The Sierra Nevada mountain range is less than a two-hour drive from the Costa del Sol and the journey takes you through some of the most spectacular scenery to be witnessed in the province, particularly in the region of Antequera.
The resort boats 39 ski runs and in March the FIS Downhill World Cup is held here. There are lots of other activities in the area, such as hiking, mountain climbing, horseback riding and canoeing (in the summer) to enhance your stay in the Sierras.
The village of Pradollano has everything from banks to supermarkets, medical facilities, hairdressers and shops. Expensive? It depends what you compare it to – among ski resorts of this calibre, it is relatively inexpensive, but compared to the villages in warmer climates, costs are higher. The resort also has a sports centre where you can relax and get a massage after a day on the slopes.
The safety on the ski runs is a top priority and the hi-tech control centre and four SOS posts are there to help the slope rangers and rescue team to promote it. The nightlife is as varied as it is fun. Skiing at night, restaurants, disco pubs and bars are among the entertainment possibilities.
Around Christmas and New Year you will find the resort at its busiest. There is a large car park but at times even this can be challenged leaving the outskirts of the village for parking. Be warned that its quite a walk to the ski lifts and centre of activity. And it feels like an even longer walk back since its all uphill and you'll probably be decked in full ski gear.
General information for the Sierra Nevada
The National Airport of Granada
The National Airport of Granada is situated 17 km from the capital Granada and only 48 km from the ski resort.
Tel: + 34 958 245 209
Tel Iberia: + 34 958 227 592
Trains from Granada
The trains from Granada connect to the major cities of Spain.
Tel Information: + 34 958 271 272 – 958 204 000
Buses to the Sierra Nevada
There are various bus services that operate to the Sierra Nevada and Granada.
Here are some of the telephone numbers:
+ 34 958 249 111 and + 34 915 484 400
Operator Bacoma + 34 958 157 557 and the daily service from Granada to the ski resort: Viajes Bonal + 34 958 273 100
Taxi Granada: + 34 958 280 654
Taxi Sierra Nevada: + 34 958 480 185, 649 826 524, 608 058 709, 608 058 048
There are two petrol stations on the way to Sierra Nevada, one at km 22 on the carretera Granada-Sierra Nevada and one at 8 km from the resort.
Ski-Lifts in the Sierra Nevada resort
Reservations Centre Tel: + 34 958 249 111
Weather Report Centre Tel: + 34 958 249 119
There are 4 lifts that can take you from the resort to the slopes. From there you will find many lifts to the various runs. The total length of the slopes is 62 km, which is divided into 4 green, 18 blue, 18 red and 5 black runs.
The Sierra Nevada Resort
The resort is at the head of the Monachil and Dilar rivers. The buildings are found between 2100 and 2400m, but the highest point of the runs is at 3300m. The name of the village is Pradollano and it is in the Monachil district. Apart from the ski related stuff you will also find a Provincial Council Nursery, the sports park 'Fuente del Mirlo' and a mountain bike circuit in Los Prados de Zangarrita. There is also a centre for altitude training (Tel: + 34 958 480 844) at 2320m, which is used by professional sportsmen.
The Clinic is situated on the Plaza de Andalucia.
Tel: + 34 958 480 220, 958 249 138
The medical centre is next to Hotel Melia Sierra Nevada.
Tel: + 34 958 481 149, 900 444 999
+ 34 985 222 222
Guardia Civil Sierra Nevada:
958 481 052 and Granada 958 251 100 or 062
+ 34 958 482 501
Local Police Tel:
+ 34 958 481 411
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