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The British Ski Center - Sierra Nevada Granada Spain

Ski Tuition

The British Ski Center offers professional ski & snowboard tuition with native English instructors guaranteeing maximum levels of progression whether it be your first time on the snow or if you are looking at pushing yourself further to more advanced techniques. All our instructors are appropriately qualified, contract...

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Accommodation

Sierra Essence offers a personalised selection of accommodation options.  Since we live here and have developed excellent relationships with the accommodation agencies and hoteliers we can hand-pick the accommodation according to the specific requirements of our clients.  Accommodation options in Sierra Nevada ar...

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Lift Passes

Lift passes are required for all skiers or boarders whether you are a novice or an expert. Sierra Nevada has one type of pass that covers all lifts over the ski terrain, whilst also providing options for non-skiers to use the gondola up to Borreguiles or the Parador chairlift running up through the ski village. Sierra Esse...

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Ski Equipment Hire

Intersport 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 the...

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Sierra Nevada Snow Report

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 ...

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Gift Vouchers

Cannot decide what exciting gift experience to buy? Since 2010 and after many requests made over past seasons, the British Ski Center is very pleased to offer you the opportunity of offering ski or snowboard tuition vouchers to your friends and family as a great novel gift for whatever occasion it may be.

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British Ski Center

Our aim was not to set up just another ski school, but also to offer a more personalised service to our clients. Sierra Nevada is a unique resort in that it has around 20 independent ski schools. The Spanish Ski School, (Escuela Española de Esqui), was the first to be established in 1962. Since then, individuals or groups ...

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Ski Instructor

As a small team we rarely need many replacement instructors from one year to the next. However as dynamic an industry as this is, we are always happy to receive new applications. As legislation on national, regional and local scales are constantly revised, the following should be noted when applying for a job as a ski or s...

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The British Ski Center - Sierra Nevada Granada Spain

Ski Tuition

The British Ski Center offers professional ski & snowboard tuition with native English instructors guaranteeing maximum levels of progression whether it be your first time on the snow or if you ar...

Read more...

Accommodation

Sierra Essence offers a personalised selection of accommodation options.  Since we live here and have developed excellent relationships with the accommodation agencies and hoteliers we can hand-p...

Read more...

Lift Passes

Lift passes are required for all skiers or boarders whether you are a novice or an expert. Sierra Nevada has one type of pass that covers all lifts over the ski terrain, whilst also providing options ...

Read more...

Ski Equipment Hire

Intersport 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 ...

Read more...

Sierra Nevada Snow Report

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, sn...

Read more...

Gift Vouchers

Cannot decide what exciting gift experience to buy? Since 2010 and after many requests made over past seasons, the British Ski Center is very pleased to offer you the opportunity of offering ski or sn...

Read more...

British Ski Center

Our aim was not to set up just another ski school, but also to offer a more personalised service to our clients. Sierra Nevada is a unique resort in that it has around 20 independent ski schools. The...

Read more...

Ski Instructor

As a small team we rarely need many replacement instructors from one year to the next. However as dynamic an industry as this is, we are always happy to receive new applications. As legislation on na...

Read more...

British Ski Center

Our aim was not to set up just another ski school, but also to offer a more personalised service to our clients.

Sierra Nevada is a unique resort in that it has around 20 independent ski schools. The Spanish Ski School, (Escuela Española de Esqui), was the first to be established in 1962. Since then, individuals or groups of instructors have peeled away and set up for themselves.

Many Spanish instructors are trained and qualified to the requirements of the Spanish ski federation, the Real Federación Española de Deportes de Invierno, (RFEDI).

In spite of the numbers of schools, the number of good English speaking instructors is very thin on the ground compared to the number of UK and Irish visitors. Native English instructors are even more scarce. For this reason, my colleague, friend and fellow ski instructor, Jonathan, and I (Giles) have set up "British Ski Center".

