Skiing is not the most thought of reason for going to Andalucia. Beach, culture, food yes but the ski slopes of Sierra Nevada in Granada province aren´t so well known. The ski slopes are now open for the 2021/2021 season and with more than thirty peaks the mountains of Sierra Nevada some at over 3,000 metres above sea level can be seen from far and wide.

Sierra Nevada, Granada

The snowy peaks can be seen from the beaches of Granada coast, one of the very few places where you can sunbathe in the morning and ski in the afternoon. The ski resort is home to some of the best skiing in Spain.

The ski slopes have been open since the beginning of December and everything is in place to for a great 2021/2022 season. There are 77 new cannons to produce more snow, four new machines to care for the ski runs and a full-service catering for skiers with ski passes, accommodation, restaurants and specialised shops. There´s also an option of night skiing to guarantee a great time and a memorable visit to Sierra Nevada.

Skiing in Granada

Pistes – There are 124 pistes colour-marked slopes of differing degrees of difficulty, 19 of which are for beginners – they are marked green, 45 easy lsopes – blue, 53 difficult slopes in red and seven in black for expert skiers.  

Ski lifts – The personal ski passes for use on all the ski lifts cost between 48 and 54 Euros. There are also passes at reduced rates and there are large discounts for children to encourage family tourism.

Accommodation – There is accommodation to suit all pockets with hotels from 60 Euros and other alternatives like aparthotels from 40s as well as apartments to rent.

Eating out – A wide range of food is available. Italian cuisine from pizzerias such as Tito Luigi, international cuisine at restaurants such as Vivac, La Visera and La Antorcha.

Ski and snowboard shops – Shops that sell or rent ski equipment are Adventure Ski Blanca Nieve, Río Sport, Ilíberis Sport and Mulhacén Ski. Prices range from 18 to 22 Euros for skiing and 35 Euros for snowboarding.