• 12/02/2016.....Half term Approaches and the weather changes!

    The weather has changed finally and although there has been a lot of rainfall, a fair amount of snow has fallen over the upper slopes. However, Sunday and Monday now look certain to bring some well overdue snowfall to the mountains with temperatures forecast to plummit to well below zero and current forecasts indicating around half a metre of snow likely to fall! For all our "Half Termers" arriving this weekend please be prepared as snow chains may well be needed - especially on Sunday and Monday! If you have no chains, then most local petrol stations around Granada usually stock them. Please also bear with us on responses to email enquiries for periods beyond next week as there may be a delay for which we apologise in advance but assure you that we will get back to you as the week progresses and things calm down a little!

Sierra Essence - Sierra Nevada, Granada, Spain

Accommodation

Sierra Essence offers a personalised selection of accommodation options.  Since we live here and have developed excellent relationships with the accommodation agencies and hoteliers we can hand-pick the accommodation according to the specific requirements of our clients.  Accommodation options in Sierra Nevada ar...

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Ski Tuition

The British Ski Center offers professional ski & snowboard tuition with native English instructors guaranteeing maximum levels of progression whether it be your first time on the snow or if you are looking at pushing yourself further to more advanced techniques. All our instructors are appropriately qualified, contract...

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Sierra Nevada Snow Report

Details on both Current and Forecasted lift and piste openings. Please refresh your page to ensure you have the latest updates!

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Crèche

The resort crèche facility caters for younger children from 4 months to 8 years*. It has a maximum capacity of 25 children so pre-booking is recommended particularly during high season periods. Conveniently located at the bottom of the steps just right of the ramp into the base of the Al-Andalus gondola, the opening hours ...

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Dreamland & The Snow Garden

This is located in Borreguiles at the top of the first "Magic Carpet" conveyer belt (to the right as you walk out of the Al-Andalus gondola building). "Dreamland" and the "Jardin Alpino" are the result of a collaborated effort between the three largest ski schools in resort: Escuela Oficial de Esqui, Escuela Española de Es...

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Borreguiles

Accessed primarily via the Al-Andalus and Borreguiles gondolas, the central station of Borreguiles opens out to an impressive bowl with wide, smooth and perfectly groomed runs ideal for first time skiers. An effective lift system,spans out from here giving access to various alternate areas for intermediate and advanced ski...

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Veleta & Laguna de las Yeguas

Advanced skiers will find plenty of action both on the Veleta peak and in the Laguna valley. Filled with challenging reds and a couple of "Itinerary" (unpisted) black runs, there is also ample off-piste terrain overshadowed by the crags of the "Tajos de la Virgen" and the “Cartuja” peak. Unlike other areas within the ski ...

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Bike Park, Sierra Nevada

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 cro...

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Sierra Essence - Sierra Nevada Granada Spain

Ski Tuition

The British Ski Center offers professional ski & snowboard tuition with native English instructors guaranteeing maximum levels of progression whether it be your first time on the snow or if you ar...

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Accommodation

Sierra Essence offers a personalised selection of accommodation options.  Since we live here and have developed excellent relationships with the accommodation agencies and hoteliers we can hand-p...

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Lift Passes

Lift passes are required for all skiers or boarders whether you are a novice or an expert. Sierra Nevada has one type of pass that covers all lifts over the ski terrain, whilst also providing options ...

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Ski Equipment Hire

Intersport Rio Sport has two shops in the Sierra Nevada ski resort. Their main rental store is located in the Plaza de Andalucía, close to the Al-Andalus Gondola entrance, and their other is located ...

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Sierra Nevada Snow Report

Details on both Current and Forecasted lift and piste openings. Please refresh your page to ensure you have the latest updates!

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Gift Vouchers

Cannot decide what exciting gift experience to buy? Since 2010 and after many requests made over past seasons, the British Ski Center is very pleased to offer you the opportunity of offering ski or sn...

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British Ski Center

Our aim was not to set up just another ski school, but also to offer a more personalised service to our clients. Sierra Nevada is a unique resort in that it has around 20 independent ski schools. The...

