• 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!

Costa del Sol

Costal Del Sol

It´s easy to combine a ski holiday in Sierra Nevada with some serious beach-time!  It´s perfectly possible to be skiing in the morning and basking on a beach in the afternoon.

The Costa Del Sol is barely two hours' drive from the Sierra Nevada ski resort, making this entirely feasible.

And in addition to the lure of the beaches, the Costa Del Sol has dozens of fine golf courses which line the Mediterranean coast and dot the skirts of the coastal mountains- a Mecca for golfers.

The provincial capital of Malaga is an interesting city steeped in history with two castles the world famous Piccasso Museum and with a large commercial port dominating its sea front.

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Guadix

Guadix Cave Houses Granada SpainLeaving the Sierra Nevada ski resort, heading in an easterly direction as if towards Murcia and approximately 30 minutes' drive from Granada, you will find Guadix, a traditional Spanish/Moorish town famed for its casas cuevas (cave houses), most of which are quite civilized with all mod cons.

Dominated by its huge cathedral in the centre, the town is full of bars/cafes and restaurants and colonial style buildings with Moorish influence mixed in. Well worth visiting is its vibrant weekly street market.

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Las Alpujarras

Los AlpujarrasAbout one and half hours' drive from Sierra Nevada ski resort, along a route which circumnavigates the mountains, is the south face of Sierra Nevada known as Las Alpujarras.

These are the lower mountains that lead up to the Sierra Nevada from the sea, and are home to some of the most exquisite white villages in the region, where it feels as if time has stood still.

One of the most renowned is the award-winning picturesque village of Pampaneira.

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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" 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 Esqui and Escuela Internacional de Esqui. It caters for over 40 children from between 3 and 6 years of age (out of nappies), opening from 10:00 - 16:00, seven days a week.

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Ice Rink & Mirlo Blanco

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

Lots of different activities for all the family including the ice rink, toboggans, ski-bike, chair-bike, mini-ski, mini- snowboard and  roller- sled, ("Trineo Ruso") - a combined bobsled / rollercoaster ride.

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