Other Resort Facilities

Sierra Nevada Spain

What is up here?

The ski village is larger than many initially percieve and with a year-round resident community living here, there are plenty of general facilities that you would expect to find in any village or town.

Shopping

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With plenty of ski related shops dotted around the village you can find some great good deals on quality ski and snow boarding equipment and clothing.

There are souvenir shops, general convenience stores and supermarkets, a pharmacy, a hairdressers and a photographic shop.

English speaking varies between establishments but generally speaking a limited amount is spoken and understood. A great opportunity for putting your Spanish linguistics skills to the test!

Restaurants & Cafeteria's

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Numerous restaurants are to be found all over the village and continuing higher up into the mid and upper zones too. A variety of tastes are catered for from traditional Spanish and Italian to Alpine Fondues and Raclette cuisine. As yet there are no Chinese or Indian restaurants here.

Prices are reasonable and very much comparable to those found along the popular coastal areas such as the Costa del Sol. The traditional "Menu del Día" (Menu of the Day) is also commonly found alongside the the menu options available offering hearty yet budget focussed meals. For around 11 Euros per head, there are a few places where you can eat a starter, main course and dessert with a drink to accompany.

Popular restaurants are La Visera, Pizzeria Floren, Midas, Fromagerie, La Carigüela, Pizzeria Tito Luigi and La Antorcha.

For that extra special occasion when you don't mind splashing out a little, you may wish to try the delicate cuisine of the Ruta Del Veleta or one of the a la carte restaurants of the Melia's Sol y Nieve and Sierra Nevada.

The infamous homemade burgers at the Crescendo are an essential complement to your Sierra Nevada visit. Tex Mex dishes are popular at Tía Maria whilst the Chicken Fajita and full English breakfast at the La Visera restaurants are also well worth making an effort for!

The Melia Sol y Nieve Hotel

tn MeliaSolyNieve YhiSpa The Melia Sol y Nieve Hotel boasts a YHI Spa complex open to the public. General facilities include saunas, solariums, Turkish baths, swimming pools and massages. Rates available at reception.

The C.A.R. (High Altitude Training Complex):

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Abbreviated from "Centro de Alto Rendimiento", this high altitude training centre is equipped with some of the most advanced facilities in sport fitness. It includes a full sized Olympic pool, 400m running track, extensive gymnasium and sports halls.

Athletes from around the world visit here, particularly during the summer months, to train for various competitions. Special permits are required for access.

The following website is the official government site for contact regarding use: http://www.csd.gob.es/csd/instalaciones/4CenAltRend/1CenAlt04card/02cardgranada.

Cinema / Conference Auditorium

cine telecabinaLocated beneath the Hotel Telecabina in the central square, Plaza Andalucia is this multi-functional auditorium which is used for conferences, talks and cinema screening sessions.

NOTE: All films will be dubbed into Spanish, so this is something for those looking to improve their linguistic skills!

Ski Village Shuttle Bus Service

sierra internal busesThe resort offers a shuttle service via minibus that runs a continual circuit between the Pradollano square and the "Peñones" carpark at the top of the ski village. The No.41 bus stops every 20 minutes from 8.40 am until 8.50 pm from Monday to Friday and on the weekends every 10 minutes (30 minutes after 9pm) between 8.30 am until 11pm (2014-15). The cost is 2.20€ per person per trip.

Plaza de Andalucia

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Whilst home to many shops, bars and restaurants, this open plaza is regularly the venue for various events from competition prize giving ceremonies to concerts, craft fairs, exhibitions or similar and streets acts.

Most weekends, the resort management company organises events of this nature. Please read the public notices that go up during the week in the gondola's and around the squares for more details.

 

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