A Day Trip to Sierra Nevada [Photo Essay]

Sierra Nevada Views

Amazing views from the Youth Hostal

Our Community Manager’s (Justin) trip to Sierra Nevada…

Last weekend I took my family on a day trip to Sierra Nevada. The kids had been bugging me for weeks that they wanted to go and see the snow, so after quickly checking the weather forecast (didn’t want to drive all the way up the mountain to find that the ski station was closed due to bad weather) we decided to head out on Saturday morning.

The beauty of Sierra Nevada is that it’s just a couple of hours drive from Benalmádena. We left at 8:00am and – after a short breakfast stop – arrived in Europe’s most southern ski resort at around 11:00am. 

I wont lie to you, we chose one of the busiest days and had to deal with substantial traffic (the amazing weather might have had something to do with it :-)) but it was well worth it!

Quick tip: If you are planning on taking a drive up to Sierra Nevada, try and plan to go on a week day; you won’t have to deal with the hoards of people that visit the resort at weekends!

We’re not skiers so the purpose of our visit was to have some fun in the snow… snow ball fights, tobogganing, making snow men, enjoying a few rays of sunshine and the odd beer or two (see photo) 🙂

We found a great spot right a the top of town next to the Albergue Juvenil (Youth Hostal). Lots of great slopes to speed down, sledge and toboggan hire, a restaurant serving good value snack food and spectacular views! Here are the photos to prove it:

Sierra Nevada - Veleta

Veleta, the Sierra's second highest peak


The village of Sierra Nevada

The village area of Sierra Nevada, also known as Pradollano


Tobogganing in Sierra Nevada

Getting ready to shoot down the hill on a toboggan!


Cerveza en la nieve de Sierra Nevada

Another way to keep your beer cool 🙂


Sierra Nevada in the afternoon

Amazing colour sky as the sun starts to set

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