Granada

Granada ShoppingAt the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains is the fabled city of Granada and its surrounding provincial delights which extends from the Mediterranean beaches of the "Tropical Coast" in the south to the plateaus of its northeast corner.

The net result is an incredible variety of fascinating climes, sites and places of interest. Just 30 minutes' drive down the ski resort, the historical city of Granada holds countless monumental treasures of National Heritage.

The most famous of these is, of course, the Alhambra fortress and palace complex. During the reign of the Moors, Granada was a kingdom in its own right, and the Alhambra was home to royalty, along with their courtesans and slaves. It was also a formidable military garrison.

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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" is the result of a collaborated effort between a couple of the prime Spanish ski schools in resort as an alternatiove childcare option to the créche facility. It caters for around 40 children between the ages of 3 and 6 years (out of nappies), opening from 10:00 - 16:00, seven days a week.

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The Mirlo Blanco Recreation Zone & Other Activities

This landscaped area is located just beyond the Jara chairlift and down from the Al-Andalus gondola (Fuente del Mirlo & the "Mirlo Blanco").

Several activities for all the family are offered here including toboggans, ski-bike, chair-bike, mini-ski, mini- snowboard and roller-sled, ("Trineo Ruso") - a combined bobsled / rollercoaster ride. There is a restaurant/cafeteria with indoor and outdoor terraced seating.

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Ski Lockers

Located in the passageway entrance to the "Borreguiles" cabin lift (below the control tower), on the slopes in Borreguiles in the resort.

There are both code controlled lockers that can be hired for 15.00€ per day as well as smaller day lockers for storing a backpack using a refundable coin method.

The coded lockers are large enough to store up to four sets of skis and boots.

There is also a place to leave day gear (coats, backpacks etc.) to the left of the main Borreguiles restaurant building.

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Ski Clothing Hire

Tiendas Goreski is the main place in Sierra Nevada that hires out ski clothing.

They are located in the Melia Sol y Nieve shopping gallery in the Plaza de Pradollano.

It is recommended you "beg, borrow or steal" clothing before coming out for reasons of expense and personal comfort.

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Ski Equipment Hire

riosportlogIntersport 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 in Plaza de Pradollano, near the Parador chairlift. Here is not only the latest equipment, but the management staff pride themselves on keeping it regularly maintained whilst offering a professional service.

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