Sierra Nevada, Spain

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Sierra Nevada
The Sierra Nevada Ski Resort in Granada, Spain, the southernmost in Europe, is located in the Penibético System, in the south of Spain, in the municipality of Monachil, only 32 km from Granada, by road and with good communications .
The station has about 2,500 acres of skiable area and a capacity for almost 30,000 skiers per hour. The Sierra Nevada ski resort in Granada offers excellent conditions for white sport and is the southernmost ski resort in Europe so that you can enjoy more sunny days than any other place, and having already hosted numerous national and international events. international ski resorts.
Sierra Nevada literally means White Mountain Range and includes some of the highest peaks in Europe. The Mulhacen at 3,482 m is the highest in the Iberian Peninsula. The altitude generally guarantees a longer time than in the average season - with the feature usually opening at the end of November and lasting until the end of April, or until the first week of May. The resort has numerous races of different difficulties to satisfy skiers of all abilities. Natural snow is complemented by snow cannons in some races.
Sierra Nevada challenges many concepts associated with skiing.
Located just a few steps from the Mediterranean coast, it has practically guaranteed sunshine, the best spring snow conditions in Europe and is still a reasonable price compared to many of its European counterparts.
As well as ski terrain to cater for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels, the resort also offers visitors an ever increasing range of other facilities. Families will enjoy childrens amenities such as the recently developed Mirlo Blanco recreation area - with activities like skiing, Inner Tubing Bikes, ice skating and the new "Sled Roller". The nursery and snow garden are well-run establishments with well-trained staff who look after children up to seven years old.
The typical gastronomy of the Sierra Nevada and the Natural Park are very varied, and you will easily find local, international and even local products and typical regional products, such as ham serrano also known as cured ham, which when carefully cured in the climatic conditions of the northern part of provides exceptional flavor quality. The food is very tasty and it is a pleasure to discover the delights that the place offers.
The region in which Sierra Nevada is situated is famous for many reasons, and one of them is gastronomy. The food of the Sierra Nevada region is one of the most flavorful in Spain, where there is a mix of Andalusian food and the latest cutting-edge mountain cuisine. In the restaurants you can find regional food, Andaluza and Granada. What to do? Ski a little, take a break a few meters from the snow slopes, enter a restaurant and make a delicious meal with a wonderful landscape. The views of the restaurants are great, you can dine with white snow, blue skies and huge mountains as backdrop, turning a simple dinner into a romantic movie scene.
There are several restaurants on the slopes of the ski resorts.
Sierra Nevada has a maximum temperature of 20 ° C during the months of July and August. The minimum during this time is 11 ° C or 12 ° C. In autumn and spring, temperatures are milder as well as in winter, fluctuating around -4 ° C minimum and a maximum of 3 ° C. In winter, at the peak of the Sierra Nevada, you can do just above 0 ° C and a minimum can reach -10 ° C. The annual average temperature of the Sierra Nevada is 4 ° C, with February colder, with an average of -5 ° C, and July, the warmest, with average temperature of 17 ° C.

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