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Sierra Nevada Ski Resort Guide

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Sierra Nevada

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Sierra Nevada

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El Mulhacen desde el Veleta, Sierra Nevada photo

Sierra Nevada

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Sierra Nevada

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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 19 Dec

  • Last Snowfall: 15 December 2014
  • Snow Depth (upper): 80 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 20 cm
  • Piste: Soft
  • Off-piste: Limited

Today’s Weather (2701 m)

10 NW10
5 °C F-Level
10 NW10
5 °C F-Level
5 NW5
4 °C F-Level

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


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

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 1198 m


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


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

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Visitor Reviews of Sierra Nevada

Mike Warrington from Spain writes:

Well, two mates and myself went up yesterday: 12th Feb 2014 with the prospect of some good skiing (having had some serious dumps of snow recently). The weather forecast was good with clouds clearing, lovely sunny day thereafter and winds decreasing. How wrong can you be! Got up there, yes cloudy. Had a couple of runs to get used to skis again, bit of lunch and then packed it in. Clouds and rain came down and very unpleasant. Coming down, in the car, the clouds had descended considerably down the road. Yes, beautiful sunshine in Granada and along the coast. Oh well, another day perhaps.

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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
Velez-Malaga, Spain 74 km

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
Alcazaba, Spain 5 km
Puntal de Vacares, Spain 6 km