Visiting Sierra Nevada
Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Sierra Nevada.
- Season opens21 Nov 2020
- Season closes2 May 2021
- Restaurants | Bars30 | 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:
- Terrain Parks1
- X-Country5.8 km
- Ski Hire
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.
Latest photos from Sierra Nevada. View all photos at the Sierra Nevada gallery page.
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.
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What's the snow currently like in Sierra Nevada?
A summary of the current snow conditions in Sierra Nevada. View more information on the Sierra Nevada detailed snow report page.
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Visitor Reviews of Sierra Nevada
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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