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  • 23/04/2017.....Farewell 2016-17!

    After a spectacular start to the winter season which effectively guaranteed the whole season ahead, Sierra Nevada will be closing the lifts down for this year as of 3pm this afternoon. The Winter Season of 2016-17 has officially been declared as the most successful campaign in recent years contributed initially by the fantastic snowcover received at the beginning of season, the consistently superior piste maintenance work and a natural influx in ski visitors. With the end of season due to finish next Sunday 30th, the decision to close early has been one of great consideration and due to basic safety concerns with the unusually high temperatures and lack of precipitation for the time of year, the resort management company have assessed the impossibility to maintain the slopes in adequate conditions for another week. We sincerely thank all our clients and anyone else who has benefited from our services this season and wish you all a very happy summer!

Veleta & Laguna de las Yeguas

The Veleta Peak dropping down into the Laguna de las YeguasAdvanced skiers will find plenty of action both on the Veleta peak and in the Laguna valley.

Filled with challenging reds and a couple of "Itinerary" (unpisted) black runs, there is also ample off-piste terrain overshadowed by the crags of the "Tajos de la Virgen" and the “Cartuja” peak.

Unlike other areas within the ski terrain, the Laguna holds much more of an Alpìne feel by being surrounded by peaks as opposed to looking down over the vale and beyond. The sense of actually being in another resort can be overwhelming at times!

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From the top of the Zayas T-bar and the Laguna chairlift, do not miss the stunning views out to sea and, on clearer days, the Rif Mountains lining the coastline of Morocco.

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Catching the afternoon sun transforming the sea to a sparkling golden blanket dotted with ships of varying sizes is perhaps one of the most memorable sights to take away with you!

Mountaineering expeditions lead off from this point to the back country areas such as into the Alpujarras or around to the Guarnón and San Juan valleys for some spectacular experiences.

The Zayas T-bar leads to the longest run in the resort, the “Aguila” (Eagle), which runs for 6.1 kilometres practically from the Veleta peak to the village base. The Zayas and Panoramica reds offer wide, steep and superbly consistent slopes from advanced training or simple blasting according to preferences. Head across to the "Descenso Hombres" pìste and imagine shussing in a straight line from there as they did in the World Cup Downhill event of 1996 and also in a couple of other world class events since then.

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