Sierra Nevada is the southernmost ski resort in Europe. It is a mountainous massif and due to its landscape and biodiversity has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco. Due to its geographical situation, it enjoys an exceptionally sunny and pleasant climate. The length is about 90 km, the width is between 15 and 30 km and the highest point is 3482 meters.
Here is the ideal place for those who love to practice winter sports, from beginners to professionals. It is about 84 km of tracks divided by 86 slopes of different difficulty levels. Skiing and snowboarding are very famous in Sierra Nevada, by the high peaks and with the abundant snow it is possible to ski almost anywhere in the mountain.
Advanced skiers will find plenty of "action" on both Veleta and Laguna Peak. And from the top of Veleta the practitioners can enjoy spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Moroccan mountains. There are few places in the world where you can ski in the morning and go swimming to the coast in the afternoon, but Sierra Nevada allows this.
Off the tracks, there are some good restaurants and lively bars. The typical gastronomy of this region is very varied. You will easily find local, international food and even typical regional products, such as "Jamón Serrano”. In addition to these sports we also have several tourist points, such as the Sierra Nevada National Park, the Alhambra Palace, the Botanical Garden, the Sierra Nevada Observatory, Cortijuela, La Alpujarra (the historical region) and Sulayr (for sports).
It is also possible, with luck, to see a weasel, a hare, an Iberian lizard, a viper and even an ibex (wild goat), as these are the animals that live here.