Sierra Nevada

As well as a fabulous snow record there’s the fantastic sunshine that comes with being so far south (over 300 days sunshine a year). The centre of Pradollano is built mostly around a large square (Plaza Europa) and whilst there are some hotels and apartments down in this area (Hotel Melia, Mont Blanc) there are many more to be found on the way up towards the top end of resort.

 

Getting here:

Its a lovely short transfer from Granada airport but if you cannot fly from London, there are plenty of options into malaga - we arrange transfers from both airports

Skiing and Boarding in Sierra Nevada

Situated at 2100m and with a ski area up to 3398m there are over 90km of runs suitable for beginners and intermediates. There are 4 black runs, but the majority are red and blue. During the day there is a chairlift which runs up and down the resort (Parador ) and there is also a free navette which runs until approx 21h00.

Skiing & Boarding in Sierra Nevada

Situated at 2100m and with a ski area up to 3398m there are over 90km of runs suitable for beginners and intermediates. There are 4 black runs, but the majority are red and blue.

 During the day there is a chairlift which runs up and down the resort (Parador ) and there is also a free navette which runs until approx 21h00. This leaves from the main square in front of the Hotel Melia.

The ski shop we recommend is Luis Sanchez sports which is at the bottom of the Parador lift. They are extremely friendly and you can leave your skis and boots there at the end of the day so you can go back to your hotel in your own shoes (usually after a relaxing drink in the main square).

There are lots of different ski schools to choose from – Escuela Internacionale de ski are located near the Al Andaluz gondola lift. Lessons can be booked for either Saturday and Sundays or Monday to Friday. Lesson times are 10 – 13h00, but the meeting point is up the mountain at the area known as Borreguiles  so make sure you leave time to get there. Both the gondola lifts (Al Andalus  and Borreguiles) go to pretty much the same place so you can get either (but the Borreguiles has seats whereas you have to stand in the al Andalus!) They each take about 12 minutes to get to the top and once you come out of the gondola you go up the escalators and out onto the snow. The ski school classes meet over by the beginners are which you will see to your right by the magic carpet lifts.

Staying in Sierra nevada

We offer a range of hotels and apartments

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Doing more in Sierra Nevadaz

There are plenty of activities for non skiers too - most people go to Sierra Nevada for the downhill skiing and snowboarding however the resort does offer other actvities. There's a toboggan run, ski bikes, an ice rink, ski chairs (skifox) and a alpine coaster (Russian sleigh). Off the slopes there is a choice of restaurants where you can experience Spanish specialities such as paella and tapas as well as of course tasting some of the spanish wines. The Montebajo Sports club has a modern gym and a heated indoor swimming pool. 

 

For non-skiers:

Other activities include paragliding, skidoos, helicopter trips and piste basher rides

Getting here:

The nearest airport is Granada but there are more regional options when flying to Malaga - transfers can be arranged from both airports - contact us for further details.

 

 

Ski area

No of km skiing (full area): 100

Snow cannons: 390

No of lifts: 24

Snowboard park: 2

Mountain restaurants: 2

Green Runs:
Blue Runs: 40
Red runs:
Black Runs: 9
Altitude (min): 2100
Altitude (max): 3300

What we like

  • lovely wide pistes for all levels
  • fabulous views down to Granada
  • being able to stop off at the beach on the last day!
  • family friendly - excellent fun activities

What we would change

  • More regional flying to Granada

Top things to do

  1. Ski the Endless Aguila - 1200m descent along 6km - the longest slope on the Iberian peninsula.
  2. Watch some of the tricks being perfomed in the Sulayr superpark.
  3. Head to Mirlo Blanco to try some different winter activities - there's an ice rink, toboggan run and a snow roller coaster.

 

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    The Hotel Melia is located right at the foot of the slopes in the Sierra Nevada ski resort, in the heart of the shopping and leisure centre and only 100 metres from the ski lifts.

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    The Hotel Melia Sol y Nieve is located in the Plaza de Pradollano at the very heart of the shopping and leisure area of Sierra Nevada and only 100 metres from the ski lifts. This hotel has a magnificent YHI Spa Suite and a rather exclusive level of service.

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    The recently renovated three-star Hotel Mont Blanc in Sierra Nevada enjoys an excellent location at the heart of the ski resort at the centre of Pradollano and just a short walk from the ski lifts.

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    147 BEDROOMS UP TO 4 PEOPLE PUBLIC CAR PARK PAYABLE LOCALLY FREE WIFI IN THE PUBLIC AREAS

    The Hotel Ziryab is located in the leisure district of the Sierra Nevada only about 100 metres from a ski lift and cross-country skiing opportunities.

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