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Sierra Nevada Resort Guide

The Sierra Nevada resort guide summary is: Sierra Nevada has 20 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1198m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 124 trail at Sierra Nevada.


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Sierra Nevada Resort Guide

The Sierra Nevada resort guide summary is: Sierra Nevada has 20 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1198m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 124 trail at Sierra Nevada.

Vertical:

Top: 3300m
Arrow
1198m
Bot: 2102m

Best for:

Beginner level skier
Beginners/
Intermediates

Trails:

124
49%
40%
11%

Hectares of Ski:

Snowmaking: 35%

Sierra Nevada Lifts:

  • drag lift icon4
  • ski lift icon14
  • cablecar icon2
Total lifts = 20
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Visiting Sierra Nevada

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Sierra Nevada.

  • Season opens
    28 Nov 2020
  • Season closes
    2 May 2021
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    30 | 28
  • Nearest Airport
    Santa Fe (García Lorca)
  • Nearest Train Station
    Granada
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +34958249100

Sierra Nevada Features

The terrain at Sierra Nevada includes:


What's it like at Sierra Nevada resort?

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. 21 lifts serve 110 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 Sulayr in 2011 (165m long and 6m high). It is the biggest in Spain. The snow junior world championship was celebrated in this park. It is the longest Slopestyle line in Europe with over 77 different obstacles and up 46 possible in any one run!

The Snowboard & Freestyle World Championships 2017 were held here.


Explore Sierra Nevada Location Map

Interactive Sierra Nevada trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Sierra Nevada?

MarchAverage: 2.7 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Sierra Nevada is week 1 of March. There are typically 2.7 snowy days during this week with 30cm of snowfall. Check out the Sierra Nevada Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Sierra Nevada

Overall: 4.1 Based on 102 votes and 81 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.2
  • Variety of pistes 4.3
  • Off-piste 3.5
  • Scenery 4.3
  • Apres-Ski 4.5
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Alastair McFarlane from Spain writes:

Stayed at the Melia hotel many years ago on a UK package that did not work out too well. High winds, white out snow, few lifts open and icy conditions. Hotel at best described as mediocre. Roll forward 30 years and the ski area is extensive, the hotels expensive but cost of ski hire and passes much cheaper than France or USA. Biggest difference is access to the resort. From Nerja we can check the snow report, leave at 7am, park in the underground car park all day for €20 and be on the first lift skiing at 9.30am. Ski all day, jump back in the car and enjoy a restaurant meal overlooking Burriana beach back in Nerja at 8pm. Go midweek outside school holidays and you will have the resort to yourself, often in glorious sunshine. Maybe for a holiday visit book a hotel in Granada, get a hire car and check out the weather forecast. Resort is not a great place to be in bad weather but on a sunny day it really can be quite superb...

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