Europe's most southerly ski resort, Sierra Nevade sits on the northwestern slopes of Veleta, the third highest peak in Spain.
The resort boasts over 100km of slopes spread across 124 runs with a vertical of 1200m, from the Pradollano base at 2100m up to the higher lifts on El Veleta at 3300m. In addition, the resort also provides 35km of snowmaking on 44 slopes. Weekends can be busy, and queues may develop for some of the older lifts, especially the chair up the village slope.The lower runs tend to better suit beginners, while there are off piste opportunities aplenty from the upper slopes. Despite it's latitude, the resort is the most snowsure in Spain thanks to its altitude, with the season running from November till the end of April.
If you want to enjoy a nocturnal non-ski activity, then stargazing is offered at Borreguiles. Even if you're not a star gazer, there are good views from the top of the plains and towns, and on a clear day across the Med to Africa. The Sol y Nieve hotel with spa and good kids' facilities has had good reports in the past. A main attraction of Sierra Nevada for many is its proximity to Granada, only 32km away. The resort is only 90 minutes away from the sea too.