half an hours drive from Granada, and just over two hours from
El Presidente, is the
the Sierra Nevada.
the southern-most skiing resort in Spain and Europe, the Sierra
a tremendous combination
good skiing/snow boarding, excellent ski schools, very good facilities,
easy access and plentiful parking. Also as a result of its geographical
has a remarkable climate that often provides very good skiing conditions,
usually in brilliant sunshine with
warm temperatures so that you can enjoy skiing without having
yourself down with too many layers of clothing - applying plenty
of sun tan cream is strongly advised! Although it does
snow here (and occasionally the weather can even
the resort has one of the most advanced snowmaking systems in
from at least
November through to April.
visitors opt to stay in the resort's village of Borregiles with
its easy access to the slopes. All your equipment needs can be
lessons for all ability levels with english speaking instructors
with individual or small group classes.
skiers and snow boarders there are 87kms of runs -11 green,
35 blue, 36 red and 5 black. There are also nursery slopes
for those who are just learning to ski, indeed it is a wonderful
place to introduce families with children to the wonderful
delights of skiing! Gondolas quickly transport skiers to the
base station at 2100m
to the various runs (see above). Restaurants and bars are also
located at various points, including three at the base station
resort village of Borregiles has a good range of facilities with
numerous restaurants, bars, equipment hire shops
apres-ski tradition of a refreshing drink and tapas in the village
is a wonderful way to relax and soak up the late afternoon sun
whilst also enjoying the spectacular views.
accommodation visitors can choose between hotels ranging up to
and rental apartments.
those with families we particularly recommend the Trevenque Apartments
(see below) which is an apart-hotel because of its excellent
location in the village, good
quality apartments and friendly staff. Also, as well as having
a good restaurant and cosy lounge, the apartments in the Trevenque
have their own kitchen areas and lounges that offer the option
Indeed for those visitors with families this is particularly useful
as you can feed hungry children when needed and with what they
whilst also being able to either eat in the restaurant or one of
the many others that are just a short walk away.
vast underground car park below the resort is the most convenient
place to leave your car with many of the hotels, like the Trevenque,
having direct access to their apartments and rooms.
Given the closeness of the Sierra Nevada to El Presidente, it
is indeed possible to be skiing here in the morning and lounging
in El Presidente
day. A remarkable and probably unique idea!!
really enjoy your visit to the Sierra Nevada and the Marbella
area, why not stay in our luxury beachside rental apartment
its exceptional spaciousness, quality and comfort, five swimming
pools (one is heated), tennis and golf practice courts, wonderful
surroundings, beautiful gardens and fountains, children's play
areas, fantastic location 200 metres from the beach and excellent
nearby bars, chiringuitos and restaurants -
there's no better place on the Costa del Sol!
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why it is so special!