A three hour drive away from El Chorro on the A92 is the excellent Sierra Nevada resort for those wishing to spend a day in the snow. With great facilities for beginners through to seasoned skiers and boarders, Sierra Nevada sits in a stunning mountain range within the beautiful area of Granada, home to the spectacular Alhambra Palace.
This is Europe's most southerly ski resort and is small in comparison to other European resorts. However, the facilities are considered top-rate and it has hosted numerous national and international ski and snowboard events. There are numerous runs of varying difficulties to satisfy all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Natural snow is supplemented by snow cannons on some runs, and many visitors are pleasantly surprised to find that, because of its southerly position, the air temperature is usually warmer than other resorts.