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Sierra Nevada, Spain

The Sierra Nevada mountain range is just over 2 hours drive from Malaga airport. The resort itself is actually called Pradollano and is 30km up the mountain from Granada.

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At a Glance

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Getting there:
Malaga airport is just 130km away.
Top 5 things to do:
  1. Ski the Endless Aguila - 1200m descent along 6km - the longest slope on the Iberian peninsula.
  2. Watch some of the tricks being perfomed in the Sulayr superpark.
  3. head to Mirlo Blanco to try some different winter activities - there's an ice rink, toboggan run and a snow roller coaster.
Resort Amenities:
The resort has a selection of bars and restaurants, sports shops, a cash machine, supermarket, pharmacy and tourist information.
Airport Name:
Granada - 53km Malaga - 169km
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Time Difference from UK:
+ 1 hr
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Sierra Nevada

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Ski Holidays in Sierra Nevada

As well as a fabulous snow record there’s the fantastic sunshine that comes with being so far south (over 300 days sunshine a year). The centre of Pradollano is built mostly around a large square (Plaza Europa) and whilst there are some hotels and apartments down in this area (Hotel Melia, Mont Blanc) there are many more to be found on the way up towards the top end of resort.

Skiing and Boarding in Sierra Nevada

Situated at 2100m and with a ski area up to 3398m there are over 90km of runs suitable for beginners and intermediates. There are 4 black runs, but the majority are red and blue.

 During the day there is a chairlift which runs up and down the resort (Parador ) and there is also a free navette which runs until approx 21h00. This leaves from the main square in front of the Hotel Melia.

The ski shop we recommend is Luis Sanchez sports which is at the bottom of the Parador lift. They are extremely friendly and you can leave your skis and boots there at the end of the day so you can go back to your hotel in your own shoes (usually after a relaxing drink in the main square).

There are lots of different ski schools to choose from – Escuela Internacionale de ski are located near the Al Andaluz gondola lift. Lessons can be booked for either Saturday and Sundays or Monday to Friday. Lesson times are 10 – 13h00, but the meeting point is up the mountain at the area known as Borreguiles  so make sure you leave time to get there. Both the gondola lifts (Al Andalus  and Borreguiles) go to pretty much the same place so you can get either (but the Borreguiles has seats whereas you have to stand in the al Andalus!) They each take about 12 minutes to get to the top and once you come out of the gondola you go up the escalators and out onto the snow. The ski school classes meet over by the beginners are which you will see to your right by the magic carpet lifts.

Doing More in Sierra Nevada

Most people go to Sierra Nevada for the downhill skiing and snowboarding however the resort does offer other actvities. There's a toboggan run, ski bikes, an ice rink, ski chairs (skifox) and a alpine coaster (Russian sleigh). Off the slopes there is a choice of restaurants where you can experience Spanish specialities such as paella and tapas as well as of course tasting some of the spanish wines. The Montebajo Sports club has a modern gym and a heated indoor swimming pool. 

Accommodation in Sierra Nevada

We feature 4 hotels (3 and 4 star) and 2 apartment residences in resort so whether you are looking ofr a catered or self catered option we have something to suit. 

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Accommodation in Sierra Nevada


Hotel Ziryab

Hotel Ziryab in Sierra Nevada is just 100 metres from the Al-Andalus Ski Lift. Read More

From £676.00

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Hotel Telecabina

Set in the centre of the resort and just metres from a number of lifts, the Hotel Telecabina has a fantastic location and great reputation as a basic but very comfortable hotel. Read More

From £530.00

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Hotel Maribel

Hotel Maribel is a lovely 4 star slopeside hotel with impressive views of the Sierra Nevada and the city of Granada. Read More

Hotel Mont Blanc

The recently-renovated three-star Hotel Mont Blanc in Sierra Nevada enjoys an excellent location at the heart of the ski resort, sat at the centre of Pradollano and a short walk from the ski lifts. Read More

Hotel Melia

The Hotel Melia Sierra Nevada is located right at the foot of the slopes in the Sierra Nevada ski resort, in the heart of the shopping and leisure centre, and only 100 metres from the ski lifts. Read More

Hotel Melia Sol y Nieve

The Hotel Melia Sol y Nieve is located in the Plaza de Pradollano at the very heart of the shopping and leisure area and only 100 m from the ski lifts. This hotel has a magnificent YHI Spa Suite and a rather exclusive level of service. Read More

Monte Gorbea Apartments

Set in the stunning Sierra Nevada mountains, these practical apartments and studios are ideal for a ski holiday. Read More

Trevenque Apartments

The Trevenque apartments are a great self catering option; spacious and well kept with easy access to the resort centre and lifts. Read More

From £281.00

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Hotel Monachil

This traditional mountain-style hotel is situated at the centre of the Monachil ski resort in the Sierra Nevada and only 100 metres from the ski lift. Read More

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