Whilst home to many shops, bars and restaurants, the Plaza de Andalucia offers an open and spacious area used regularly as a venue for various events from competition prize giving ceremonies to concerts, craft fairs, exhibitions or similar and streets acts.
Most weekends, the resort management company organises events of this nature. Please read the public notices that go up during the week in the gondola's and around the squares for more details.
With plenty of ski related shops dotted around the village you can find some great deals on quality ski and snow boarding equipment and clothing.
There are souvenir shops, general convenience stores and supermarkets, a pharmacy, a hairdressers and a photographic shop.
Numerous restaurants are to be found all over the village including higher up into the mid and upper zones too. A variety of tastes are catered for from traditional Spanish and Italian to Alpine Fondues and Raclette cuisine.
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.
Tienda Goreski is the main place in Sierra Nevada for ski clothing hire.
The shop is located in the Melia Sol y Nieve shopping gallery, next to the hotel's side entrance and facing into the "Plaza de Pradollano".
We generally recommended you borrow clothing where possible before coming out to save on expense and potentially improve on personal comfort.
Sierra Nevada is well known for its lively "Spanish" night scene, especially during high and mid-season periods. Regular public events are organised for most weekends in and around the central Plaza de Andalucia. Public notices are posted around the village and on the gondolas informing of events to come.
Both the Pradollano and Andalucia plazas host a good selection of typical Spanish Tapas bars and restaurants that generate significant resort ambiance between 5 and 8pm, after which people typically drift off to have dinner before heading out later on to the night bars.
In typical Spanish fashion, you don´t go out until 11pm at the very earliest if you want to see others out and about!
In "Plaza de Andalucia", the central square of the Sierra Nevada ski resort, with the sign "TAQUILLAS".
You must buy your lift pass before using any lifts. Open 08.00 - 16.30 every day. On Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 17.00 - 20.30 you can buy lift pass(es) for the next day.
Pre-booking your pass can save you time, hassle and queueing which could ultimately delay you significantly in getting onto the slopes!
There are three main public parking areas in the Sierra Nevada ski resort:
To avoid paying anything, try driving down through the village through the mid-zone where the intermediate stop of the Parador chairlift is. Street parking is free in most areas around here.