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Sierra Nevada - Ski Trips - Accomodation - Lift Passes - Resort Information..

Your one-shop ski holiday under the Andalusian sun to Spain's suniest and most snow-sure ski resort Sierra Nevada. World class ski & snowboard tuition in English, accommodation hand-picked by us plus all the additional elements including Lift passes, child care and airport transfers. Our in-resort representatives are readily available to assist you in making the most out of your stay.

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Sierra Essence offers a personalised selection of accommodation choices. Because we live here and have mutually respected relationships with accommodation agencies and hoteliers we can hand pick the accommodation according to our clients specific requirements. Accommodation options in Sierra Nevada are essentially split between Self-Catering apartments or Hotels/Hostels.

Lift passes are required for all skiers or boarders whether you are a novice or otherwise. Sierra Nevada has one type of pass that covers all lifts over the ski terrain, whilst also providing options for non-skiers to use the gondola up to Borreguiles or the Parador chairlift running up through the ski village.

Sierra Essence offers the facility to pre-book your passes in advance and save you from annoying queues that can build up especially during peak season periods.

After a successful trial run of last summer's downhill mountain biking season offering routes across areas of the ski terrain, this season the stops have been pulled out and with an extended season, new routes and trails catering for complete novices through to the more hardy and advanced biker plus the well-established cross country routes of "Fuente Alta".

Spain may not initially conjure up an image of impressive snow covered peaks to offer some of the world's most exclusive winter sports.

However, as Europe's second most mountainous country (after Switzerland), with an average altitude of 650m above sea level and over 25% of the country above 1000m above sea level, Spain is home to around 33 ski resorts dotted throughout the country!

Sierra Essence & the British Ski Center comprise the two components of a small yet functional business who, for many years now, have been assisting UK and other English speaking visitors with their travel and tuition arrangements to Sierra Nevada, Spain.

Over the years, we have assisted foreign visitors to the area with property purchases, guided hikes, orientational trips, "off the beaten track" and other adventure activities in Sierra Nevada. We can also help with buying vehicles, properties, getting married, banking, setting up business etc.

Sierra Essence and the British Ski Center is a Spanish limited company established in December of 2006 by Giles Birch & Jonathan Buzzard.

Our business focuses in two prime areas: