Skiing in Sierra Nevada, Spain. Our second time skiing
A nice place to ski with good weather and good nightlife. There was also quite a bit of falling on black diamond slopes since it was our first times.
The Sierra Nevada (meaning “snowy mountain range” in Spanish) is a mountain range in the region of Andalucia, provinces of Granada and Almería in Spain. It contains the highest point of continental Spain, Mulhacén at 3,478 metres (11,411 ft) above sea level.
It is a popular tourist destination, as its high peaks make skiing possible in one of Europe’s most southerly ski resorts, in an area along the Mediterranean Sea predominantly known for its warm temperatures and abundant sunshine. At its foothills is found the city of Granada and, a little further, Almería and Málaga.
The Sierra Nevada Ski Station is a ski resort in the Sierra Nevada in the province of Granada in southeastern Spain. The ski area is on the northwestern slopes of Veleta, the third highest peak in peninsular Spain and the most southerly ski resort of Europe.
The resort hosted the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 1996 and occasionally hosts World Cup races such as the last were women’s technical races in 2007. In recent years World Slope and Freestyle events have made a very successful appearance here. It was also host to last year’s 2015 Winter Universiade, the world university games.