Leaving the Sierra Nevada ski resort, heading in an easterly direction as if towards Murcia and approximately 30 minutes' drive from Granada, you will find Guadix, a traditional Spanish/Moorish town famed for its casas cuevas (cave houses), most of which are quite civilized with all mod cons.
Dominated by its huge cathedral in the centre, the town is full of bars/cafes and restaurants and colonial style buildings with Moorish influence mixed in. Well worth visiting is its vibrant weekly street market.
About one and half hours' drive from Sierra Nevada ski resort, along a route which circumnavigates the mountains, is the south face of Sierra Nevada known as Las Alpujarras.
These are the lower mountains that lead up to the Sierra Nevada from the sea, and are home to some of the most exquisite white villages in the region, where it feels as if time has stood still.
One of the most renowned is the award-winning picturesque village of Pampaneira.
At the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains is the fabled city of Granada and its surrounding provincial delights which extends from the Mediterranean beaches of the "Tropical Coast" in the south to the plateaus of its northeast corner.
The net result is an incredible variety of fascinating climes, sites and places of interest. Just 30 minutes' drive down the ski resort, the historical city of Granada holds countless monumental treasures of National Heritage.
The most famous of these is, of course, the Alhambra fortress and palace complex. During the reign of the Moors, Granada was a kingdom in its own right, and the Alhambra was home to royalty, along with their courtesans and slaves. It was also a formidable military garrison.
This landscaped area is located just beyond the Jara chairlift and down from the Al-Andalus gondola (Fuente del Mirlo & the "Mirlo Blanco").
Several activities for all the family are offered here including toboggans, ski-bike, chair-bike, mini-ski, mini- snowboard and roller-sled, ("Trineo Ruso") - a combined bobsled / rollercoaster ride. There is a restaurant/cafeteria with indoor and outdoor terraced seating.
Located in the passageway entrance to the "Borreguiles" cabin lift (below the control tower), on the slopes in Borreguiles in the resort.
There are both code controlled lockers that can be hired for 15.00€ per day as well as smaller day lockers for storing a backpack using a refundable coin method.
The coded lockers are large enough to store up to four sets of skis and boots.
There is also a place to leave day gear (coats, backpacks etc.) to the left of the main Borreguiles restaurant building.