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Nevada Ski day in the Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada is a mountain massif located in Andalusia, belonging to the Betic mountain range, specifically to the Penibetic system. Located between the provinces of Granada and Almería, it is the highest mountain massif in Western Europe after the Alps. Its maximum altitude is the peak Mulhacén3479 m above sea level. In 1999 a large part of the massif became a national park (it is one of the three national parks in Andalusia together with Doñana in Huelva and the Sierra de las Nieves in Malaga) because of its botanical, scenic and natural values.

In addition to its biodiversity in terms of fauna and flora of this unique natural environment in our region, Sierra Nevada is known for the various sports that can be practiced outdoors throughout the year. In this sense you can find hiking routes in summer such as the Vereda de la Estrella or the Sulayr Route, sleep in any of its three refuges (Poqueira, Posteiro or Puerto de la Ragua) or practice cycling and crown its great peaks with your road bike or if you are more adventurous with your mountain bike. You have all the information on the official website of the Sierra Nevada Park.

However, what we want to focus on in this article is the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort managed by Cetursa. If you visit us in the winter months, the ski and mountain resort of Sierra Nevada is an essential part of the tourist offer of Andalusia and therefore of your trip. Its privileged location will allow you to enjoy an enviable climate while skiing and contemplating nature at the same time. Europe’s most southerly ski resort offers visitors excellent skiing facilities less than two hours from the coast and just a few kilometres from the monumental and historic city of Granada.

The season starts in December with the arrival of the first snow and usually ends in April. There are different promotions for adult ski passes, ranging from €50 to €60 per day and €33-40 for children’s ski passes (under 16) depending on the time of year you visit the resort. The resort has numerous slopes (see map) differentiated in colours (green, blue, red and black) according to their difficulty from less to more difficult.

The site has countless accommodations, from hotels, aparthotels, rented flats or hostels as well as numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs that during the winter night are a hive of athletes who enjoy the closing of the day. Undoubtedly, one of the most important dates is Christmas. New Year’s Eve (31 December) and Three Kings’ Day (6 January) are days marked in red on the Sierra Nevada calendar. The Three Kings parade on the evening of 5 January will thrill the youngest members of the family when they see the Three Wise Men from the East descend on skis laden with gifts in Borreguiles.

From Marbella the ski resort is a 2h 30m drive, so if you get up early it is possible to make the round trip in one day. You can park your car in the designated car parks and enjoy a day’s skiing in the mountains and return home to sleep on the beach, all in the same day.

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