Sierra Nevada is the third highest mountain range in Europe. Among its peaks are the highest summits on the Iberian Peninsula.
More than 20 of its peaks exceed 3,000 metres, with Mulhacén at 3,482m considered the ceiling of the Iberian Peninsula.
These mountains are home to the southernmost and sunniest ski resort in Europe. Chairlifts reach a few metres from the Veleta summit (3,398m), the third highest peak on the Peninsula.
Located in southern Spain’s Penibaetic System, in Monachil Village 31 kms from the city of Granada, Sierra Nevada Ski Resort offers excellent skiing conditions in powdery snow.
The ski resort is located within the western side of Sierra Nevada National Park. The park is also protected as a Natural Park and a Biosphere Reserve.
Every year, autumn is the beginning of the countdown to ski season opening. This season (2019–2020), the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort opened its doors on November 23, 2019.