Skiing in swimsuit in Sierra Nevada on April 23

The end of ski season is approaching and like every year there is being organized a skiing in swimsuit event, a rather striking event which has been held since a few years being this the fourth edition. If you ever thought how it would be to ski or snowboard without clothes it is your chance to try it.

This event also aims to promote the upcoming World Championships in Freestyle Ski and Snowboard in Sierra Nevada.


The fourth season edition of this event takes place on 23rd April at the ski station of Sierra Nevada.

You have live webcams where you can check the status of the tracks.

Ski pass at half price if you bring your bikini or bathsuit

To take part in this event you must sign up at the official website (signing page is down so I guess you have to signup personally). There is usually a limit of 500 participants, those participants who join the event will be also able to buy the ski pass at half price (€ 17.25 is the price in 2016).

To benefit from the discounted ski pass it is necessary to bring your ID card which you must show at the box office (open at 9am)  then you will be given a registration card that will give you access to services, prizes and a ski pass at exclusive price; then you get rid of your clothes and stay in swimsuit.

For your warm clothing you can use a wardrobe in Borreguiles (closes at 11:20am) that has been free in earlier years, so we assume it will remain free for participants … be patient if there are many people, the fun is only a few minutes away.

After all these steps you just have to take the chairlift and warm up the muscles, the event is about to begin, try to be careful, falling on snow in a swimsuit carries more risks than doing it protected with special clothing for skiing.

It is not allowed to overtake the person who goes first,  you must follow that person at all times. Shortly after the descent they will proceed to the awards ceremony and the wardrobe will reopen for you to take back your belongings.

Remember that participants must bring their own equipment.

Free ski pass?

Those who want to enjoy a day of skiing with free ski pass will have to wait until May 1st. During the last day of the season the price for ski pass at the station of Sierra Nevada is free.

Tips for skiing in swimsuit

Do not forget sunscreen… the sun’s rays are specially dangerous here because of the sun´s reflection on the snow so it is necessary to be well protected with sunglasses and sunscreen.

Avoid risks, we already know you are a pro…do not try to impress the bikini girls or guys in bathsuit by practicing your special skills without enough protecting clothes.

Video of previous events in Sierra Nevada

If you have never been yet to Sierra Nevada this is a good time to visit,  we have a page with information about the ski resort as well as where to park your car.

Raúl G.T

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