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Sierra Nevada: the privilege of skiing by the sea

Located less than an hour from Motril beach, Sierra Nevada, offers the most beautiful and unusual landscapes in Spain. Although it is the southernmost ski resort in Europe, the sun shines here as nowhere else. Being able to ski in Andalusia is a peculiarity itself; just Imagine having the chance to ski and end the day on the beach.  This is something that can only happen in Granada.

Sierra Nevada is one of those ski resorts that welcomes all kinds of people. On one hand, it is one of the most favorites among professional skiers, because several ski world championships are held there. On the other hand, it is ideal for families because of its accessibility.

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Photo: Cayetano

What does this ski resort offer?

Among other things, it offers a wide variety of tracks: 16 green, 40 blue, 50 red and 9 black. Sierra Nevada is also well equipped with 2 cable cars, 17 chair lifts and 2 conveyor belts.

Apart of having the possibility of skiing and snowboarding, children and adults, will have the option of taking a ride on a Nordic dog sled, practice jumps and new techniques in the Snowpark , and visit the Fuente del Mirlo Blanco Park, which is so much fun. At Sierra Nevada you will find archery, ski bike and mini-ski. There are other activities that include: ice-skating on a natural ice rink or snow sliding. Here, fun is guaranteed. If you’re coming with small kids, the park also has a nursery.

Environment

UNESCO declared Sierra Nevada National Park a “Biosphere Reserve” in 1986. Its highest peak is the Mulhacen, which is 3482 meters high (the highest in the Iberian Peninsula). It followed by the Veleta peak, Cerro los Machos, Alcazaba, Puntal de Vacares and Cerro del Caballo. However, the highest ski station is located at 3,300 meters. Not bad, uh? This is a privilege given because of the proximity to the sea. During the summer season, Sierra Nevada is also a great destination for sports such as mountain biking, hiking and climbing.

Accessibility

It is very easy to get to Sierra Nevada. It is located only 27 kilometers from Granada. Just take the A -395 and just follow the signs. Are you already on your way?

 

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