Sierra Nevada Spain
The Sierra Nevada, meaning "snowy range" in Spanish, is a mountain range in the region of Andalusia in Spain. It contains the highest point of continental Spain, the Mulhacén at 3,482 m.
Sierra Nevada is located in the Penibetic mountain range in Andalucia. It is Europe's southernmost ski resort and is endowed with the Iberian peninsula's highest summits. The resort is situated in the municipalities of Monachil, Guejar Sierra and Dilar near Granada's Costa Tropical (100 km.) and the Costa del Sol (150km.). The resort's village, Pradollano is at an altitude of 2,100 meters.
It is a popular tourist destination, as its high peaks make skiing possible in an area along the Mediterranean Sea predominantly known for its warm temperatures and abundant sunshine. At its foothills are found the cities of Granada and Almeria.
Parts of the range have been included in the Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada.
If you can, you better avoid the weekends, although it's not that bad. You can better avoid the first weekend of December(5 to 7 december) Christmas time(roughly from 20 december to 6 January) Carnaval (Normally somewhere in February) and Easter (In March-April). The other weekends are not that bad.
The hotels up the mountain in the resort are quite expensive and it might worthwhile to book a Hotel in Granada and go up and down the moutain by bus. The buses leave at 8 and 9 and return at 4 and 6.30. Prices are like 6 Euro's for a return ticket. We have lots of hotels near Sierra Nevada on this site. Please call for latest prices.
If you want to go in the weekends you have to make sure you go up before 9 o'clock because you won't have any problems then. If you want to go down the moutain you either leave before 4 or you take some beers or something to eat and go back at 6.30-7.30 because you won't be bothered with traffic.
The weather has more sunny days than any other ski-resort in the world. Between November and January the temperature is pretty good for skiing or snowboarding.
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