Skiing in Spain!
Submitted by admin on Sun, 08/28/2011 - 15:51
Spain isn’t a country normally associated with skiing. The cliché ‘sun, sea and sangria’ is one that is more associated with Spanish holidays.
Yet Spain is a very mountainous country. The second most mountainous in Europe actually – just behind Switzerland.
Bit-by-bit, Skiing is gaining in popularity amongst the Spanish and the millions of people visiting Spain every year. So where to go?
The skiing in the Spanish Pyrenees is almost comparable to the small to mid-sized resorts in the Alps.
The most popular locations are; in the Catalan Pyrenees, La Molina, Boí-Taüll and Baqueira-Beret. The resorts in the Aragon Pyrenees tend to be smaller and include Astún, Candanchu, Cerler, and Formigal.
Most of the resorts are relatively new and are being developed on a continual basis.
Europe’s most Southerly Ski resort – Sierra Nevada
Far in a way, Spain’s most popular resort is the resort of Sierra Nevada in Granada. It is Europe’s most southerly resort.
Skiing in Sierra Nevada really is an experience. There are very few places that you can ski and have a sea view at the same time. On very clear days the coast of Africa is visible. Being so far South, it is blessed with many days of sunshine; people skiing in t-shirts and jeans is not an uncommon sight
The resort itself is ideal for beginners and immediate skiers with 100km of ski runs, with 22 ski lifts and a total of 115 slopes.
There is a saying in Andalusia “That you can be swimming in the sea in the morning and skiing in the afternoon” – Sierra Nevada makes that possible and with the beautiful city of Granada at your doorstep you couldn’t hope for a better ski location.
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