SIERRA NEVADA, SPAIN
About The Resort
The Sierra Nevada ski resort of Granada in southeastern Spain is on the northwestern slopes of Veleta, the third highest peak in peninsular Spain and the most southerly ski resort of Europe.
Only 17 miles away, Granada is the capital city of the province of Granada and is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Granada is also located at the confluence of four rivers, the Darro, the Genil, the Monachil, and the Beiro.
Because of its high elevation, the skiing season can last from late November until early May. With abundant snow, it is possible to ski almost anywhere on the mountain, as the whole resort is above the tree line. Mainly catering to locals, and less to people visiting for a whole week, it is much busier at weekends.
GATEWAY CITY: Malaga DISTANCE: 2 hours ELEVATION: 6,890'-10,830'
# OF LIFTS: 24 # OF MARKED TRAILS: 115 LONGEST RUN: 3.9 miles
BEGINNER RUNS: 14% INTERMEDIATE: 35% ADVANCE: 43% EXPERT: 8%
HIGHEST VERTICAL DROP: 3940'
4 Star Hotel Barcelo Carmen -
Lying in the center of Granada within one of the city's beautiful boulevards, surrounded by prestigious department stores is this 4-star hotel. The hotel has spacious, air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV, a private bathroom, a mini-bar, and a telephone. The hotel also features a seasonal rooftop swimming pool with views of the Alhambra Palace, free Wi-Fi, and a restaurant with an open-air bar.
4 Star Melia Sierra Nevada Hotel -
This 4-star hotel is located 350 feet away from the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort ski runs and is just 21 miles away from Granada with a 2-hour drive from Málaga. The hotel takes advantage of its close proximity by having amazing panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada. This hotel also has many features such as a free modern spa, free Wi-Fi, the La Bodeguita Restaurant, a buffet-style restaurant, a tapas bar, and places to relax like a Bar Inglés or the lounge, which features a fireplace. The rooms specifically have mountain-style décor, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, a mini-bar, and a desk.