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Sierra Nevada

Wakacje Sierra Nevada

In brief

  • snow-covered slopes and the sun of Andalusia
  • more than 100 pistes and 30 lifts
  • routes lit at night
  • intense nightlife
  • excellent, local cuisine
  • only 30 km from Granada famous for its beautiful architecture
  • skiing with a view of the sea, only approx. 90 km from Costa del Sol

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Hotel Ziryab Hotel Ziryab Sierra Nevada

-13% 716 Gbp
619Gbp
  • located in the centre of Pradollano
  • comfortable rooms
  • spectacular views
  • close to the lift

Hotel Meliá Sol y Nieve Hotel Meliá Sol y Nieve Sierra Nevada

-12% 716 Gbp
623Gbp
  • modern and elegant
  • located in the centre
  • excellent service and quality of services
  • professional Yhi Spa centre
  • Itaka's Sail

Hotel Meliá Sierra Nevada Hotel Meliá Sierra Nevada Sierra Nevada

-11% 716 Gbp
631Gbp
  • family-friendly
  • located 100 m from the lift
  • close to the resort’s attractions
  • free wellness centre with an indoor pool
  • excellent service, confirmed by the “Q” quality certificate
  • Itaka's Sail

The ski season in Sierra Nevada starts in late November and lasts until the beginning of May. The quality of the snow here is very good even in early spring. Due to the intense sunlight in recent years, the number of snow guns maintaining the slopes in excellent condition has been doubled. There are more than 300 of them, able to produce 1940 m3 of snow per hour. Their range covers 35 km of downhill runs on 32 trails. Pradollano is a modern downhill trail which is approx. 110 km long, with varying degrees of difficulty: from ski runs for amateurs to very difficult runs only for advanced skiers. 30 ski lifts, including 2 gondola lifts and 15 chairlifts, take skiers and snowboarders to the slopes. There are 4 magic carpets here, prepared for beginners and children. The lift capacity is 47,000 people per hour.

The longest downhill run is El Aquila, which leads from Mt Veleta to Pradollano, with a length of 6 km with a level difference of 1.175 m. On a clear day you can see the Rif mountain ranges in Morocco. For enthusiasts of skiing by night there are ski runs with floodlights open on Saturdays after 19.00. During the day, the best time to train for intermediate skiers are between 9.0013.00, while amateurs and beginners will be satisfied after 13.00, when the snow on the Andalusian slopes is the softest. In Pradollano, you can refine your skiing technique in one of the ski and snowboard schools, and supply yourself with excellent equipment from the rentals. A place that cannot be overlooked by any snowboarder is the snowpark, equipped with a half-pipe 120 m long and numerous ski jumps. In 2015, Pradollano was the co-organizer of the winter Universiade.

Pradollano is terrifically prepared when it comes to gastronomy and accommodation, over 30 restaurants, bars and cafes, also with the local cuisine, is a great proposition after a busy day spent on the slopes. Numerous shops, a sports centre and an ice-skating rink complete the winter holiday with entertainment, and will satisfy the most demanding fans of winter sports.

In addition to the hotels on the slopes of Sierra Nevada, we also propose spending the winter holidays in Granada. A wonderful climate and beautiful monuments is only some of the advantages of Granada, of which the most important is its unique location: just approx. 30 km from Sierra Nevada and approx. 70 km from the coast of Costa del Sol. Thanks to its exceptionally mild and sunny winters, you can have a lovely time here exploring the famous Alhambra, Generalife gardens, take a trip to the sea, as well as combine all these attractions with the white craze in Sierra Nevada. Granada is connected with the ski lifts of Sierra Nevada by regular bus transport. Buses run a few times a day.
 


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Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.

Flight duration: Poland-Granada/Malaga - 4.5 hours.

Local time: CET.

Language: Spanish

Voltage: 220 V.

Currency: Euro (EUR).

Prices in the hotel and restaurants: lunch – approx. 13 EUR, beer – approx. 3 EUR, wine – approx. 8 EUR, mineral water – approx. 2 EUR, coffee – approx. 2 EUR.

Car rental: from 50 EUR/day; 1 litre petrol - approx. 1.6 EUR.

Transport: taxi - approx. 10 EUR, city bus - approx. 5 EUR (distance approx. 30 km).

Local trips: organised by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility that, if there are too few participants, a trip may be canceled.

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SKI SEASON – SIERRA NEVADA:

November - May:

SKI TRAILS:

Location: 2100-3.300 m a.s.l. (Veleta Peak -3398 m a.s.l.)

Total length of ski trails: 103 downhill trails approx. 110 km long in total (16 green, 35 blue, 43 red, 9 black).

Ski centre divided into 6 ski areas: Veleta, Laguna de las Yeguas, Borreguiles, Loma Dílar, Parador y Río.

Trail with artificial lighting: Saturdays 19.00-21.30 (depending on weather conditions).

Trail with snowmaking: approx. 300 snow guns, 35 km on 32 trails.

 


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SKI SEASON – SIERRA NEVADA:
November - May


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SKI TRAILS:
Location:
2100-3.300 m a.s.l. (Veleta Peak - 3398 m a.s.l.)
Total length of ski trails: 103 downhill trails approx. 110 km long in total (16 green, 35 blue, 43 red, 9 black).
Ski centre divided into 6 ski areas: Veleta, Laguna de las Yeguas, Borreguiles, Loma Dílar, Parador y Río.
Trails with artificial lighting: Saturdays 19.00-21.30 (depending on weather conditions).
Trail with snowmaking: approx. 300 snow guns, 35 km on 32 trails.
 

SKI LIFTS:
Types and number of ski lifts:
30 lifts (2 gondola lifts, 15 chairlifts, 5 button lifts and 8 magic carpets).
Total capacity of ski lifts: 47,000 people/h.

SKI SCHOOLS:
6 ski and snowboarding schools. One of the schools has a Polish instructor.

Ski pass prices:
Ski pass for 1 day 35-45 EUR/person (depending on the season).
Ski pass for 6 days: 175-240 EUR/person (depending on the season).

Equipment rental::
1 day: from approx. 24 EUR.
6 days: approx. 140 EUR.

Skiing course:
5-day course: approx. 150 EUR/person.

 

The realisation of certain trips depends on the hotel's location:

Granada — day trip, runs through the winter, picturesque landscapes of Sierra Nevada right to Granada, capital of the longest existing Arab Kingdom in Spain. The city was made famous, among others, by Alhambra, beautifully maintained gardens of Generalife and a beautiful cathedral in the heart of the city. Price - approx. 69 EUR.

Mirlo Blanco — zone of ski activity, snowboard park, roller coaster, ice-skating rink, specially prepared park with possibility of rides on a pontoon, snow bike, etc. Entry fee - approx. 25 EUR.

Spa visit — professional spa centre YHI SPA at Melia Sol y Nieve hotel (description of the spa with the hotel). Price - approx. 30 EUR.

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

The realisation of certain trips depends on the hotel's location:

Granada — day trip, runs through the winter, picturesque landscapes of Sierra Nevada right to Granada, capital of the longest existing Arab Kingdom in Spain. The city was made famous, among others, by Alhambra, beautifully maintained gardens of Generalife and a beautiful cathedral in the heart of the city. Price - approx. 69 EUR.

Mirlo Blanco — zone of ski activity, snowboard park, roller coaster, ice-skating rink, specially prepared park with possibility of rides on a pontoon, snow bike, etc. Entry fee - approx. 25 EUR.

Spa visit — professional spa centre YHI SPA at Melia Sol y Nieve hotel (description of the spa with the hotel). Price - approx. 30 EUR.

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

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