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Sierra Nevada Ski Resort Guide

Sierra Nevada Ski Resort Guide

Laguna, Sierra Nevada photo

Sierra Nevada

Photo credit: Daan

SIERRA NEVADA BAJO LA LUNA photo

Sierra Nevada

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El Mulhacen desde el Veleta, Sierra Nevada photo

Sierra Nevada

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La Laguna, Sierra Nevada photo

Sierra Nevada

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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 27 Feb

  • Last Snowfall: 18 February 2015
  • Snow Depth (upper): 300 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 100 cm
  • Piste: Packed
  • Off-piste: Tracked

Today’s Weather (2701 m)

AM
clear
30 N30
0 °C F-Level
2700m
PM
partially cloudy
20 N20
1 °C F-Level
2800m
night
partially cloudy
5 NNW5
2 °C F-Level
3000m

There are few places in the world where you can ski in the morning then head to the coast for a swim in the afternoon, but the proximity of Sierra Nevada to the Med allows this. Don't be fooled into thinking that the skiing will be second rate either. 20 lifts serve 100 km of piste at the Sierra Nevada but it can get busy at the weekends with bottlenecks at the lifts. The pistes lend themselves to the intermediate but there is ample off-piste skiing for the advanced riders. Off the pistes, there are some good restaurants and lively bars. If you get bored or the snow is not as good in the Sierra Nevada, just head for a beach! A halfpipe was added to the snowpark Salayr in 2011 (165m long and 6m high). It is the biggest in Spain. The snow junior world championship was celebrated in this park.

Resorts close to Sierra Nevada include: Javalambre (393 km), Valdesqui (410 km), Puerto De Navacerrada (415 km), Sierra de Béjar-La Covatilla (417 km), Valdelinares (436 km),


Sierra Nevada Location Maps

Sierra Nevada Location Map

All Sierra Nevada Resort Stats

Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 115
  • Beginner: 49%
  • Intermediate: 40%
  • Advanced: 11%
  • Cross-country: 8 km
  • Snowmaking: 35%
  • Acres of ski: -
  • Terrain Parks: 1
  • Halfpipes: 1

Social

  • Restaurants: 30
  • Bars: 28
  • Slopeside accommodation: Y

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 1198 m

Lifts

  • Draglifts: 4
  • Chairlifts: 16
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: 2
  • Toplift: m

Travel

  • Season opens: 28 Nov 2014
  • Season closes: 3 May 2015

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Visitor Reviews of Sierra Nevada


Paddy from Ireland writes:

We have been skiing in Sierra for 12 years now. With the exception of a few local holidays the queues are non existent especially away from the beginners area. Snow conditions are usually great with plenty of variation. A bit short of anything extreme but then so am I. If you want to eat stay away from the mountain and eat in the town, Pepe Bollo does a great toast, eggs and bacon. I have skied all over Europe and a bit in USA and I must say I really enjoy all this resort has to offer. Don't forget your sunglasses.

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City Forecasts
Closest to Sierra Nevada

city forecasts
Granada, Spain 22 km
Motril, Spain 41 km
Almunecar, Spain 49 km
El Ejido, Spain 59 km
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Surf Breaks
Closest to Sierra Nevada

surf forecast
Playa de Carchuna, Spain 43 km
La Chucha, Spain 44 km
La Herradura, Spain 52 km
Molino de Papel, Spain 55 km
Playa de Lagos, Spain 73 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Sierra Nevada

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to Sierra Nevada

mountain forecasts
Pico Veleta, Spain 3 km
Cerro de los Machos, Spain 3 km
Mulhacen, Spain 5 km
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