Ski Areas

  • Summer Enquiries for Winter 2017-18

    The vast majority of self-catering apartments don´t release their rates or accept bookings until November for the upcoming season. Many of the hotels do not release rates until the Autumn either. As such, there are just a few options we can give you now such as the two 4 star Melia hotels and the 3 star GHM Monachil. As we are "out of season" our response rate will be much slower as a result of this. From mid-June onwards, we intend to respond to any enquiries on a weekly basis. Most accommodation options nowadays offer a "flexible" tariff which allows future modifications and/or cancelations. We can generally compete very well with alternative options found elsewhere and so would urge you to consider this so that when more options open themselves up to us you may well be able to take advantage of a better deal later in the autumn.

Sierra Nevada Ski Areas

Sierra Nevada Ski Areas

Borreguiles

BorreguilesAccessed 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 skiers/boarders alike.

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Lomar de Dilar

Lomo De DilarThis stunning area offers spectacular views over the vale of Granada and boasts a superb array of long, wide blue runs providing ample ski entertainment among its rolling hillocks and soft ridges.

Now home to one of Europe's officially quoted "best" snowparks, the "Sulayr Superpark".

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Rio Monachil & the Parador

RioMonachilFrom Borreguiles, you will find the start to the long run back down to the ski village, "El Rio". This 3.2km run follows the Monachil river in motorway style with ample space for everyone.

The upper section takes you first through the "Genil" area where you will find a restaurant with an excellent sun terrace.

At this point there are a couple of options available:


A particularly useful one is the gentle blue access back to the ski village via the "Directa" which is really no harder than a green run in the most part. The track follows the contours of the mountain around to the top of the ski village where a series of tracks zig-zag their way gently down, providing access to the different levels within the ski village depending on where you are accommodated. In this way, clients can avoid busy queues for the Parador lift or the shuttle bus service back up to their accommodation.

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The Maribel piste is a good alternative to the remainder of the Rio especially during busy times. Kids love the tunnel that passes beneath the "Universiada" piste (used for the Super G and Giant Slalom competitions of the 2015 Winter Universiade Games). It also gives also access for intermediate skiers accommodated in the mid-zone of the ski village including the Hotel GHM Monachil and the 1 bedroomed Slalom BE Apartment.

From the Genil zone, the Rio continues onto a couple of steeper sections including the infamous "Valle de los Caidos", loosely translated as "The Valley of the Fallen", a section that becomes steeper and narrows a little with a rather ominous craggy rock face imposing from the left hand side.

The reward for passing this section is a wide yet gentle motorway section all the back to the village and the gondola's.

The Rio is often best skied earlier in the day although at busy times, it is wise to stick higher up so as to avoid possible delays with queues on the gondola's back up to Borreguiles. At the end of the day the Rio can get very crowded primarily during peak periods.

Every Thursday and Saturday during much of the season is when the gondola opens for night skiing. Both the Rio and Maribel pistes are fully floodlit for a superb experience on freshly groomed slopes and with few people around!

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Veleta & Laguna de las Yeguas

The Veleta Peak dropping down into the Laguna de las YeguasAdvanced 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 terrain, the Laguna holds much more of an Alpìne feel by being surrounded by peaks as opposed to looking down over the vale and beyond. The sense of actually being in another resort can be overwhelming at times!


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From the top of the Zayas T-bar and the Laguna chairlift, do not miss the stunning views out to sea and, on clearer days, the Rif Mountains lining the coastline of Morocco.

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Catching the afternoon sun transforming the sea to a sparkling golden blanket dotted with ships of varying sizes is perhaps one of the most memorable sights to take away with you!

Mountaineering expeditions lead off from this point to the back country areas such as into the Alpujarras or around to the Guarnón and San Juan valleys for some spectacular experiences.

The Zayas T-bar leads to the longest run in the resort, the “Aguila” (Eagle), which runs for 6.1 kilometres practically from the Veleta peak to the village base. The Zayas and Panoramica reds offer wide, steep and superbly consistent slopes from advanced training or simple blasting according to preferences. Head across to the "Descenso Hombres" pìste and imagine shussing in a straight line from there as they did in the World Cup Downhill event of 1996 and also in a couple of other world class events since then.

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