Spanish (English widely spoken)
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The Sierra Nevada ski resort straddles the provinces of Granada and Almeria in Spain. The huge mountain range holds the highest point of Spain, which rises to an impressive 11,411 ft above sea level. It’s a hugely popular tourist destination amongst Spaniards and foreigners alike, partly due to the resort being one of Europe’s most southerly ski resorts. The city of Granada sits in its foothills, and Almería and Málaga are a little further on. lastminute.com doesn’t know of anywhere else can you ski in the morning and take a dip in the Mediterranean to warm up in the afternoon?
The resort is known for being family friendly. Intermediate slopes are good for beginners and a ski school is available for those who need a bit of a push. Don’t worry about the kids; specialist nursery slopes are available, which will get your future Olympic skiers trained up in no time. For the more experienced there are off piste tracks to get your teeth stuck into. With over 100km of piste, 20 lifts and 2 gondolas in service, Sierra Nevada ski resort is well stocked with all the essentials. And it’s a good thing to; the high elevation means that the ski season sometimes lasts between November and May.
When not skiing, you can enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings that the resort is set on. The whole area was declared a biosphere reserve and parts of the range were made into Sierra Nevada National Park. You can take trips and tours into the mountains and if you’re lucky you might spot a golden eagle, wild boar or perhaps one of the areas famous wild Ibex herd.
The Montebajo sports club offers swimming pools, sauna, massage and a fully equipped gym. Booking is essential in busy times. Due to its close proximity to a number of cities, day trippers flood the resort at weekends, so this might be worth bearing in mind when planning your Sierra Nevada ski trip.
If you decide to go on holiday in the Sierra Nevada resort you’ll be absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment and food. With 30 restaurants and 28 bars you could easily eat and dance the night away in a different place each night and still not have visited everything on offer. Food ranges from the delicious local tapas through to continental Spanish and Italian food. When you’re done eating why not go shopping, in one of the sites many shops, or even take a break and watch a film. Yes, this resort has its own cinema, broadcasting recent(ish) films with Spanish subtitles. Fun and educational.
Sierra Nevada ski resort is one of the most fully equipped and self-sufficient resorts available. For great skiing and the convenience of a wonderful resort, look no further than a holiday to Sierra Nevada ski resort. Book all your holidays to Spain with lastminute.com
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