Happy New Year! We’ve had a bit of a cold snap in the Lecrin Valley over the last week, with a very cold wind coming down off the mountains and some rain. Down in the valley that’s not particularly brilliant, but it’s fantastic news for skiers up in the Sierra Nevada (our area of fabulous skiing (less than an hour from the Valley) where the snow is great, with more to come!
January 8 2021: Despite Coronavirus Sierra Nevada Ski station at Pradollano (Sol y Nieve) is open with reduced capacity (see their website for latest capacity and to buy passes – available ONLY online). Please make sure you check conditions and capacity before you travel and only travel if you are allowed under government Covid measures.
The Sierra Nevada ski area is on the northwestern slopes of Veleta, the third highest peak in peninsular Spain and the most southerly ski resort of Europe. Despite its southern location, it has great skiing, with 133 pistes over 110KM or so and 21 lifts and is one of the prettiest and most varied ski areas in Europe…
If you’re not massively into skiing, then you can still make the most of this amazing area of southern Spain, with its countless walking paths, cycle routes, beautiful crystal clear lakes and waterfalls and incredible views down to the Costa Tropical and across to Africa on a clear day!
When it’s mild weather, it’s beautiful and warm up there too – perfect for spending some time away from it all, walking in the valley, horse riding, cycling or just taking in the almond blossom, which will arrive any day now. The cable cars make it easy for hikers to reach the summit of Veleta too. So even if you’re not a massive walker, you can still enjoy the view from the top.
The Sierra Nevada resort includes the Mirlo Blanco recreation zone, which now has an ice rink, toboggans, ski-bikes, mini-skis and a track for wheeled toboggans, so with all the bars and restaurants as well there’s lots to keep you occupied.
Make the most of this amazing area. From the Lecrin Valley it’s less than an hour door to door, with transport from Granada central via bus and good routes into the resort by road.