British Ski Center was established in the Winter of 2002-3 and became a registered tradename in October 2006. The business operates under the fiscal company name of "Sierra Essence Ski and Mountain Center 2006 S.L." as a legitimate entity dedicated to the instruction of winter snow sports.

A Bit About Us...

giles and jonathanI (Giles) have now worked each season in Sierra Nevada since the winter of 1996/7. Since December of 1998 I have worked as a ski instructor. You can see me on the right hand side of the picture opposite.

My ski experience stretches back to 1982, when I first started as a child on family holidays in the small Spanish Pyrenean resort, Panticosa, close to Formigal, now Spains largest ski domain.

In November 1991 I lived and worked for a year in the French resort chain, Serre Chevalier gaining a lot ski experience with the locals there.

Three years later, in 1995, I started working for the Ski Operator, Neilson, which subsequently introduced me to Sierra Nevada where I was sent as resort manager for 2 years. A great part of this job was my duty as a Ski Guide. It was here that I met Jonathan and with contacts with the local ski schools here, the tempting notion of ski instructing became ever more prominent.

Three years on I qualified as a ski instructor with the Escuela Española de Esqui here in Sierra Nevada and have since successfully completed a series of training courses with the Spanish ski federation, RFEDI, (Real Federación Española de Deportes de Invierno), until in April 2003 I successfully completed the top level "Diplomado" instructor qualification.

This dream come true has provided me with a great sense of purpose and motivation, not only for instructing but also in using my knowledge and experience to help those who are less familiar with the ski and mountain scene. It is rare for someone to find a "job" that they thoroughly adore and live for, but I am now one of those people!

My business partner and good friend, Jonathan, (on the left of the picture) has worked consecutive seasons as ski instructor in Sierra Nevada since 1991, 11 of them with the Escuela Internacional de Esqui.

His ski experience also goes back many years, including 6 years living and working in the Italian resort of Sauze d'Oulx. He too has successfully completed several training courses with the same ski federation, RFEDI, and has been qualified as "Diplomado" instructor since 2001.

Teaching skiing and snowboarding is not just about getting you to the bottom of the ski run. Safety is always the biggest concern of the instructor. Secondly comes your personal enjoyment. If you can't enjoy the sport, we see little reason for practicing it!

With this in mind, in each class that we and our team give, we take the following view:

  • You are on holiday.
  • You are here to enjoy yourself.
  • You want to return in one piece!

Our team will explain and demonstrate the essential techniques required for skiing/snowboarding in a caring manner, (without shouting or yelling impatiently), aiding you to reach your OWN personal goals instead of solely our own.

Our team of instructors are personally hand picked with these vital characteristics in mind as well as ensuring the highest levels of English speaking possible. In this way you will be able to appreciate the incredible fascination and exhilaration of what we personally consider to be an ultimate winter pastime.

Please do not hesitate to contact us or call us on (+34) 646 178406 / (+34) 629 540089 for any further information you may require.

We are both looking forward to meeting you!

Giles & Jonathan

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Sierra Nevada Weather Forecast

Local date Sunday, Feb 26 Monday, Feb 27
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Air temp (°C) -3 4 8 8 3 -1 3 8 8 3
Local date Tuesday, Feb 28 Wednesday, Mar 01
Local time 07 10 13 16 19 07 10 13 16 19
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Air temp (°C) -3 3 7 7 2 -2 5 8 9 3
Local date Sunday, Feb 26 Monday, Feb 27
Local time 07 10 13 16 19 07 10 13 16 19
Wind direction
Wind speed (mph) 2
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Cloud cover
Precip. (in/3h) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Air temp (°C) -3 4 8 8 3 -1 3 8 8 3
Local date Tuesday, Feb 28 Wednesday, Mar 01
Local time 07 10 13 16 19 07 10 13 16 19
Wind direction
Wind speed (mph) 6
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Cloud cover
Precip. (in/3h) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Air temp (°C) -3 3 7 7 2 -2 5 8 9 3

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