6 Benefits Of A Luxury Ski Holiday In Spain
Holidays should offer a break from the stresses of busy modern life, but they should also allow you to experience new things and work on personal growth in between bouts of relaxing.
What better way to achieve the perfect balance between relaxation and adventure than a luxury ski holiday at a winter resort? Luxury ski lodges take any winter getaway to the next level, providing everything you need for an exhilarating and rewarding getaway.
Whether you’re going alone for a wellness retreat, travelling with a long-term partner to rekindle that romantic flame, or taking children along on a family bonding trip, a luxury ski resort has something for everyone.
If you’re not quite sold on the idea of a luxury skiing holiday yet, here are six features of the indulgent breaks available at El Lodge that should help you see the light.
1) Stunning location
One of the most appealing elements of staying at a ski lodge is the incredible scenery. Waking up to breathtaking views of beautiful snowy mountains every morning is something everyone should get to experience at least once in their lifetime.
El Lodge boasts such sweeping vistas from our prime location on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Andalucía, Spain. At a height of 2100m, our guests can enjoy spectacular views and access to a range of amenities that will make their stay even sweeter.
As the southernmost ski resort in Europe, we offer a unique and charming ambience, with a perfect package of sport and leisure facilities available to keep you entertained and at ease. We also have direct access to Pista Maribel, one of Sierra Nevada’s main ski runs.
Not only is our luxury ski resort an enviable destination in itself, but our location is also just 33km from the city of Granada, and just over 2 hours away from the Costa del Sol. So, if you want the best of both worlds, you could also experience the Spanish beaches and bustling nightlife of hotspots like Malaga and Marbella on the same trip.
2) Luxury accommodation
Rooms and suites at the El Lodge hotel are more than just a comfortable home away from home. Our boutique ski accommodation combines the warmth of an Alpine cabin with the luxury of modern fittings – especially if you opt for a room with a private Jacuzzi!
Featuring Finnish timber, vintage décor, and plush furnishings, our cosy and picturesque rooms are the perfect setting to come back to after a day on the slopes. Relax in a whirlpool bath then sink into one of our sumptuous deluxe beds before hitting the snow again in the morning.
Every room comes with a Wi-Fi connection, television, Nespresso coffee machine, and minibar, plus a safe box to keep your valuables secure. Our most exclusive suites also come with private dining areas, where you’ll have the option of hiring a catered dinner complete with butler service.
There are twenty rooms and suites available to choose from at El Lodge, allowing you to tailor your booking to the needs of your travelling party – you can even enquire about interconnecting suites for family groups. Choose between a Jacuzzi, pool access, or a clear mountain view from your terrace to customise your experience.
3) Full ski facilities
The main event of a ski resort holiday is the skiing, and El Lodge has access to a wide selection of pistes and off-piste routes for all levels of ability.
Whether you’re new to skiing and need some personal instruction or your skiing knowledge is second to none, you’ll find the perfect route for you from:
- 9 green pistes (suitable for beginners)
- 41 blue pistes (for beginner to intermediate skiers)
- 50 red pistes (for intermediate skiers)
- 7 black pistes (for expert skiers)
Skiing for the first time can be daunting, and even if you’ve tried it a few times before, you can always learn new skills – which is why El Lodge runs a daily ski school. You can join in on group classes or book a one-on-one session to help you develop your skiing technique.
Whether you need to hire high-quality ski equipment here or bring your own, we take care of the logistics for you – from making sure you’re kitted out properly at the start to loading and transporting your skis for you.
Of course, the skiing itself has a range of health benefits – this activity is not only a lot of fun and good for boosting your mood, but also helps to improve your muscular and cardiovascular fitness, as well as your flexibility.
Thanks to the mild weather in this area, we have one of the longest ski seasons running at El Lodge, giving you more opportunity to book a luxury ski getaway.
4) Gourmet dining
When you’re on a luxury ski break, you expect the same level of extravagance in the dining opportunities as you enjoy in the accommodation and skiing facilities. As such, you can expect world-class gourmet dining throughout several ski resort restaurants at El Lodge.
Locally sourced food, sophisticated furnishings, and laid-back atmospheres make each of our restaurants and bars an ideal place to unwind for lunch or dinner. Savour fresh produce and seasonal delights from our delicious menus, which offer everything from appetising nibbles to decadent meals – with a variety of food and drinks available to suit every palate.
Wining and dining against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada mountains is a magical experience that we can’t recommend enough. Whether you catch breakfast at The Grill, ski-in/ski-out for lunch at The Sun Deck, grab cocktails at The Bar, or settle in for the evening at The Lounge, you’re guaranteed to find something to tantalise your tastebuds.
If you want a quiet night in to yourself or a romantic dinner for two in your room, you can always order room service from our set menus between 7am and midnight, and have flavourful dishes delivered directly to your door.
5) Spa treatments
Just as you expect luxurious accommodation and cuisine when off the slopes, you might also expect high-end wellness facilities to prepare for and recover from long days out on the snow.
Whether you want to warm up with some training in our state-of-the-art gym or soothe sore muscles the morning after with a massage in our serene spa, El Lodge has both fitness and healing resources available to book morning to evening for anyone staying at our hotel.
Our gym has advanced cardiovascular workout equipment to keep you in the best shape for skiing, while our outdoor heated pool is perfect for a lazy swim or lounging on the sundeck. You can also take a soak in the sauna with our Finnish hot tub.
When it comes to the indoor spa, there are two specialist treatment rooms where highly trained professionals deliver a variety of restorative therapies. From skincare facials to personalised massage procedures and lymphatic drainage detoxes, you’ll leave feeling like a brand new person after spending the day at the El Lodge spa.
6) First-class service
When you put everything together, you have a full package of luxury activities and accommodation wrapped up in your ski resort holiday. However, the package isn’t complete without the people who make your stay run smoothly – whether behind the scenes or always on hand to help in person.
All of our private staff are highly capable professionals who are happy to assist you discreetly with whatever you may need, from skiing equipment to food service to housekeeping.
We have several specialists onsite who excel in their fields, including chefs, trainers, and masseuses – and we even have babysitters available to supervise the little ones in the Kids Club playroom while the grown-ups head out to the slopes or for some ‘me-time’ in the spa.
The level of luxury we provide for every guest wouldn’t be possible without our supportive and skilful team, and we pride ourselves on always offering high-quality efficient services. We make a stay at El Lodge welcoming and unforgettable for everyone who passes through our doors.
Book your luxury ski holiday at El Lodge
Even a short stay at a luxury ski hotel can be life-changing – it’s an unparalleled bonding experience for couples and groups, and incredibly healing and affirming for solo travellers. It opens up a world of possibilities that you might not have considered before.
With warm and inviting accommodations, gourmet cuisine, and facilities that rival a private health club – not to mention over 100km of pistes and magnificent mountain views – why wouldn’t you want to book a getaway at a first-class luxury ski lodge?
Whether you’re looking for somewhere to spend your Christmas break in 2022 or booking ahead for spring 2023, El Lodge is now taking bookings for stays starting from 1st December 2022. Check date availability and prices online now, or browse our selection of luxury ski holiday packages to truly treat yourself this winter!