The Ski Resort
Sierra Nevada Ski Resort is located in the Sierra Nevada National Park, being the southernmost ski resort in Europe and the highest in Spain.
It is located 27 km from the city of Granada along the A-395 road and 90 km from the nearest coastal city, Motril, being possible to enjoy the mountains and the beach on the same day if you wanted to.
Famous for its long winter seasons (December to May), its good snow, its pleasant climate and for being the ski resort with the most sunny days per season, Sierra Nevada has a skiing terrain of 110 km distributed among 21 ski lifts, 131 slopes for all the Levels and with the highest vertical rise in Spain, with 1200 m. Within the total of slopes, 19 are green slopes (easy), 45 are blue slopes (intermediate), 53 are red slopes (difficult), 7 are black slopes (expert) and 7 are Snowpark slopes to practice freestyle.
Sierra Nevada is a widely recognized touristic destination and chosen by thousands of tourists a year thanks to its good climate, its great infrastructure, its wide and diverse skiing terrain suitable for all levels, its nightlife, the Andalusian cuisine and above all the warmth of their people.
Next to the station is the Pradollano village, where you can find all kinds of services from public and covered parking, restaurants, hotels, bars, commercial stores, banks, supermarkets, among others.
Pradollano is at 2100 meters above sea level, this being the level from which the main ski lifts start. The maximum ski height is given by the Veleta peak, the fourth highest summit in Spain, located at 3400 meters above sea level. Also located in this National Park is the Mulhacen Peak (3480 m), the highest in the Iberian Peninsula.
The station opens its doors daily from Monday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Also adding a different and fun option with night skiing on Thursdays and Saturdays from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sierra Nevada and Granada
In addition to everything it has to offer as a ski resort, we must highlight the attractive that represent its proximity to the city of Granada. A ski vacation can be perfectly combined with a visit to this city, one of the most touristic and beautiful in Spain with an endless offer of activities of interest. Here is a selection of our “must do” in Granada:
- The Alhambra: Visit to the Nazari Palaces and the gardens of El Generalife
- Visit to the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel
- Visit and walks through the Albaicín and Sacromonte neighborhoods
- Sunset at the Mirador de San Nicolás
- Flamenco shows
- Go for tapas at the bars of Granada
- Trekking in Los Cahorros (Río Monachil)
- Adventure activities during summer time