Snowboarding and Skiing at Sierra Nevada above the Costa Tropical
Skiing & Snow Boarding
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Only an hour or so from Salobreña and the Costa Tropical, when winter storms arrive, life at the top of the Sierra Nevada mountains comes to a standstill - but why? - given good weather the views are spectacular.
From the top of the Veleta peak, skiers and snow boarders can see across the Mediterranean to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
The resort of Sierra Nevada is a sparse cluster of hotels and apartments at the base of the first series of lifts. It is modern with a hint of traditional charm, purpose-built and only here for skiing. It is not a traditionally Spanish enclave, nor does it appear in any sense Alpine; however, if you want to find snow in Southern Spain, Sierra Nevada is the place.
When snow comes it is light and dry because of the low humidity in Southern Spain. When it doesn’t snow, Sierra Nevada has one of Europe’s most advanced snowmaking systems.
What Sierra Nevada does exude is the intoxicating Spanish love of the good life. There are lively tapas bars, quaint shops and elegant hotels climbing the mountainside. No one who comes here forgets good food and spirited nightlife.
There are good hotels at very reasonable prices - don't expect to be fleeced as in many other Ski Resorts - Sierra Nevada is not like that.
Ther are good shops in the village renting and selling all the winter sports equipment and clothing you are likely to need.
Typical mountain hotel wonderfully located in the heart of the Natural Park of Sierra Nevada, 15 km distance from Granada and 7 km distance of the ski resort.
Totally renovated, with modern and comfortable facilities, small and cosy, this hotel is perfect to enjoy your holidays in a relaxed and unique atmosphere. Quality and friendly service to make your stay unforgettable.
The Maribel Hotel is located at the foot of the slopes of the Sierra Nevada ski resort, 37 km from Granada. HG Maribel is a high-quality, warming and charming hotel with 31 rooms (double, triple & suites) decorated in a unique style. You can ski right from the door of the hotel.