Skiing near Marbella

Skiing near marbella
Skiing near Marbella is it for real? Actually yes, throughout the winter months the mountains of the Sierra Nevada near the town of Granada just a few hours north of Marbella are regularly covered in snow.
Buying a property in either Sotogrande,Estepona or Marbella means that you have access to a lifestyle similar in some aspects to California.
All of these the locations have amazing sun all year, warm temperatures and are situated on the coast near sandy beaches and the sea
The outdoor lifestyle and the ability to play sport throughout the year make living here a sports lovers dream.
Whether you are a golfer tennis or padel player ““>, water sports enthusiast,keen sailor, horse lover or hiker, there is something for everyone here.
However the Californian similarity is notable in the access to the mountain regions for hiking in the spring,summer and autumn months and snow sports in the winter.
The Sierra Nevada Mountain range is only 215km and a two and half hour drive from Marbella and the Sierra Nevada ski resort is a firm favourite with couples and families who regularly drive up for a few days in the snow to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, sledging and ice skating.
The resort is open from the November to the end of April due to its high altitude. There are number of excellent places to stay including 5 star hotels such as El lodge luxury hotel and spa which is the sister hotel to the world famous Marbella Club
Built in a spectacular ski in and ski out location right on the slopes, it provides the most luxurious accommodation, sensational food and of course all the facilities of the spa, outdoor heated spa and jacuzzi. The sundeck of El lodge sits right next to the slopes and is the perfect place to enjoy warm hot chocolate, a delicious lunch or indulgent cocktails whilst catching a few rays of the winter sun.
However the Sierra Nevada resort includes a wide selection of different types of accommodation, including self catering apartments, small boutique hotels and guest houses.
The hub of the resort includes many restaurants and bars and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the wonderful apres ski experience.

Many of the residents of Marbella, Sotogrande and the surrounding areas love the fact that they can enjoy the winter sun and at the same time have the Sierra Nevada ski resort on their doorstep.
It is perfect for a skiing with friends or taking the kids in the school break.

Here is a little more information about the Sierra Nevada Ski resort:

Located just half an hour from Granada, this ski resort is in a fantastic location within the Sierra Nevada National Park. With more than 80,000 hectares, this park is home to the largest peaks in the Iberian Peninsula: Mulhacén (3,482 metres) and Veleta (3,392 metres). It is a beautiful natural area, rich in flora and fauna that sustains the highest level of biodiversity in Spain through its unique mountains, streams and rivers.
It is no wonder that this wonderful location is a paradise for skiing enthusiasts from across Europe. In fact, Sierra Nevada boasts more than 110 kilometres of skiing spread across 131 pistes, with slopes that go up to 1,200 metres. Figures that help to attract around a million people every year.
The climate in Sierra Nevada is perfect for planning a snowy getaway with guaranteed sun. Its average annual temperature is four degrees Celsius. Thanks to this unique characteristic, the ski resort is able to remain open from the end of November until the beginning of May: more than 5 months of fun and snow guaranteed.

All the amenities are close at hand , hotels, apartments for rent, restaurants and bars , ski hire centres, heated pools and spas. What more could you ask for so close to home.

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