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Ski Instructor

As a small team we rarely need many replacement instructors from one year to the next. However as dynamic an industry as this is, we are always happy to receive new applications. As legislation on na...

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Sierra Nevada Area - Webcams

Sierra Nevada Weather Forecast

Local date Saturday, Feb 13 Sunday, Feb 14
Local time 07 10 13 16 19 07 10 13 16 19
Wind direction
Wind speed (mph) 13
13
12
12
11
17
17
16
21
22
Cloud cover
Precip. (in/3h) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Air temp (°C) 3 4 6 5 4 1 -1 -1 -3 -6
Local date Monday, Feb 15 Tuesday, Feb 16
Local time 07 10 13 16 19 07 10 13 16 19
Wind direction
Wind speed (mph) 13
13
10
8
6
9
9
7
8
6
Cloud cover
Precip. (in/3h) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Air temp (°C) -8 -6 -4 -4 -7 -13 -9 -6 -6 -11
Local date Saturday, Feb 13 Sunday, Feb 14
Local time 07 10 13 16 19 07 10 13 16 19
Wind direction
Wind speed (mph) 13
13
12
12
11
17
17
16
21
22
Cloud cover
Precip. (in/3h) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Air temp (°C) 3 4 6 5 4 1 -1 -1 -3 -6
Local date Monday, Feb 15 Tuesday, Feb 16
Local time 07 10 13 16 19 07 10 13 16 19
Wind direction
Wind speed (mph) 13
13
10
8
6
9
9
7
8
6
Cloud cover
Precip. (in/3h) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Air temp (°C) -8 -6 -4 -4 -7 -13 -9 -6 -6 -11

Summer Fun

Bike Rental, Sierra Nevada

There are two top models of specialised bikes for rental this summer in Sierra Nevada. The rental options for the 2015 summer season are as follows:   1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days Specialized Status 2014 60 € 110 € 150 € 190 € 230 € Spec...

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Bike Park, Sierra Nevada

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...

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Sierra de Cazorla, Jaen

Not far north of the Sierra Nevada mountains within the national Province of Jaen, lies Europe's second largest National Park, the Mountains of the Sierra de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas. With its peaks rising to above 2000 metres the range itself provides a refreshing change to the typical mediterr...

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Eastern Algarve, Portugal

Whilst a neighbouring country to Spain, Portugal offers a distinctive change in terms of its culture, countryside, towns and villages. The people here are generally more reserved and formal than the Spanish whilst retaining the latin "warmth" to make you feel very welcome. The country is known, amo...

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Summer Fun

Bike Rental, Sierra Nevada

There are two top models of specialised bikes for rental this summer in Sierra Nevada. The rental options for the 2015 summer season ar...

Read more

Bike Park, Sierra Nevada

After a successful trial run of last summer's downhill mountain biking season offering routes across areas of the ski terrain, this seas...

Read more

Sierra de Cazorla, Jaen

Not far north of the Sierra Nevada mountains within the national Province of Jaen, lies Europe's second largest National Park, the Mount...

Read more

Eastern Algarve, Portugal

Whilst a neighbouring country to Spain, Portugal offers a distinctive change in terms of its culture, countryside, towns and villages. T...

Read more

Summer Fun

Bike Rental, Sierra Nevada

There are two top models of specialised bikes for rental this summer in Sierra Nevada. The rental options for the 2015 summer season are as follows:   1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days Specialized Status 2014 60 € 110 € 150 € 190 € 230 € Spec...

Read more

Bike Park, Sierra Nevada

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...

Read more

Sierra de Cazorla, Jaen

Not far north of the Sierra Nevada mountains within the national Province of Jaen, lies Europe's second largest National Park, the Mountains of the Sierra de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas. With its peaks rising to above 2000 metres the range itself provides a refreshing change to the typical mediterr...

Read more

Eastern Algarve, Portugal

Whilst a neighbouring country to Spain, Portugal offers a distinctive change in terms of its culture, countryside, towns and villages. The people here are generally more reserved and formal than the Spanish whilst retaining the latin "warmth" to make you feel very welcome. The country is known, amo...

Read more