The Sierra Nevada ski slopes have opened for business two days earlier than planned for the 2012-13 ski season. A total of 11.5km of runs are open with a covering of 20-30cms of powder snow.

The runs that are open are Panorámica, Panorámica II, Collado de Borreguiles, Rebeco (partially), Zorro, Peseta, Perdiz, Principiantes I, II, IV and V. Their are eight telecabinas open to get skiers up the mountain; Borreguiles, Emile Allais, Veleta II, Veleta, Stadium, Zayas, Borreguiles and Dauro.

The Sierra Nevada Ski Resort in Granada Province is less than two hours drive from Nerja and is the best and largest ski resort in Spain. Sierra Nevada, which hosted the 1996 world Championships, has over a 100km of pistes ranging from the impossibly steep World Cup Downhill runs to a huge selection of easy learner pistes.

If you don’t want to ski, you can also take a day trip up there to have a wander round the picturesque snow covered landscape.

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