2019 HEAD 12 Non Stop Ski Endurance Race

Sierra Nevada is hosting a 12 hr endurance race on Sat 26th January from 08:00 to 20:00. 

Sponsored by HEAD, the race is open to teams of 2 – 3 entrants, and simply consists of a 12hr endurance race passing through set control points.  The winner will be the team that successfully completes the most descents during the 12 hrs.

A full support infrastructure, with entertainment, food & drink, and evening prize giving dinner at 20:30, raffles, music  and more is on the cards, so this should be a good spectator sport as well as one for the keen skiers.  Entries are €60 per team.

FFI see the HEAD site or Sierra Nevada  web site

Tango Spectacular

The next few days the town goes Tango mad, with over 400 participants in a 2 day frenzy of passionate foot stomping.  Tonight, Friday 18th, the weekend starts at 19:30 at the Casa Cultura, with Instantes de Vida, which promises theatre, dance, music, songs and poetry, along with the most famous tangos, vibrant melodies and the occasional “world-famous surprise”.

This is followed with a spectacular on Saturday night, La Noche Que Me Quieras,  showcasing several well known names in the tango world  and honouring Carlos Gardel.  This show premiered in Valencia and it is a great coup for Almunecar for it be performed here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The two main concerts are supported by Milonga dancing in Parque de Majuelo.  This is a form of Tango which originated around the River Plata in Argentina & Uruguay and was at its height in the 1870s.

Hotel Almunecar Playa is also  hosting a series of exhibitions and workshops over the weekend, with over 60 registered dance partners.

Tickets are available at the Casa de Cultura, or at Viajes Ecuador as well as on-line at bravoentradas.com

Local Champion Ice Cream Maker

Anyone who has been here will know of the fabulous heladerias / geletarias around the town and sea front with their fabulous displays of home made ice-creams.  One of our local ice cream craftsmen,  José Muñoz Frontana,  of Heladería Daniel on Paseo San Cristobal, has got through to the final 12 of the national “Best Ice Cream Maker Of Spain” competition.

The finals are being held in Madrid from 23 to 26 February.  Each contestant will have 9 and a half hours per day to create their entries, with the judges looking at their skills, flavours, composition, texture, decoration, techniques and creativity .

You can skip the advert in the video when the text in the video reads  “Saltar Anuncio” – or if the video does not work try this direct link: 2018 Ice Cream Championship. and the interview should start after the advert finishes (small timer at bottom right).