Sierra Nevada - Technical Information

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The resort of Sierra Nevada offers a variety of facilities for its visitors

TECHNICAL INFO ABOUT THE SIERRA NEVADA SKI resort

LOCATION

  • Nearest town: Monachil, 20km
  • Nearest city: Granada, 31km
  • Highest mountain peak of ski area: Veleta, 3,398m

ALTITUDE

  • Resort base level (Pradollano): 2100 m
  • Top station: 3300 m
  • Vertical drop: 1200 m
  • Slope orientation: north/north-east

RUNS

  • Number of ski areas: 6 (Veletas; Laguna de las Yeguas; Borreguiles; Lomar del Dilar; Rio Monachil; Parador)
  • Total distance of marked runs: 106,8Km
  • Total number of runs: 124
  • Green runs (very easy, beginners' or "nursery" slopes): 19
  • Blue runs (easy): 41
  • Red runs (intermediate): 50
  • Black runs (expert): 7
  • Orange runs - Snowpark (varying levels of difficulty): 7
  • Longest run: Pista del Águila (6,253km)
  • Cross-country circuits: 1 (5.8km marked)

SKI LIFTS

  • Total number of ski lifts: 21
  • Gondola lift: 2 (detachable)
  • Chair lifts: 14 (6 detachable)
  • T-bars: 1
  • Rope lifts: 1
  • Carpet lifts (conveyor belts): 4

Total ski lift capacity: 45,207 skiers/hour

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Fun for all the family at Sierra Nevada

Ski lifts in special areas

  • Snowpark Sulayr (see below): 2 chairlifts
  • Borreguiles Recreation Area:
  • Mirlo Blanco: 1 carpet lift and 1 sleigh
  • Dreamland (Children's snowpark): 3 carpet lifts (one covered)
  • Nursery area: 1 carpet lift
 

SNOW-MAKING FACILITIES

  • Snow producing machines: 350 canons and 725 hydrants
  • Reservoir capacity for exclusive use of snow machine: 195,000 cubic metres of water
  • Artificial snow runs: 44
  • Total km of artificial snow: 35 Km

SKI SCHOOLS

  • Number of ski schools: 15
  • Number of instructors: 400
  • Night skiing: Thursday and Saturday 7pm-10pm (subject to weather conditions)
  • First tracks: Sunday 7am-9am
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Watching the sunset at Sierra Nevada Ski Resort

OTHER WINTER SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES

Snowparks: Superparque Sulayr (see below), plus 1 minipark (jumps and rails)

Superpàrk Sulayr:

  • Location: Loma de Dilar
  • Length: 1080m (in 3 areas)
  • Width: 80m
  • Vertical drop: 210m
  • Half-pipe: 165m
  • Cross circuit ski-cross and snowboard-cross: 750m
  • Altitude: 2360-2625m
  • Format: Freestyle and snowboard
  • Level of difficulty: Easy (Kidspark and Minipark); Intermediate (Funpark and NSR line; see 4 Sectors listed below); Difficult (Pro-line Copa del Mundo)
  • Natural snow obstacles and artificial snow obstacles (painted orange and black according to difficulty) with marked routes according to level of difficulty: total 110
  • Artificial snow obstacles: 20
  • Lifts: 2 four-seater chairlifts (Loma de Dilar and Monachil)
  • Opening hours: 11am - 4.30pm

SECTORS OF SULAYR SNOWPARK

There are four sectors of the snowpark, each with a selection of natural and artificial jumps and obstacles, for snowboarders and freestylers. In some cases, riders have a choice of heights so they can take the one which best suits their ability. The snowpark features the longest line in Europe, with 60 modules, including 46 in a single run, and there are 110 modules in the snowpark in total.

In addition there are two areas for children to learn freeriding, Minipark and Kidspark, both of which have smaller version of typical obstacles such as boxes and rainbows.

Sector 1 (Intermediate)

Miniquarter Bong

Spine-wallride

Wallride box

Miniquarter

Corrugated Spine-tube

Curved box

Step-down jump 2-4m

Funbox jump 6m

Step-over jump 6m

Platform: jump 4-6m and low, flat rail

Platform: funbox 4-6m and Rainbow 6m

Front Quarter

Sector 2 (Intermediate)

Low box 4-6m and rail donkey 6m

Jump 4m and double flat rail 4m

Transfer jumps: 6m

Sector 3 (Intermediate)

Double step-over jump: 6 and 8m.

Double perfect gap jump: 8 and 10m.

Double step down jump: 10 and 12m.

Funbox jump 10m and snowbox dynamite

Funbox jump 8m and pole jump

Funbox jump 6m and flat box-gap to down-box

Funbox jump 4m and bobin.

Jump and rail car 4m

Curved box

'NSR' stairs

Sector 4.- (Intermediate)

Combibox 21m

Flat Rail 6m

Donkey 6m

Double King 9m

Gap Rail to Flat Rail

Banana Box 6 m

Combi-rails 17 m

Double King Single Pipe 9 m

Mystery

Curve Box 6m

Rail

Wide wallride box

Polejam Doublerail 6 m

San Francisco

Mystery

Box

Mystery

Barrel Gap

FOR CHILDREN AND BEGINNERS: KIDSPARK, MINIPARK AND FUNPARK

There are also two areas for children to learn snowboarding tricks and freestyle: Kidspark and Minipark. These are located either side of the Loma de Dilar chairlift.

Kidspark

  • Floor Box
  • Flat box
  • Mini Rainbow

Minipark

  • Rainbow/Flat box/jump 2m
  • Jump 2m/Flat box/jump 3m
  • Jump 3m/Flat box/jump 4m
  • Inflatable mattress Burn/Flat box/jump 5m/Fun Box 6m/Mystery/New Generation 6m/Pyramid 6m

Snow parks for other winter sports:

  • Borreguiles - tubing, parallel slalom, private competition hosting
  • Fuente de Mirlo (Pradollano) - "Russian sledge" (Roller-sled on rails, a cross between a roller-coaster and a bob-sled, for 2 passengers - 2 adults, or one adult plus children aged under seven)
  • Toboggans, ski-bike, ski-scooter, ski-seat, slalom bike, mini-snowboarding, mini-ski, eco-friendly open-air skating rink, motorised snow-scooters for children aged 5-12 years on 70m closed circuit next to Jara chairlift
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Aerial view of Sierra Nevada Ski Resort

OTHER FACILITIES

  • Nurseries: 2 (1 in Borreguiles and 1 in Pradollano)
  • Sports clubs: 1 (Club Deportivo Montebajo)
  • Covered car park: 2644 spaces
  • Open car park: 1363 spaces
  • Motorhome parking: 55 spaces (Los Peñones)

Some useful words:

  • remonte - ski lift
  • telecabina - gondola lift
  • telesilla - chair lift
  • telesquie - T-bar
  • telecuerda - rope lift
  • cinta transportadora/alfombra magica - carpet lift (moving conveyor belt)
  • forfait - ski pass
  • esqui de fondo - cross-country (Nordic) skiing
  • bache - mogul

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