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This page will tell you all you need to know about transfers to Sierra Nevada a Spanish ski resort with altitudes ranging from 2100m to 3300m. This resort has direct access to 79 individual pistes, served by 24 ski lifts. Since the ski resort itself is above 1500m, skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.
We have listed the airports in order of distance from the resort, with the nearest at the top. This should give you the best idea of the airport transfer you need. We have also taken a look at alternative transport methods to and from the resort. Public transport options, if available, are given towards the end of the page.
Sierra Nevada Ski Station is a ski resort in the Sierra Nevada in the province of Granada in southeastern Spain. The ski area is on the northern slopes of Veleta, the third highest peak in peninsular Spain. This is the most southerly ski resort of Europe. This is Europe’s southernmost ski station and the highest one in Spain. With its high elevation, the skiing season can last from late November until early May. Particularly towards the end of the season you can enjoy long, sunny days of skiing, although wind can be a problem due to Veleta's prominence and few trees. At the foot of the slopes there is a resort village, Pradollano, which stretches up a hill to the north of the pistes. The bottom of the village is at about 2100 metres above sea level, while the top is at almost 3400 metres above sea level. Pradollano is home to a large number of shops, including many that sell or rent ski equipment, souvenir shops and a small supermarket. There is also a variety of ski schools, restaurants, cafés, bars and nightclubs.
There are two Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Sierra Nevada are perfectly feasible. Granada Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.
The following airports link this resort to other parts of the world:
There are buses which ply to the resort from the airport listed above. Train options from te above two airports are not available. The resort is situated 27 km from the city of Granada, and is accessed by the A-395. It is also less than 100 km from Motril, on the Costa Tropical, which means skiing and swimming on the same day is an option. Nearest bigger city is Malaga, is accessed by the highway A-7/European route E15 (Malaga-Motril), highway A44/ European route E902 (Motril-Granada) and then route Granada-Sierra Nevada Ski Station.
While many people do use the public transport listed above they can sometimes be time consuming like some train journeys from airports not listed above may take up a long time to reach the resort. You are much better off booking an airport transfer from the airport where you land especially if you are travelling as a group. You will benefit from a shorter journey time and a direct route. You also get the added bonus of travelling in comfort, and of a guaranteed journey that is pre-booked. Airport transfers are also the most cost-effective method of getting to this beautiful ski resort.