For HOLIDAYS IN SPAIN with a difference you will find, situated within the Penibetic mountain range in Andalucia, one of the greatest summits within the Iberian peninsulas: Sierra Nevada, Europe's southernmost ski resort. Snowboarders and skiers can expect 61 kilometres of ski slopes spread over 39 runs with 45 splendid pistes in addition to 6 amazing off-piste routes covered in snow almost five months each year. This premier ski destination is situated only 150 kilometres from the south coast and offers 2 cable cars, 5 ski lifts, 2 gondolas and 12 chair lifts towards the hordes of snowboarders who throng there each year. Four of the chairlifts are removable and the World All-Downhill skiing titles were held there in February 1996.

The resort has gained the status of getting the very best snow in all of Europe. The very best news is that the resort has committed to 16 artificial snow machines that can handle producing snow 24 hours each day and are a good help for stretching the growing season for skiing. Even just in the scenario that there's been no snowfall these snow machines guarantees that Sierra Nevada remains open for every occasion.

Evening skiing has been around since 1994 and is among the most enjoyable features at Sierra Nevada. Consequently from the pulsing evening existence you'll probably begin to see the ski slopes pretty much abandoned until 11 am with the majority of the snowboarders still sleeping from the effects from the evening before. A couple of another exciting features range from the lighting across the 3 kilometre El Rio Slope with a 545 metre vertical drop and also the recently introduced slalom course having a 1,100 metre vertical drop.

An on-slope half pipe is readily available for snowboarders depending on snow conditions. A few of the other skiing styles offered by Sierra Nevada include cross-country skiing, artistic skiing (moguls, jumps and ballet), adventure skiing, trekking, telemark skiing, downhill skiing and snowboarding.

You will find lots of professional skiers who visit the slopes everyday just before them being opened up towards the public in addition to once they are closed lower. The ski area crew is well educated to provide first-aid; should any emergency arise their quickest mode of transport may be the snow sleds.

You will find no excuses because of not going to Sierra Nevada and partaking in the exciting sport. You don't need to worry if you don't own the required gear as you will find lots of places where one can hire whatever equipment you'll need every day. You will find also lots of ski schools that may help you get started if this is your first attempt for skiing.

When on your HOLIDAYS IN SPAIN the resort village of Pradollano offers visitors a number of services from quality hotels to tasty Andalucian cuisine in addition to flats for rental, tearooms and evening clubs. The resort village offers child day-care centres, banks and ATMs, pharmacies, chapel services and ski rental fees.

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