled in February 2020

Enrique

of Madrid
Rated
7.4
Travelled in February 2020

María Paloma

NS/NC
Rated
9.4
Skied on February 12 2020
Intermediate 
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Good temperature and tracks for all levels
Very difficult to park on the street and expensive paid parking.

David

NS/NC
Rated
6.7
Skied on February 12 2020
Intermediate 
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Quite a few ski kilometers, taking into account the high temperatures it did in early February 2020.
Queues and more queues. You have to pay for EVERYTHING.

Pedro

from Madrid
Rated
8
Skied on February 11 2020
Intermediate 
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The environment and the weather
Somewhat high price in hospitality

Fernando

from Cantabria
Rated
7.7
Skied on February 11 2020
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It is a station that I try to go to every year. The good weather and snow are almost guaranteed.
As always parking. That of being obliged to pay a parking lot is not a receipt, they have plenty of room to make a free public parking nearby. And then everyone decides if they want to pay comfort or not. The one you have to pay to play with sleds in the snow. How do you want me to take the children to play if I also have to pay for it? Bad, very bad, I already have relatives who have decided not to return to the station with their children for that issue. They would have to think about it and find a free zone.

Joaquín

NS/NC
Rated
5.9
Skied on February 09 2020
Intermediate 
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The sun and the different food options
Little snow, excessively expensive parking and not a single white area to park less than 15 minutes walk, every day 12 hours of payment for parking on the street, I find it abusive
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Sandra Elsa

of NS/NC
Rated
10
Travelled in February 2020

Ismael

of Madrid
Rated
8.9
Travelled in February 2020

Aitami

of NS/NC
Rated
5.7
Travelled in February 2020

Luis

of NS/NC
Rated
8.7
Travelled in January 2020

Tomás

from Madrid
Rated
8
Skied on February 09 2020
Intermediate 
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The snow is very well trodden
The prices are abusive

Laia

NS/NC
Rated
6.9
Skied on February 08 2020
Intermediate 
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Some chairlifts are very slow.

Enrique

NS/NC
Rated
3.7
Skied on February 07 2020
Intermediate 
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VERY MASSED

Maria Del Mar

from Alicante
Rated
9.6
Skied on February 07 2020
Beginner 
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GOOD TIME AND GOOD TRACKS.
MANY PEOPLE

Alberto

NS/NC
Rated
4.5
Skied on February 07 2020
Advanced 
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The weather, the temperature and the sun
They put on the wed 50 to 2 meters of snow and it is a lie, some closed ski lift and little snow with ice sheets and super hard. Two hours to park and far away, in the high zone, they also said that this area was fine and there was no snow
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Diana

of NS/NC
Rated
8.6
Travelled in February 2020

Carlota

of Madrid
Rated
7.4
Travelled in February 2020

Eduardo

of NS/NC
Rated
4.6
Travelled in February 2020

Juan Baitista

of NS/NC
Rated
6.7
Travelled in February 2020

Ramon

NS/NC
Rated
8.1
Skied on February 07 2020
Advanced 
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...
Colas package goes back to hotel

David

NS/NC
Rated
8.5
Skied on February 07 2020
Advanced 
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Many skiable meters

Ignacio

NS/NC
Rated
8
Skied on February 02 2020
Intermediate 
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Very good weather conditions
Overcrowding in order of semama

Llanos

NS/NC
Rated
7.7
Skied on February 02 2020
Advanced 
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The breadth of the tracks. Cleaning in the bathrooms.
How dirty the tracks are

Jose Luis

NS/NC
Rated
9.3
Skied on February 02 2020
Intermediate 
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For me, the best season. Almost always with a very pleasant time. It also has many cane-top bars with a more than reasonable price.
On the weekend it is very crowded.
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Anonimo

of NS/NC
Rated
8.4
Travelled in February 2020

Olga

of NS/NC
Rated
8
Travelled in February 2020

Jose Javier

of NS/NC
Rated
8
Travelled in February 2020

Maria Del Pilar

of NS/NC
Rated
9.3
Travelled in February 2020

Angel Luis

NS/NC
Rated
7.4
Skied on February 02 2020
Intermediate 
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Although there was little snow they struggle with the canyons to maintain the activity.
Nothing

Adolfo

NS/NC
Rated
7.4
Skied on February 02 2020
Advanced 
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The atmosphere of the station
The station (pradollano and surroundings) is abandoned, the broken stairs, facades of the uncorked buildings and the ski lifts of the station are worth it.

