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Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada Ski Resort Guide

Sierra Nevada, Spain

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift3,300m10,827ft
Resort Height2,102m6,896ft
 Nearest AirportsGranada and Malaga
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Sierra Nevada

The Spanish ski resort of Sierra Nevada is at an altitude of 2,102m6,896ft.


Sierra Nevada has direct access to 79 marked pistes, served by a total of 24 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 2,102m6,896ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 3,300m10,827ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Sierra Nevada offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Sierra Nevada.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Sierra Nevada?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm-, expected on 10 December, with around 2cm1in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Sierra Nevada

Ski Area Stats

Sierra Nevada Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Cross Country
Total Length
8km5 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Sierra Nevada Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,300m10,827ft
Resort Altitude (Sierra Nevada)2,102m6,896ft
Lowest Piste2,100m6,890ft
Max Vertical1,200m3,937ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Sierra Nevada
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Sierra Nevada

Ski Hire Shops in Sierra Nevada.

For more information, see our page about Sierra Nevada Ski Hire.

Ski Lessons in Sierra Nevada

Find a Ski Instructor

To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Sierra Nevada Ski Schools and Sierra Nevada Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Sierra Nevada?

This ski resort is in Alpujarras, Granada, Spain.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Sierra Nevada is Granada, 60 minutes drive away.

Malaga airport is also within three hours drive.

Granada is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 24 ski lifts are able to uplift 31,965 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 30km19 miles of ski runs, with 25 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Sierra Nevada open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is early December (Usually opens last weekend in November or first in December depending on how the year falls), and usual closing is Early May.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Sierra Nevada, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Sierra Nevada Tourist Office for the latest.

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