The following report is provided courtesy of Cetursa S.A.
For up to the minute information, please call us on: 670 461330 / 646 178406 / 629 540089.
When snow is falling on the road up to the resort, snow chains are obligatory. There are overhead illuminous signs in Granada (particularly just before the tunnel that leads out to the mountain road ascent) which state from which kilometre marker-post chains are required. If snow is falling lower than 2100m then chains (or snow socks) are required for any car which does not have 4-Wheel Drive in order to reach the resort. Often there will also be "Civil Guard" police stopping anyone without chains, snow socks or a 4x4 vehicle. Snow chains and "Socks"can be acquired from most petrol stations around Granada and on the mountain route up to the resort. Along the Granada bypass there are two large car stores that also sell chains - "Tiendas Aurgi" (on the Malaga junction), and "Centers Auto" (on the Armilla Junction). In the resort, supermarkets usually sell chains, but there is often a higher markup in price than down in Granada!
After a spectacular start to the winter season which effectively guaranteed the whole season ahead, Sierra Nevada will be closing the lifts down for this year as of 3pm this afternoon. The Winter Season of 2016-17 has officially been declared as the most successful campaign in recent years contributed initially by the fantastic snowcover received at the beginning of season, the consistently superior piste maintenance work and a natural influx in ski visitors. With the end of season due to finish next Sunday 30th, the decision to close early has been one of great consideration and due to basic safety concerns with the unusually high temperatures and lack of precipitation for the time of year, the resort management company have assessed the impossibility to maintain the slopes in adequate conditions for another week. We sincerely thank all our clients and anyone else who has benefited from our services this season and wish you all a very happy summer!