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A Guide To Sierra Nevada Skiing

Where is the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort?

Stationed in the province of Granada in south-eastern Spain, the Sierra Nevada skiing resort has earned a reputation for being amongst the best in the world for its optimal weather conditions and excellent range of facilities.

It’s actually the third highest peak in peninsular Spain, and the most southerly ski resort in Europe, which is evident if you ever go because the weather is fantastic. The perfect balance of snow and sunshine.

Reasons to choose Sierra Nevada for your next ski trip

We appreciate that with so many ski resorts out there, choosing just one location to spend your time and money can be tough. Here are four of our favourite reasons to choose Sierra Nevada:

Snow, snow & more snow

When it comes to snowfall, you’ll be hard pushed to find a better skiing spot that offers such depth of snow combined with glorious warm sunshine. In fact, Sierra Nevada sees over 400 inches of snow every single year, making it by far one of the most scenic places to don your skis.

Best range of ski slopes

Whether you’ve never taken to the slopes before, are a seasoned enthusiast or are looking to travel with a group whose abilities range drastically, Sierra Nevada ski resort can accommodate.

With over 120 different pistes on offer, you can enjoy some super easy slopes or challenge yourself with a handful of black slopes that promise to catch even the most experiences skier off guard. Still not convinced there’s enough variety on offer? Here’s a breakdown of exactly what you can expect:

  • 19 green slopes – “very easy”
  • 45 blue slopes – “easy”
  • 53 red slopes – “difficult”
  • 7 black slopes – “very difficult”

Take your pick, whatever you choose, you won’t be disappointed.

Great for ski-enthusiasts or for those who don’t ski at all!

Why would you go on a skiing holiday if you don’t ski? The truth is, places like Sierra Navada offer so much more than just skiing. So whether it’s a trip with your mates or a family getaway, if you’ve no interest in getting on the slopes, there’s plenty of other things you can be doing that are just as enjoyable!

From hiking and sledging to exploring the beauty of the mountains, resorts such as ours at El Lodge offer something for everyone. And, if you don’t even want to face the outdoors, our luxury spa and fine dining offers the ultimate pamper package whilst the rest of your party wear themselves out on the pistes!

Late season skiing

When can you ski in Sierra Nevada, we hear you ask? Well, with one of the longest skiing seasons available, the question should probably be when can’t you!

Thanks to the exceptional weather, Sierra Nevada ski resorts benefit from an extra long ski season, running from November to as late as early June (snowfall permitting). So, if you’re looking to avoid the rush, or maybe grab a bargain, opting for Sierra Nevada skiing can give you everything you need and more.

Where to stay during your Sierra Nevada ski trip?

Location is key, and if you’ve settled on Sierra Nevada, you’ve already done the hard bit! But now you need to choose the right accommodation to ensure your stay lives up to its potential. But how do you choose?

There are plenty of places to stay during ski season in the Sierra Nevada, from small chalets to luxury cabins, so narrowing down your search must ultimately fall to your personal preferences.

Are you looking for a range of cuisine options, all on your doorstep? Unrivalled access to the slopes and experienced ski guides? Then perhaps you’ll love El Lodge. With luxury running through everything we do and offering an abundance of options when it comes to food, drink and extra curriculars, there’s a reason we’re one of the go-to places to stay in the Sierra Nevada ski resort.

 Get in touch

We’ve never been more excited to open our doors for a new season of skiing, but after the year we’ve just had, we’re expecting our rooms to fill up – fast! So, if you’ve been dreaming of a special getaway in the snow, believe us when we say that at our Sierra Nevada ski resort, you won’t be disappointed.

Get in touch with us today to discuss your next booking – we can’t wait to see you.

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