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Ready, set, SNOW… Sierra Nevada opens a week earlier than planned!

Sierra Nevada opens a week earlier than planned

Sun, Sea and Ski! Good snow conditions mean the Sierra Nevada slopes will be opening this Saturday!

With temperatures still peaking at 20ºC and blue skies crowning the Coast everyday, it’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year already. But it’s true, and what’s more, the Spanish slopes are set to open their snowy doors a week earlier than planned for the 2013-2014 winter season.

That’s right, tomorrow (Saturday 23 November 2013) will see the chairlifts and gondolas of Sierra Nevada open once again giving us access to the central Borreguiles area including the nursery slopes and access back down to the village on the “Rio” piste… Continue Reading

Author:Holly Purnell 22/11/2013 [0] Comments 
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Images of the week 8: All aboard... Snowboarding in the Sierra Nevada, Spain

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As all you followers of our blog already know, last month 50 top riders took part in a day of breathtaking slope style expression sessions and amazing snowboarding displays at the Bond Sulayr Show 2012. The event was held to celebrate the opening of this season’s major attraction – the biggest halfpipe in Spain – at the Snowpark Sulayr in the Sierra Nevada. But what you didn’t know – until now of course – is that VIVA’s own resident photographer, Jorge Morales, got up bright and early on Saturday, 28 January, to capture it all especially for you... Here are just a few of our all-time favourite images. So just sit back and enjoy!
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Photographer:Jorge Morales 17/02/2012 [4] Comments 
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Snowboarding Show launches the new half pipe at the Sierra Nevada's Snowpark Sulayr

One of the many truly amazing things about living on – or visiting – the Costa del Sol, is that it’s one of only a handful of places around the world where in winter you can snowboard or ski on snowy slopes in the morning… and chill out on the beach or by the pool in the afternoon! Yep, it’s only a 2-hour drive to the Sierra Nevada where this Saturday – 28 January – around 50 of the best national and European riders will be taking part in the Bond Sulayr Show 2012, celebrating the opening of the new halfpipe billed as this season’s major attraction at the Snowpark Sulayr.

Measuring 165 metres long, 18 metres wide and with an inclination of 35%, it’s the biggest halfpipe in Spain and will be hosting various official tournaments and competitions, including the Snowboard Junior World Championships taking place in March of this year.

Snowpark Sulayr halfpipe

The Snowpark Sulayr halfpipe

Weather permitting, the Bond Sulayr Show 2012 kicks off at 10am in the Montebajo area with various slope style expression sessions as well as a spectacular exhibition you definitely won’t want to miss.

If you haven’t been to the Sierra NevadaEurope’s southernmost winter sports resort – then you haven’t lived! The main hub, Pradollano (2,100 metres above sea level), has a great alpine feel to it, with plenty of bars, restaurants, hotels, self-catering accommodation and sports and leisure activities, so why not make a weekend of it?

Pradollano

Pradollano - Europe's southernmost winter sports resort

Author:Carolyn Mowlem 27/01/2012 [0] Comments 
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