Sierra Nevada Ski Resort

As one of Europe’s highest ski resorts, Sierra Nevada is a snow-sure resort and a great ski holiday destination. The ski resort offers gorgeous long hours of winter sunshine and spectacular skiing. You’ll enjoy fabulous views of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco while skiing the wide variety of pistes that cater for every type of skier.

With a total of 102km of skiable terrain, there is plenty of skiing across the four areas that are all interlinked. Slopes are best suited to beginners and intermediates with plenty of wide, long blue and red runs that are perfect for practising turns.

The season here runs from December to April and it’s a great ski resort for early or late skiing given Sierra Nevada’s high altitude.

Call our ski experts today to find out more about Sierra Nevada ski resort.

Sierra Nevada Transfer Time
Granada
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Malaga
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Best For...

  • Beginner skiers
  • Snow-sure conditions
  • Uncrowded slopes

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 2,100m
  • Skiing Altitude 3,300m
  • Total Ski Area 102km
  • Lifts 21
  • Green Runs 8km
  • Blue Runs 41km
  • Red Runs 48km
  • Black Runs 5km

Ski Accommodation in Sierra Nevada, Spain

Our collection of Sierra Nevada ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

Ski accommodation
Ski Areas in Sierra Nevada

Ski Areas in Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada ski resort is split into four separate ski areas that are all well-linked and easily accessible. You’ll catch one of two gondolas up to the mid-station at Borreguiles where you’ll find the nursery slopes. Intermediates and experts should carry on up to 3,300m where the majority of the more challenging and freestyle terrain can be found. You’ll be able to find slopes that catch the afternoon sun, of which there is plenty given the resorts southern location – especially towards the end of the season.

Skiing in Sierra Nevada

Skiing in Sierra Nevada

You’ll find an excellent array of runs in Sierra Nevada ski resort, ranging from a nursery slope area ideal for beginners to some challenging black runs and exciting off-piste. The green and blue runs are well-groomed, however, the resort is best suited to intermediate skiers who can take advantage of the long reds that Sierra Nevada is famous for. There’s early morning skiing 7:30am – 9:00am on a Sunday, so if you’re looking for empty slopes and fresh tracks then you’ll want to set your alarm.

Sierra Nevada Ski Weekends
Ski Schools in Sierra Nevada

Ski Schools in Sierra Nevada

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re travelling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Restaurants in Sierra Nevada

Restaurants in Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada ski resort has an array of excellent restaurants dotted throughout the resort, with most located by the nursery slopes in Borreguiles. You can find all the traditional European Alpine cuisine, including fondues and raclette, as well as some Mediterranean specialities – paella at Nevasol is a must. Make the most of the reasonable prices you’ll find here compared to other ski resorts.

Après Ski in Sierra Nevada

Après Ski in Sierra Nevada

There’s a fantastic choice of bars to choose from after a day on the slopes and the resort is well known for its lively nightclub scene. Head to Pradollano Square at the bottom of the piste and you’ll find a selection of cosy bars to relax in until things start to ramp up at around 11:00pm. It’s also worth heading to Granada after a day skiing, where you can enjoy the much warmer temperature, trendy tapas places and flamenco shows.

Best Après Ski in Sierra Nevada
Non-Skiers in Sierra Nevada

Non-Skiers

With the coast so nearby it’s very easy for those that aren’t taking to the slopes to head for the beach, a unique alternative option for a ski holiday. Within resort there’s plenty for non-skiers to entertain themselves with, from tobogganing to ski bikes or ice-skating. At night time there’s the opportunity to go star-gazing as well. The city of Granada is less than an hours drive away and is a great place to explore, steeped in fascinating culture and heritage.

Map of Sierra Nevada

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