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Skiing in Andalucia

Ski Season

The ski season varies according to weather conditions, but is typically from late November to late April:

Opens:  18th december 2020

Closes:  28th April 2021* 

* may change due to weather conditions

The Sierra Nevada is the only ski resort in Andalucia is located at Pradollano in the Sierra Nevada Mountains about 30 km from Granada city. Sierra Nevada is also the name of a large National Park with is popular with walkers and tourists especially in the summer months. Read more about the Sierra Nevada Natural Park. This page refers to the Sierra Nevada as a ski resort. 

The Sierra Nevada ski resort features ski chalets, hotels and apartments idea for anyone looking for a ski or snowboarding holiday.  A visit can be combined with a trip to Granada city and the famous Alhambra Palace. This is Europe's most southerly ski resort, it is small in comparison to other European resorts. it is at higher altitude than most and the air tempurature is higher than most. There is also active nightlife in the resort, in tune more with Andalucia than with other European ski resorts.  The facilities are considered first-class and it has hosted numerous national and international ski and snowboard events. Read the history of this resort.

the following links offer Live Snow report   Live Weather Report   Live Webcams at the Sierra Nevada resort. 

The Sierra Nevada is just 32 km from Granada city and takes about 50 minutes to drive from the city to the ski resort. The ski season is from late November to late April as the resort uses snow… More →

The Sierra Nevada is Europe’s most southern skiing range. The highest summit of the Sierra Nevada mountain range is Mulhacén at 3,481 metres, the highest ski lift and piste goes to just below… More →

It is always helpful to learn some useful vocabulary that will make the trip excursion even better, even though most of the staff working in Sierra Nevada speak good English.

Here you can have a look at the piste map of Sierra Nevada Ski Resort to see the different options you have and different level ski slopes, and also important information such as pharmacies,… More →

As soon as you step into Sierra Nevada village to get equipped for your day's skiing, you are overwhelmed by the amount of signs saying ´alquiler´ (ski hire) and ´escuelas´ (ski schools). Almost… More →

Here you can find some practical and technical information about Sierra Nevada Ski Resort, such as the location, altitude, runs, ski lifts and operating hours, snow-making facilities, ski schools… More →

Looking the webcam can be very useful before planning a trip or a day excursion to Sierra Nevada, to check the weather, the condition of the ski slopes or whether it is very crowded of people or… More →

Today the Sierra Nevada ski resort is a thriving centre of activity, but little over a century or so ago, it was nothing more than an isolated area within the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.

Andalucia is well known for its sunshine, beaches and amazing rural and cultural attractions - but what about skiing? In fact, there is a thriving downhill skiing industry thanks to the world-… More →


Family ski lessons

Family ski lessons
Family ski lessons

A professor guidance is very important at the beginning because all about this sport is unknown. First steps have to be done with a proffesional coach to avoid becoming discouraged at the beginning. If we get a good time and learn fast, we will love this sport. If the experience is bad, we will never try again. You will spend an unforgettable family day, where the instructor will be your guide for 2 hours so that you can then unwind yourselves the rest of the day without problems

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Rental de Skis y Snowboard helmet pants jacket all what you need

Rental de Skis y Snowboard helmet pants jacket all what you need
Rental de Skis y Snowboard helmet pants jacket all what you need

All what you need in the same rental shop Blanca Nieve Ski & Snowboard School and Rental Your ski or snowboard kit all included for 1 full day at Sierra Nevada Granada Spain -Skis or Snowboard sport -boots -poles -helmet -pants -jacket -goggle -gloves At Blanca Nieve Ski and Snowboard Rental School, we offer you the best equipment to enjoy skiing or snowboarding at Sierra Nevada. We equip you completely (skis, boards, boots, technical clothing, gloves, goggles, helmets, etc.) with a wide variety of equipment, experts, beginers, advanced,we have also especially equipment for the smallest of the house

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ski season

Depending on the snow levels, the season generally runs from the end of November or the beginning of December until the end of April or early May.

nightlife at the resort

There is a surprisingly active nightlife in the Sierra Nevada resort. Spaniards have a reputation for being night owls and this it often attributed to a hot climate that encourages people to lie low during the day and come out only once the cool of the evening has set in. However, the winter scene at Sierra Nevada contradicts this - or at least proves that old habits are hard to break.

who goes?

Most skiiers and visitors to Sierra Nevada come from Spain - mainly Madrid and the cities of Andalucía. According to the statistics from 2009/2010, over 90 per cent of those using the facilities at the ski station were Spanish. Out of the foreigners skiing in Sierra Nevada only 6 per cent were British.

when to go

You would do well to carefully plan your ski holiday in Sierra Nevada, keeping in mind that the last week of February children from schools across Andalucia have one week off school, presumably to enjoy the snow and go skiing, which is why it's called "White Week" (Semana Blanca). Most children don't actually get to go skiing, but February is reported to be one of the busiest months, so beware. Also, as would be expected weekends and banks holidays are particularly busy.

Look no further for your snowboarding or ski holiday.Whether it’s a more luxury hotel experience that you prefer or a cheap skiing holiday deal or package that you require, the Sierra Nevada ski resort in southern Spain will provide you with what you’re looking for.


The Sierra Nevada ski resort and ski station are easily accessible from both Granada or Málaga provinces. From Granada, it is 45 minutes by car or bus from Granada´s Estacion de Autobuses just south-east of Granada city. Sierra Nevada ski resort is about one hours drive from Granada Airport.  If you're coming from Málaga airport, the ski station is about two hours drive. Follow directions to first to Granada and then to the Sierra Nevada "Estación de Ski".  It is posible to drive on the mountain road all year to the resort village of Pradollano. The road is kept open, occasionally after heavy snow falls snow-chains are required, they can be purchased in local petrol stations. There is almost no available street parking in Pradollano, there are underground public (pay for) car parks.      




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