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Sierra Nevada; the most southerly ski resort in Europe

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The road trip to Sierra Nevada was incredible. Driving through olive groves and passing pink almond trees in full bloom, the temperature read 23 degrees. It felt unreal that we were only an hours drive from the ski resort. But there it was, the huge white mountain range right in front of us: Sierra Nevada.

The mountain range is situated in the region of Andalucía, provinces of Granada and Almería. It contains the highest point of continental Spain, Mulhacén at 3,478 metres (11,411 ft) above sea level and as we drove up the temperature dropped one degree every 160 meter. (David have been taught this atmospheric rule in school;-)) Because the resort  is that close to the Mediterranean Sea, it is known for its warm temperatures and abundant sunshine. And warm and sunny it was: All three days we were skiing in barely anything, and being used to skiing in Norway, Sweden or Austria, it was incredible. Enjoying our lunch every day outside on the terrace, it felt like being on holiday by Mediterranean Sea.

We had a great trip, had excellent service everywhere, the village Sierra Nevada is beautifully situated with amazing views and the slopes have a good mix of difficulty levels.

Facts:

Total length of marked slopes: 105.6 Km

Total of slopes:

Green 18

Blue 42

Red 53

Black 7

The kids ending up being really good at skiing, after 3days with 2 hours in ski school. Skiing lessons: www.sierranevadaescuela.com/

We rented an apartment with: http://www.apartamentoshabitat.com/

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