Marbella is the perfect location for a luxury lifestyle. It has elegant, spacious apartments, glamorous shopping centres, a marina and incredible scenery. You can play golf all the year round because the weather is always sunny and warm. And best of all, you can even go skiing! It seems unbelievable that Marbella on the Mediterranean coast is the best place to live if you love skiing, but it's true. You can easily spend some time on the beach before driving to the exhilarating ski slopes of Sierra Nevada.
The distance is 215 kilometres or 133 miles, but driving from Marbella to Sierra Nevada is so easy. It only takes two hours and thirty minutes. You simply take the coastal route to Benalmadena, then follow the A-92. You continue driving past Antequera before entering the city of Granada just one hours after leaving Marbella. The next part of your journey to the Sierra Nevada ski resort takes about thirty minutes.
Sierra Nevada has been an exclusive ski resort since 1964. It is located on the Pico del Veleta. At 3,398 metres, it is the tallest mountain in the Iberian Peninsula. The ski resort is on the north-facing slopes, but you can enjoy amazing views of the nearby forests, Granada and even the Atlas Mountains in North Africa! Sierra Nevada has a long skiing season from December to April. It is one of the best resorts if you like to ski early or if you want to continue until late in the season. The average temperature in the resort is around minus twenty degrees Celsius. There is usually deep snow of more than 100 centimetres. When more snow is needed, the resort makes its own by using artificial snow machines.
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The Sierra Nevada has the greatest ski drop in Spain of 1,200 metres. The combined distance of the ski slopes add up to a total of 110 kilometres. The longest ski run measures six kilometres. The resort has a wonderful selection of 131 ski slopes. They are colour-coded to suit different abilities from beginners to professional skiers. There are ski instructors to help your children learn how to ski. You can ask them for advice on improving your own skiing techniques. Sierra Nevada also offers cross-country skiing, ice skating and snowboarding.
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When you're too tired to continue sking, there is a luxury spa where you can relax. There are other activities such as toboggan rides and telescopes to view the night sky. You'll love the Après Ski facilities. There are many cosy restaurants and bars at the bottom of the slopes. You can enjoy traditional dishes such as raclette, fondue and paella. When it's time to go home, remember to visit the historic city of Granada. You can admire the atmospheric beauty of the Cathedral of Santa María de la Encarnación and the Alhambra Palace.
If you love the warm sunshine of the beach and icy, cold skiing, choose Marbella. It's the perfect location to invest in a luxury apartment or villa. At Questates, we have many years of experience in helping people find a dream home. We have an extensive knowledge of Malaga and the opportunities it offers for your hobbies. When you want an exciting day skiing in Sierra Nevada, followed by watching a warm sunset on the Playa de Alicate, you have to choose Marbella.
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