"Centuries ago, the white mantle that covers the Sierra Nevada amazed the Arab people, who named the area Monte del Sol, "Mount Sylayr". They could not have imagined that this sunny mountain would end up becoming one of Europe's temples of snow".

With more than 20 peaks over 3,000 meters in altitude, including the highest on the peninsula, the Mulhacén peak, Sierra Nevada is the southernmost ski resort with the most hours of sunshine in Europe. More than a million people witnessed this last season, exceeding expectations and confirming that the fame of the Sierra Nevada is growing year after year, even after two years of restrictions due to the pandemic. Sun and beach are not at odds with snow and skiing. If there is one thing that characterizes this part of the Spanish peninsula, it is the variety of climates and the different offers that can be found just a few kilometers away. If you like skiing, this is the place for you. Every season of the year has its charm.

A place to enjoy with the family

The Costa del Sol enjoys a mild climate in winter, a sort of oasis in the face of the region's sharp drop in temperatures. This contrast allows us to enjoy the best qualities of each climate. The snow takes center stage a few kilometers from the beach on a mountain that crowns a skyline made up of the coast of Granada, the best free tapas in the country, and the beautiful Alhambra. Hundreds of ski professionals are flocking to Sierra Nevada these days with the arrival of the first snowfalls, so whether you are a ski lover or you are fascinated by snow, prepare a getaway to this unique white-capped mountain.

Cómo llegar

Skiing and snowboarding are the kings of sports in Andalucia from November to March. Just 155 kilometers from Malaga, Sierra Nevada stands as one of the highest peaks in Spain, with slopes for all sports and activities where snow is the protagonist. Unique events open their doors from the 19th of November to the 16th of March.


From the end of November, when the snow is settled on the slopes, ski and snowboard lovers can enjoy all the facilities and different routes. Bookings and different ski passes can be made on the official website.


Sierra Nevada adapts its slopes to all levels, from unobstructed runs to clean and wide. 113 runs for all levels. This season Sierra Nevada has essential new features, a new ski mountaineering itinerary in 'La Loma de Dílar', the 'K12 route', and two new chairlifts. Download the complete map here.


Two new chairlifts expand the offer with what has been the largest investment in the recent history of Sierra Nevada. The improvement of the accesses or the confirmation of the ski resort as the venue for the Snowboard Cross World Cup 2023 consolidates Sierra Nevada as an essential destination for snow lovers.

"A catalog of environmentally sustainable infrastructures with proven energy efficiency". Jesús Ibáñez, president of the Spanish ski and mountain resort association ATUDEM.

How to get there

Sierra Nevada is only 160 kilometers by car from Malaga city. An ideal location for a stay on the Costa del Sol and a snowy getaway.

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Angela Schouten

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