José Antonio

from Madrid
Rated
9.2
Skied on February 02 2020
Intermediate   +  
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Many ski kilometers.
Price pass and very expensive restaurant area.

Fran

NS/NC
Rated
8.5
Skied on February 02 2020
Advanced 
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The state of the slopes and facilities

Álvaro

NS/NC
Rated
8.4
Skied on January 31 2020
Advanced 
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Long lines to access and exit Pradollano
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Marina

of NS/NC
Rated
9.4
Travelled in February 2020

No Reply

of NS/NC
Rated
8
Travelled in February 2020

David

of NS/NC
Rated
8
Travelled in February 2020

Gemma María

of NS/NC
Rated
8
Travelled in February 2020

Felix Javier

NS/NC
Rated
7.3
Skied on January 31 2020
Intermediate 
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Very many tracks, and of great amplitude all type of color / level of track, and of great lengths. Ascent to the weather vane
Crowding of people many queues, and little fluid needs another additional ski lift from Pradollano The access and exit of vehicles from the ski resort is blocking

Miguel

NS/NC
Rated
8
Skied on January 31 2020
Beginner 
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It is close to Granada and you can combine different types of leisure
Bad snow, long lines, it takes a long time to get to the slopes.

Ricardo

NS/NC
Rated
6.1
Skied on January 31 2020
Intermediate 
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Monday was luxury with few people.
In the weekend it is full, a lot of waiting in the ski lifts and the tracks had just become dusty.

paloma

from Madrid
Rated
8.1
Skied on January 30 2020
Beginner 
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It is a very large season and the lifts are varied, they are very good.
There may be too many people at some times, and in sections the snow was not very good.

Gabriel

NS/NC
Rated
8.1
Skied on January 30 2020
Intermediate 
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A spectacular time
The snow is very hard and ice sheets
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Virginia

of Toledo
Rated
9.6
Travelled in February 2020

Rodolfo

of NS/NC
Rated
8
Travelled in February 2020

Laura

of NS/NC
Rated
9.5
Travelled in February 2020

Alfredo

of Madrid
Rated
8.7
Travelled in February 2020

Elena

NS/NC
Rated
4.8
Skied on January 29 2020
Advanced 
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It is a season that to start is very good.
The ski lifts and ski lifts are very long and slow. In a 5-hour day, removing the stop to eat (1hr) is really skiing (time down slopes) 1.5hrs ... You need to take many chairlifts very slow

Rubén

NS/NC
Rated
8
Skied on January 28 2020
Intermediate 
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It worked 90% of the station, despite having few people.
Very little free parking, everything and payment.

Maria

NS/NC
Rated
8.1
Skied on January 27 2020
Intermediate 
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The sun Do not queue

NS/NC
Rated
7.5
Skied on January 27 2020
Intermediate 
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I had a very good time
On the only tracks I pay for parking

Ana

NS/NC
Rated
5
Skied on January 26 2020
Intermediate 
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Nice station, good tracks.
Many unbearable children and parents. Many queues on the ski lifts. Chairlift speed is sometimes slow. It is not normal that you have to wait for 1 hour and a minimum of ca to buy the ski pass. I will not return just for that.
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Francisco Jose

of NS/NC
Rated
7.8
Travelled in February 2020

Rosa Maria

of NS/NC
Rated
8.2
Travelled in February 2020

Jimena

of Madrid
Rated
6.6
Travelled in February 2020

Luis

of NS/NC
Rated
5.5
Travelled in February 2020
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