Facts and curiosities about Sierra Nevada, a perfect blog post for those considering a hikking, ski or snowboard holiday in Granada in winter while the snow-season or during the summer.
The end of ski season is approaching and as every year a skiing in swimsuit event is being organized, a rather striking event which has been held since a few years being this new edition. If you ever thought how it would be to ski or snowboard without clothes it is your chance to try it.
April will bring us not only the spring but also activities and discounts to Sierra Nevada for skiing. The 30th of April is the last day of the ski season, if you are willing to take part in the called event 'ski the spring in Sierra Nevada', you are yet on time.
Visiting Sierra Nevada in autumn is not expensive at all, now we can find very cheap flights to Malaga. These low prices in autumn on flights, hotels and car rental allow us to know some places in the province of Granada, located just 90 minutes from Malaga and the Costa del Sol. Now in October and November, shortly before the start of the ski season is an ideal time to enjoy the attractions of Granada without being the weather too cold.
World Snow Day is coming the next weekend and Sierra Nevada participate by offering dedicated activities and ski lessons for children. This event is organized worldwide and most of the worldwide ski stations participate on it, oficially it's just one day, the sunday...but they use to extend it for the whole weekend and some ski stations even offer it one weekend every month.
Only an hour and a half drive from Malaga and the Costa del Sol are rising the highest mountain ranges of the peninsula, Sierra Nevada in Granada, the southernmost ski resort in Europe. With the recent rains, this resort located on more than 2,400 meters above sea level, and from where on clear days you can see the Mediterranean Sea and Africa, is preparing for the new 2012-13 season.
The southernmost ski resort in Europe, Sierra Nevada in Granada, opens this Saturday November 26th the season with the largest skiing area in history at the beginning of the season.
The southernmost ski resort in Europe, Sierra Nevada in Granada, has already registered its first snowfalls, leaving a thickness of between 5 and 7 cm from 1,800 metres above sea level. These first flakes on the highest mountain peaks of the Spanish Peninsula have been a good reason for many people who went during the weekend to Sierra Nevada to enjoy the snow with the family, throwing snowballs and sliding on sleds. Useful links: Skiing in Sierra Nevada Sierra Nevada hotels Sierra Nevada apartments Skiing lessons in Granada Ski equipment rental
There are two ways to reach Sierra Nevada from Malaga. One runs inland, on the Highway A-72. It is a very entertaining journey, slowly increasing in altitude, as we move away from the coast and the lush subtropical vegetation. After the mountain pass "Las Pedrizas" nearly 800 metres above sea level, before our eyes open vast spaces of mountains and countryside, only occasionally punctuated by country houses and large olive groves.
The winter resort of Sierra Nevada, located in Granada, plans to begin the last week of the year with the opening of 95 km of slopes suitable for skiing, coinciding with the favorable weather forecast and a hotel occupancy reaching 90 percent.