The Sierra Nevada ski resort is just up the road from us here in Almunecar and the news is that the first snows of the 2017 /2018 winter season have started this morning.
Down here on the coast we have had thunderstorms and rain, but the white stuff is coming down higher up from 2500m up to to the top of the resort mountain, Veleta at 2398m the summit of Mulhacen at 3479m.
The resort is planning on opening Sat 25th November and now sports a brand new logo, which was rolled out on Monday with a large presentation and audio visual presentation projected onto the walls of the Centro García Lorca de Granada.
The new logo incorporates what is seen to be more modern colours, a new font, a revised stylisation of Pico de Veleta and a nod to Granada itself.
Daily list pass prices for are pretty well in line with last year, running from €36.50 for Spring, €46 for low season, €48 for high season with a promo price of €44 for selected dates (pries given are for adults aged 17 to 59 – discounts for under 17s and 60 years plus).
Dates between Tuesday 7th and Sunday 19th March for the 2017 Sierra Nevada FIS Freestyle ski and Snowboard World Championships have now been announced.
For the planned event times and male / female events run times click on image to expand – please NB that times / dates / etc are liable to change so for any updates see the Sierra Nevada site .
For more info on the various disciplines see here and select “Disciplinas” (click “idioma” at top left to change language) Spanish version). Don’t forget we only have limited places on the transport each day and will be leaving early in order to get decent parking and beat the queues – so if you want to come up and see this event then please contact us ASAP.
Sat 11th Snowboard cross heats Slopestyle Final
Sun 12th Snowboardcross Final
Mon 13th Giant slalom heats SkiCross Final
Tue 14th Parallel Giant Slalom Final, Big Air practice
Wed 15th Parallel Slalom final Halfpipe Big Air
Thu 16th Slopestyle practice, Skicross practice, Big Air heats, Halfpipe heats
Fri 17th Slopestyle heats skicross practice, Big Air finals
Sat 18th Skicross Final
Sun 19th Slopestyle Finals
For ski trips up to Sierra Nevada please contact us for prices and availability. Don’t forget we can arrange all your Ski / Snowboard / Ski Jacket / Ski Pants / Helmet hire as well as English and other language tuition if required.