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Sierra Nevada Ski Resort Guide

Ski Spain

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

Photo credit: Jose A. Bejarano

El Mulhacen desde el Veleta, Sierra Nevada photo

Sierra Nevada

Photo credit: carlos jimenez linares

La Laguna, Sierra Nevada photo

Sierra Nevada

Photo credit: Carlos Jimenez Linares

Slope Stats

  • 3300m

  • 1198m

  • 2102m

  • Acres of ski:-
  • Pistes:124
  • Snowmaking:35%
  • Halfpipes:1
  • Terrain Parks:1
  • X-Country:5.8 km
  • beginner49%
  • intermediate40%
  • advanced11%

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 107 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 are being being hosted here in March.

Travel

  • Nearest Airport:Santa Fe (García Lorca)
  • Nearest Train Station:Granada
  • Tourist Office Phone:+34958249100
  • Tourist Office Website:sierranevada.es/en/
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
  •   30
  •   28

Lifts

  • Season opens:23 Nov 2019
  • Season closes:3 May 2020
  • Lifts:21 (14 chair lifts, 4 surface lifts)
  •   2
  •   14
  •   4

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Information supplied 10 Apr 2019

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:23 Jan
  • Last Snowfall:22 January 2020
  • Snow Depth (upper):
    100
    cm
  • Snow Depth (lower):
    20
    cm
  • Piste:Packed powder or groomed snow
  • Off-piste:-

Today’s Weather (2701 m)view full snow forecast

PM
clear
20 SSW20
-5 °CF-Level
2000m
night
light snow
20 SSW20
-5 °CF-Level
2000m
AM
snow showers
15 SW15
-4 °CF-Level
2000m

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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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