Sierra Nevada Ski Resort
• Skiing down the slopes of the Sierra Nevada in Andalucia, Spain is not for the faint of heart. Its highest peak, Veleta, sits at 3,398 metres above sea level with a vertical drop of 1,200 metres. You can choose from six ski areas and over 124 pistes spanning a total of 106 kilometre runs, but bear in mind that this resort leans more towards blue and red runners. It only has 19 green runs, 40 blues, 50 reds, and for the true daredevil, seven black runs. If you’re into staying in palaces but do not bear royal blood, stay at the Palacio de los Patos, a refurbished 19th century palace with the splendid architecture design of its time. The Vincci Seleccion Rumaykiyya may also strike your fancy, a mountain hotel in the heart of Sierra Nevada that provides direct access to the slopes.
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