Spring break skiing in Sierra Nevada

29 March 2017 0 Comments Category: Active Lifestyle, Fleur Van de Put

As a ski fanatic, I love skiing in Sierra Nevada. This mountain has more than 100 kilometres of skiable slopes. Before I lived in Spain, I never knew that there was any snow in Andalusia. Now I now better and every year around Christmas I get really excited and start planning my trip to Granada and its white mountaintops.

The ski resort is only 30 kilometres away from the very charming city of Granada

As the hotels in the ski resort, are very expensive and because Granada is such a lovely city, I combine skiing with a small city trip before and after the days in the snow. It is a perfect occasion to visit the Alhambra and to climb the stairs of the Medieval Moorish district, the Albaicín. At night you get a beautiful view over de Alhambra and the mountains from the Mirador San Nicolás. The Hammam Andalus is worth a visit after some days of skiing and the hotels in Granada are excellent for the price you pay.

After a day in Granada, we rise early for a less than one-hour drive to arrive at the white mountains ‘Sierra Nevada’

skiing with friends in the sunOnly the ski resort is in the snow. The roads are clear and it has an easy access. We have found a really nice and affordable family-hostal, which is called Hostal Yeti. The accommodation is cosy and clean, with private bathrooms and a simple but good breakfast. They even have their own ski-rental. The Hostal has a direct access to the slopes and that makes it easy get started. After a beautiful sunny day of skiing, we have some drinks in the village on a terrace in the sun.

My favourite restaurant is La Antorcha, where you can eat the perfect steak that you bake yourself on a hot stone. As a starter they bring the coolest sausage tree you’ve ever seen. Spring break has got a new meaning, when you can spend it in the snow and combine it with summer sunny weather. This year I was to early for the ‘bajada en bañador’, but you are not, because the ‘bikini skiing’ is planned at 22/04/2017.

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