English  To Ski in Sierra Nevada

In the south of Spain, in an earth blessed by the sun, the 3,478 meters of highest summits of the Sierra Nevada Massif guarantee the abundance of snow of quality in the most southern ski resort of Europe.

The resort, one of most modern and better equipped of Europe, has 103 tracks with different degrees of difficulty and an overall length of 95 kilometres, in which the ski as well as the snowboard can be practiced. One of the main attractive points of Sierra Nevada is the possibility of skiing at night in an illuminated and specially equipped track. It has as well, two circuits of 8.6 kilometres for cross-country skiing, discipline that can also be practiced in the second winter sports resort of the province, the one of the Ragua.

A great technical infrastructure guarantees the comfortable and fast access from the residential and commercial area of Pradollano. Two telecabins, 17 chair lifts, two teleski, two carpets and one telerope can transport to the tracks up to 47,000 skiers per hour. The resort has, in addition, more than 400 tubes for the production of snow that guarantees its quality and abundance.

In the Puerto de la Ragua, in the limit of Granada and Almeria, the second winter sports resort of the province is located. The Ragua is well-known for its excellent conditions for the practice of the cross-country skiing and for its strolls in sleighs tugged by dogs. Huskis and samoyedos lead them, sliding them at full speed by snow-covered places of great beauty.