Sierra Nevada, Andalucia, Spain

Sierra Nevada is the second highest mountain range the southernmost ski resort in Europe and one of the few places in the world where you can ski/snow board in the morning and spend the afternoon on the beach.  

Located barely a stone's throw from the Mediterranean coast, it has practically guaranteed sunshine. Sierra Nevada literally means "Snowy Mountain Range".

The resort is located within the Sierra Nevada Nature Reserve, designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and National Hunting Reserve is only 32 km from Granada.  

At an altitude of 3300m, boasts a skiable area of 3.7 million square metres and has 24 ski lifts to take you to different slops for different levels (16 green -- very easy, 40 blue -- easy, 50 red -- intermediate, 9 black -- difficult).  There is also night skiing, which gives you a different view. Off the pistes there are a host of après-ski activities on offer, ice-skating, sledge ridges, cinema, shops, restaurants, lively bars and discos. In summer, the resort offers a range of mountain sports.

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