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World Snow Day: A Great Excuse for a Family Day Out inSierra Nevada

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World Snow Day in Sierra NevadaThis Sunday the 22nd January it’s World Snow Day, an event which is being celebrated for the first time in ski resorts all over the world!

World Snow Day is the second phase of a project initiated by the FIS in 2007 called “Bring Children to the Snow”; the concept is self explanatory… In this phase – the biggest day on snow –  simultaneous activities will occur all around the world on the 22nd January and will be repeated yearly in the 3rd week of January.

This unique initiative is designed to encourage families, and in particular, those with children to begin enjoying the snow. The idea is for children to try and experiment all types of snow related activities and sports. Obviously, people of all ages are encouraged to join in the fun and continue to enjoy the wonders of snow for years to come! Continue Reading →

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Night Skiing in Sierra Nevada: Fun in the Snow Under a Starlit Sky

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Night Skiing in Sierra Nevada

The "El Río" Run: Ready for Night Skiing!

Sierra Nevada Ski Resort is enjoying a great season with more than 100km of runs open to the public. For ski lovers who live locally, it’s a required stop during the winter months. As the resort is a mere 2 hour drive away from the Costa del Sol, many visitors and tourists make the most of this short distance to drive up for the day and enjoy a fun packed skiing experience.

What many people don’t know is that Sierra Nevada was one of the pioneers in the discipline of night skiing. Skiing beneath the stars with the lights of the Alhambra Palace and Granada in the distance is a unique experience which all visitors to the Resort can enjoy during the months of January and February.

Every Saturday (until the end of February) the El Río run, with its 3,258km and 500m of slope, will switch on its flood lights between 7pm and 9:30pm, allowing ski lovers the opportunity to enjoy their favourite sport after sunset.

The “El Río” run wasn’t designed for professionals, hence the reason for it being labelled a blue run; it’s not apt for the complete novice either! The idea is to provide an enjoyable experience to all those who want to try something different and that have, at least a little, skiing knowledge.

There’s just one problem: The normal daytime ski pass – and the season ticket – cannot be used for this night run…..you need to purchase a separate pass!

Let’s end on a positive note. As well as the daily treatment the snow throughout the station receives, the “El Río” run receives an extra dose of snow plough magic between 5pm and 7pm, before the night runs begin. You might have to pay extra for the privilege, but at least you’re guaranteed great snow conditions! 🙂

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